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Standard dealers in India - part 2

Standard Eight Servicing 1939 Motor Trader 68

Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41A

Triumph Car Dealer new year 2018 update

Triumph Car Main Distributor List for USA in 1962

Gordon Lovett Ltd of Ealing - Triumph Car Dealer 55

Triumph Herald Owners Repair Manual

Loxhams of Preston - Triumph Car Dealers 54

Merlyn Motors of Bristol - Triumph Car Dealers 11A

Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd - Triumph Car Dealers 52

Murray of Stratford St Andrew Ltd of Saxmundham - Triumph Car Dealers 51

Standard car dealers in India

Reg Horsley of Leeds - Triumph Car Dealers 35A

Eyles and Eyles of Oxford - Triumph car dealer 50

Triumph Herald 13/60 Spares Parts Catalogue

W J Coe Ltd of Ipswich - Triumph Car Dealer 49

Charles Clark - Triumph car dealer 48

Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph TR7 and Dolomite Sprint

Cyril J Deal Ltd of Kelvedon - Triumph car dealer 47

Triumph car dealers in New Zealand

British Leyland Technical Literature Catalogue

Berkeley Square Garages Limited of London - Triumph Car Dealer 46

Glen Garages of Bletchley - Triumph Car Dealers 45

Leycare directory of approved dealers 1973

S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry - Triumph Car Dealers 44


Standard dealers in India - part 2

Standard Gazel Indian Distributors+dealers May1976

Thanks to Shyam K'chari, a facebook friend, I now have a clear scan of a page from Standard Gazel brochure which includes a list of Standard Motor Products of India Ltd distributors and main dealers as at May 1976.

ALLIED MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. 5 Scindia House, New Delhi 1
AUTO CHENOY 62D, Sarojini Devi Road, SECUNDERABAD 3
BHOPAL MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. 1 Sultania Road, BHOPAL 1
BOMBAY METRO MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. 66 Sitaram Patkar Marg, BOMBAY 7
COURTESY MOTORS. Exhibition Road, PATHA 1
COURTESY MOTORS. 17 Camac Street, CALCUTTA 16
FAIRDEAL MOTORS. Residency Street, SRINAGAR
L KULABIDHU SINGH & CO. 114D Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, IMPHAl. 795 001
M, M. MOTORS PRIVATE LTD. Dispur, GAUHATI
M. M. MOTORS. Nongthymmai, SHILLONG 3
ORIENTAL MOTOR CAR COMPANY PRIVITE LTD,53-54 Hazratganj, LUCKNOW 1
RAJ COMMERCIAL. ENTERPRISES, Central Market, ROURKELA
RAMA YESHWANT NAIK & SONS, Margao 1 GOA
R. I. WORKS, Kingsway, NAGPUR 1
SANGHI BROTHERS (INDORE) PRIVATE LTD, 6 Manoramagani, INDORE 1
SOBHAG AGENCIES (PRIVATE) LTD, .Mirza Ismail Road, JAIPUR 1
STANDARD SERVICES 4 Motor Market, Industrial Area, CHANDIGARH
TASHI COMMERCIAL CORPORATION. Phuntsoling, BHUTAN
THE BOMBAY GARAGE. Kingsway, JABALPUR l
THE UNION COMPANY (MOTORS) PRIVATE LTD. 29, Mount Road, MADRAS 2
UNICORN (BANGALORE) PRIVATE LTD. 8 Brigade Road, BANGALORE 1
VIKRAM MOTORS. 15/198, Vikramajit Singh Road, KANPUR 1

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard Triumph car dealers in India, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to my earlier post Standard car dealers in India 

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to facebook page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Shyam K'chari for a scanned copy of the May 1976 Standard Gazel brochure.

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 17th January 2018 4:31pm gmt



Standard Eight Servicing 1939 Motor Trader 68

Here is another Motor Trader service information data sheet.  This one is for the Standard Eight from 1939 and was originally published way back in July 1939.

You can see a preview below. Click the link to download a copy.



To see more Standard car stuff from my collection

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 05th January 2018 4:54pm gmt



Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41A

Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd

Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam
Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street, Grantham are listed in directories for October 1955, 1959 and August 1961.  The company Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd was dissolved 13 June 1978 according to an advert in the London Gazette.
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street, Grantham
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street

Thanks to the Grantham Journal for the following information.  The Empire Garage was built on Brook Street, Grantham, by Lou Musson in 1952. One of the buildings that made way for the garage was the old gymnasium which had various uses in its time including a theatre and a seed warehouse.

The Empire Garage was an agent for Ford, Standard and Triumph cars and also sold used cars.

It was later for years known as the Blue Star Garage before it was taken over by Safe Petroleum. It remained as a garage until the new millennium when it was bought by King’s School.


Plea for information

Have you got information or recollections about any Standard or Triumph garages based in Grantham, Lincs UK? I am looking for photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

I wrote about North Road Garage in a previous blog post in March 2016: https://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealers-7-flying-heralds.html.

Read about Sellers Service Station

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Facebook page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956 - from Sam Ballaam; Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street photo from Grantham Journal;

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 04th January 2018 12:11am gmt



Triumph Car Dealer new year 2018 update

What a great year 2017 was. This blog has averaged over 3000 visits a month. The most popular post Triumph dealer posts now attract at least 500 visitors. H A Browett of Leicester with 897 visits is at this point the most popular Triumph dealer blog post.

Triumph Car Dealers
My facebook page now has 470 likes which is good for such a niche subject.

Standard Triumph car dealers
The flickr group now has 357 images and continues to attract new input regularly.

THANK YOU
To everybody for your contributions and comments.

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 01st January 2018 4:48pm gmt



Triumph Car Main Distributor List for USA in 1962

The Triumph Herald owners handbooks for the USA market included a list of the main distributors.  I have extracted this information from the USA Triumph Herald Coupe and Convertible Owners Handbook for 1959-62.

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
CAL SALES, INC., 1957 West 144th Street, Gardena, California
Telephone: Davis 9-7575

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
EUROPEAN MOTORS, INC., 8811 E, Jefferson Avenue, Detroit 14, Michigan
Telephone: Valley 1-7900

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
GENSER-FORMAN, INC., 1200 Springfield Road, Union, New Jersey
Telephone: Murdock 8-0050

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee
SOUTHEAST TRIUMPH SALES, INC., 207 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida
Telephone: Hemlock 3-5674

Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
JONES-BISCHOFF TRIUMPH DISTRIBUTORS, 5220 Natural Bridge, SI. Louis J5, Missouri
Telephone: Evergreen 5-2222

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
SOUTHWEST TRIUMPH DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 308 Hughes Street, Houston, Texas
Telephone: Walnut 8-5286

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
TRIUMPH DISTRIBUTORS, INC., 870 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Telephone: Whitehall 3-4242

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
TRIUMPH DISTRIBUTORS OF NEW ENGLAND, INC., 33 Mount Auburn Street,
Watertown 72, Boston, Massachusetts
Telephone: Walnut 6-0660

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
COLUMBIA TRIUMPH DISTRIBUTOR, INC., 10582 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington,
Maryland
Telephone, Lockwood 4-0650

Alaska
SPORTCAR SALES, 109 Fireweed Lane, Spenard, Alaska
Telephone,' Anchorage 6-9799

Hawaii
VAIL MOTORS, LTD., 400 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
Telephone: 583-587

America Dealer directory

I have a copy of the  Leyland North America Dealer directory 1974 - Austn , MG, Jaguar, Triumph, Land Rover.  If you have any other directories I would really appreciate a copy.


Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 27th December 2017 6:34pm gmt



Gordon Lovett Ltd of Ealing - Triumph Car Dealer 55

Gordon Lovett Ltd of Ealing are the subject of this short post in my series about Triumph car dealers.


Gordon Lovett Ltd, 45 Mall, Ealing, London
This fine looking building at 45 Mall, Ealing W5 3TJ was the home of Gordon Lovett Ltd in 1979.
45 Mall, Ealing google street view May 2016
45 Mall, Ealing google street view May 2016
After the business ceased using the building a number of other firms have occupied the site. 30th March 1981 saw the appointment of a liquidator to the company Gordon Lovett Ltd which had been founded in August 1925.

Listed in my September 1968, March 1972, and March 1974 directories as Triumph dealer. Listed in  May 1975 as Gordon Lovett Ltd (trading as Lovetts of Ealing) acting as a dealer for Rover, Land Rover and Triumph.

I know they held the Land Rover franchise in April 1950 and in 1961.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Gordon Lovett Ltd of Ealing, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Gordon Lovett Ltd, 45 Mall, Ealing, London image from Alamy.com;

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 23rd December 2017 07:19am gmt



Triumph Herald Owners Repair Manual

I have recently added to my collection of Herald and Vitesse literature.  To start here is the Triumph Herald Owners Repair Manual for early 1959-1962 models.

I will be adding a download link etc to my website.

Donations to help me with the costs of running my websites would be welcome. 

Here is a preview.





posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 21st December 2017 5:09pm gmt



Loxhams of Preston - Triumph Car Dealers 54

Loxhams June 1962 advert
Loxham's Garage Ltd are the feature business of this article - number 54 in my series about Triumph car dealers.

A long history

Loxham's Garages Ltd 1922 advert
Loxham's Garages Ltd 1922 advert
As this advert from 1922 shows Loxham's Garage Ltd operated in Preston from 1922 or earlier. With premises in Fishergate and Charnley Street they were selling Rolls Royce, Wolseley, Sunbeam, Austin, Bean, Belsize, Morris and Standard vehicles.  I am indebted to the Preston digital archive for many of the images used in this article.
Loxhams Garages Ltd.1925 advert
Loxhams Garages Ltd.1925 advert
Loxhams Garages Ltd, of Fishergate & Charnley Street, Preston advert from 1925 say "Dads New Car - Here it is and its Standard"
Loxhams Fishegate letterhead 12 December 1935
Loxhams Fishegate letterhead 12 December 1935
Loxhams Motor Garage, Charnley Street, Preston1965
Loxhams Motor Garage, Charnley Street, Preston 1965

Car Parking

As with many other garages one of the services that Loxhams offered was car parking - as can be seen from this receipt from 1957.
Loxhams Motorservices Ltd. Corporation Street, Preston 1957 car park ticket
Loxhams Motorservices Ltd. Corporation Street, Preston 1957 car park ticket

Not just Triumphs

Loxhams Garages Ltd 1927 Rolls Royce advert
Loxhams Garages Ltd 1927 Rolls Royce advert
 Loxhams Garages Ltd were appointed by both Rolls Royce and Bentley at their Preston branch.

Jaguar, Daimler and Bond motor cars, Leyland light commercial vehicles and Ferguson tractors in addition Standard Triumph products.

The Bond connection

The Bond car company and Loxhams were connected. The original Bond Minicar which was conceived and designed by Lawrence (Lawrie) Bond was built in Preston, Lancashire by Sharp's Commercials Limited - a member of the Loxhams and Bradshaw Group of companies. Production started in January 1949.
Bond cars on delivery truck
Bond cars on delivery truck
The Bond Equipe, introduced in 1963, was built in association with Standard Triumph. The engine and chassis were taken from the Spitfire and Herald /Vitesse range whilst the main body parts were made in glass fibre by Bonds. The vehicle was then assembled at the Bond factory in Ribbleton Lane, Preston. The success of the Equipe led Sharp's Commercials to formally change its name to Bond Cars Limited in 1964.
Jaguar House, Blackpool Road, Preston 1958
Jaguar House, Blackpool Road, Preston 1958
Many years ago, we were appointed the First official Distributors of the Bond. Since that date we have sold a vast number of these wonderful cars, and in so doing, have made countless friends, all
of whom share our enthusiasm for the Bond.

This is the Mecca of all Bond owners and we arc the people to see about exchanging your old Bond for the new Mk. F Saloon.

OPEN DAILY (Sundays included)- 9-0 a.m. to 8-0 p.m.
DEMONSTRATION CARS ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Not just Preston

Loxhams operated from several sites in Preston and had branches in other towns:
  • Loxhams Morriservices Ltd, Sudell Cross, Blackburn
  • Loxhams Garages (Blackpool) Ltd, Cherry Tree Road and Devonshire Road, Blackpool
  • Loxhams Garages (Chorley) Ltd, Bengal Street, Chorley
  • Loxhams Garages (St Annes) Ltd, Kings Road, St Annes
  • Jaguar House, Ashton Garages Ltd, Blackpool Road, Preston
  • Loxhams Morriservices Ltd, Corporation Street, Preston
  • Loxhams Garages (Kendal) Ltd, The Westmorland Garage, Kendal

Show and Service Week promotions

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with week long Show and Service promotions.  These were held by the firm at their premises:

Loxhams Garages Ltd, Charnley Street, Preston - 4th to 7th April 1966

Loxhams Garages (St Annes) Ltd, Kings Road, St Annes - 16th to 20th May 1966, 25th to 29th September 1967, 30th September to 4th October 1968

Loxhams Garages (Kendal) Ltd, The Westmorland Garage, Kendal- 2nd to 6th October 1967, 8th to 12th March 1965

Taken over by Dutton Forshaw

In 1968 the Loxhams and Bradshaw Group of companies was bought by the Dutton-Foreshaw Group. Loxhams Garages Ltd became a part of the Dutton Forshaw group and started trading under that name from some point after March 1972.

Triumph car dealers in Preston

April 1951:
Loxhams .Morriservices, Ltd., Corporation Street, PRESTON

October 1955, 1959, August 1961:
Loxhams .Garages Ltd., Charnley Street, Fishergate

February 1965:
Loxhams .Garages Ltd., Charnley Street, Fishergate as distributor
Tulkeith Service Station, 375 Blackpool Road

September 1968:
Loxhams .Garages Ltd., Charnley Street as distributor
Ashton Preston Garages Limited, Jaguar House, Blackpool Road, Ashton

March 1972
Loxhams .Garages Ltd., Corporation Street as distributor
Ashton Preston Garages Limited, Jaguar House, Blackpool Road, Ashton

March 1974:
Dutton Forshaw (Preston) Ltd, Corporation Street PR1 2TR as distributor
Dutton Forshaw (Preston) Ltd, Ashton Preston Garages, Jaguar House, Preston Road, Ashton PR2 1HP

May 1975, March 1988:
Dutton Forshaw (Preston) Ltd, Corporation Street PR1 2TR as distributor of Triumph , Rover and Land Rover

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about any of Loxhams businesses, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Loxham's Garages Ltd 1922 advert, Loxhams Garages Ltd.1925 advert, Loxhams Garages Ltd 1927 Rolls Royce advert, Jaguar House, Blackpool Road, Preston 1958 and Loxhams Motor Garage, Charnley Street, Preston1965 all from Preston Digital Archive; Bond cars on delivery truck Nick Witherspoon on facebook.

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 16th December 2017 07:30am gmt



Merlyn Motors of Bristol - Triumph Car Dealers 11A

Merlyn Motors of Whiteladies Road, Bristol are the subject of this short post in my series about Triumph car dealers.

Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 29 October 1932
Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 29 October 1932
Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 10 December 1932
Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 10 December 1932
Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 26 November 1932
Merlyn Motors Ltd advert on Western Daily News 26 November 1932
Unfortunately at present the only information I have is these copies of a series of adverts from the Western Daily News in 1932.

Seagull outboard motors


August 1931 saw the introduction of a 2-stroke motor made by the Sunbeam Motorcycle Company.  Originally intended as an industrial engine there were three versions, a 340 c.c. twin, a 102 c.c. single, and a 78 c.c. single. It was produced at Wolverhampton for several years, and distributed in the UK by Merlyn Motors Whiteladies Road Bristol. It became known as the 'Seagull' outboard motor.  Thanks to www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Transport/Motorcycles/Sunbeam/Sunbeam5.htm for the above paragraph.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about this garage, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Source and links

Link to the other articles in this series.

Click here to read my blog post about College Motors another Bristol Triumph dealer.

Or here to read about C Allen and Son (Bristol) Ltd

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Merlyn Motors Ltd of Bristol Seagull advert 1932 from gracesguide; The Western Daily Press adverts found on pinterest (David Nicoll).

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 09th December 2017 08:30am gmt



Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd - Triumph Car Dealers 52

Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd Road Atlas cover
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd Road Atlas cover
Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd are the feature business of this article - number 52 in my series about Triumph car dealers.
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd Road Atlas
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd Road Atlas

Dunns as distributor 

Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd were the distributor for Standard Triumph cars in their area (County Durham excluding Gateshead) for many years and would have supplied vehicles to other garages in their territory. They operated from two premises in Sunderland Wheatsheaf Corner and Roker Avenue.
Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd advert from Motor 5 September 1956
Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd advert from Motor 5 September 1956
As at September 1956 the dealers supplied included.
  • AUNGERS LTD, Newcastle Road, CHESTER-LE-STREET
  • C R BRADLEY & SONS (Blackhall) Ltd, Coast Road, BLACKHALL
  • T COWIE LTD, Millfield, SUNDERLAND 
  • MOTOR SERVICES (Consett) LTD, Medomsley Road, CONSETT
  • MAIN ROAD GARAGE (East Boldon) LTD, Ashbrooke Terrace, EAST BOLDON
  • MILL GARAGES (Sunderland) LTD, Newcastle Road, SUNDERLAND
  • J McINTYRE & SONS, 83 New Elvet, DURHAM
  • REG. ROSSITER, South End Garage, CROOK
  • F ROUNTHWAITE & SONS, JARROW, HEPBURN and TYNEDOCK
  • WILLIAM SKILBECK LTD, Cliff House Garage, SEAHAM
  • J. F. STROTHER & SON LTD, Holmeside, SUNDERLAND
  • R. & J. SMITH, Pallion Road Garage, SUNDERLAND
  • SYDNEY SPARROW LTD, Four Lane Ends, HETTON-LE-HOLE
  • STREAMLINE GARAGES (South Shields) LTD, 93 Mile End Road, South Shields
By May 1975 they were listed as being distributors for the Rover, Triumph and Land Rover franchises in Sunderland. Became a part of the Dutton Forshaw group. The garage premises at 53-6 North Bridge Street have been demolished and block of student flats (called Dunn House) now stands on the site.
Dunns Garage Street Scence
Dunns Garage Street Scence 1950's
Thanks to Gary Flinn for this copy of a 1950's street scene that includes Dunns Garage.  I think this shows 53-6 North Bridge Street.

Roker Avenue

Dunn's Garage (Sunderland) Ltd, 190/198 Roker Avenue
Dunn's Garage (Sunderland) Ltd, 190/198 Roker Avenue
2017 google streetview of former Dunns building
2017 google streetview of former Dunns building

Triumph Dealers in Sunderland

April 1951:
Binns Ltd, Union Street, Sunderland
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, Wheatsheaf Corner

1955
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, Wheatsheaf Corner. 'Phone: Sales 57666; Service 57067.
+ dealers
R J Smith, Pallion Road Garage. 'Phone 3303.
J F Strother & Son Ltd, Holmeside. 'Phone 4597.
Mill Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, Newcastle Road. 'Phone 58225

1959:
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, 53-6 North Bridge Street. 'Phone: 57666/7
+dealers
T Cowie Ltd, Matamba Terrace phone 70491
Grimshaw Leather Ltd, Mayfair Buildings, Burnpark, Durham Road, phone 2623
Mill Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, Newcastle Road, phone 58225, and Ryhope Road phone 57631
J F Strother & Sons Ltd, 41 Holmside phone 4597
W Veti Ltd, Station Road, Fulwell phone 4029

August 1961:
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, 53-6 North Bridge Street.
+dealers
T Cowie Ltd, Matamba Terrace
Grimshaw Leather Ltd, Mayfair Buildings, Burnpark, Durham Road, 
Mill Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, Newcastle Road, and Ryhope Road
Mowbray Motors Ltd, Ryhope Road
J F Strother & Sons Ltd, 41 Holmside 
W Veti Ltd, Station Road, Fulwell 

February 1965:
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, 53-6 North Bridge Street.
+dealers
T Cowie Ltd, Matamba Terrace
Grimshaw Leather Ltd, Mayfair Buildings, Burnpark, Durham Road, 
Mill Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, Newcastle Road, 
W Veti Ltd, Station Road, Fulwell

September 1968:
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, 53-6 North Bridge Street.
+dealers
T Cowie Ltd, Matamba Terrace

Mill Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, Newcastle Road, 
Seaburn S S, Station Road, Fulwell

March 1972:
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, 190/198 Roker Avenue.
+dealers
T Cowie Ltd, Matamba Terrace, Millfield

March 1974, May 1975:
Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd, 190/198 Roker Avenue, SR6 0BW
+ a branch at Gilesgate Moor, Durham

March 1988:
Distributor - Dutton Forshaw Sunderland, 23 Roker Avenue SR6 0BX
Dealer - Warwick Garage, Warwick Terrace, Silkworth
+ Dutton Forshaw Durham, Sunderland Road, Gilesgate Moor, Durham, DH1 2HL

Delivery transporter

Dunns of Sunderland Delivery Truck February 1960
Dunns of Sunderland Delivery Truck February 1960
Dunns of Sunderland, Standard-Triumph Distributors, had their own transporter. It looked very bright in the firm's colours of black and chrome yellow with the Standard-Triumph insignia in blue and white. Here is an reproduction label in the brands black and yellow.

Standard Atlas

Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd Atlas advert the Sunderland Echo 1958
Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd Atlas advert the Sunderland Echo 1958
An Ambulance conversion of a Standard Atlas supplied by Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd to the Red Cross Society, Durham was shown in the Standard Triumph Review for January 1964.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Dunns Garages (Sunderland) Ltd such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Dunn's Garages (Sunderland) Ltd Road Atlas images from Steve Fenna Fenson on facebook; Dunns of Sunderland Delivery Truck February 1960 from Standard Triumph Review Feb 1960; dunns-garages-sunderland-motorcycles-dealer-decals-transfers from www.heortieg.com; Dunns Garage Street Scence 1950's - Gary Flinn; 2017 google streetview of former Dunns building John Scarr.

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 02nd December 2017 11:44am gmt



Murray of Stratford St Andrew Ltd of Saxmundham - Triumph Car Dealers 51

Murray of Stratford StAndrew Ltd are the feature business of this very short article - number 51 in my series about Triumph car dealers.

Murray of Stratford StAndrew Ltd advert 1972
Murray of Stratford StAndrew Ltd advert 1972

According to the London Gazette Murray of Stratford StAndrew Ltd was dissolved on 29 January 1988. Listed as Triumph car dealer in a directory in 1968/69 and 1974, but not 1965 or 1975 as being at the The Garage, Saxmundham, Suffolk.  Do you know what the business were doing after being a Triumph dealer in 1974 and before going out of business in 1988?
This capture from google street view shows the buildings as I believe they were in 2012.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Murray of Stratford St Andrew Ltd of Saxmundham such as photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Murray of Stratford StAndrew Ltd advert 1972 photo from Triggers Retro Road Tests on flickr

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Standard car dealers in India

This article is about car dealers who sold and serviced Standard Triumph cars in India. All the images in this article come from  "Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, India" Web: www.heritagetransportmuseum.org facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heritagetransportmuseum

I have here shared some dealer adverts and would welcome any further comments and material that readers may have.

T R Pratt of Calcutta 1911

T R Pratt of Calcutta 1911 advert
T R Pratt 1911 advert
This advert first appeared in The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir from 1911.
Cover of The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir
Cover of The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir
T R Pratt, Norton Buildings, Calcutta agent for Standard Cars supplied a 6 cyclinder 20HP car for George V his majesty the King-Emperor to use at the Delphi Durbar (a celebration of his coronation).

Triangular Motors Limited 1948

This Triangular Motors Limited, New Queens Road, Bombay advert from 7 August 1948 for the Standard Vanguard is I think aimed at British nationals returning to the United Kingdom.  I have seen other adverts by this business advertising a branch in Poona and Wolseley cars.

Standard Vanguard phase 2 1954

Standard Motor Products of India Ltd, Madras advert from 18th April 1954 for the Standard Vanguard phase 2 includes a list of distributors:
  • Metro Motors, Bombay
  • Rajputana Motor Car Co, Ajmer 
  • Sikand & Co, New Delhi
  • French Motor Co Ltd, Calcutta
  • The Union Co (Motors) Ltd, Madras
  • R I Works, Nagpur
  • Auto Chenoy, Secunderabad 
  • Dealer for Gujarat
  • Ahmedabad Motor Ltd, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad

Standard Vanguard phase 3 1957

By 1957 Ahmedabad Motor Ltd are now listed as distributor of Standard cars.

Standard Super 10 1957


Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard Triumph car dealers in India, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: All the images in this article come from  "Heritage Transport Museum, Gurgaon, India", with exception of Cover of The Empress Coronation Durbar Souvenir.

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Reg Horsley of Leeds - Triumph Car Dealers 35A

Reg Horsley of Leeds Triumph Gloria advert 1935
Reg Horsley of Leeds Triumph Gloria advert 1935
Reg Horsley were the distributor for Triumph cars in Leeds and district at the time of this advert in March 1935. The firm had premises at 72 Albion Street, Leeds. Triumph Gloria again wins the Monte Carlo Rally the advert claims.

In the 1920's it is said that the firm had a bicycle and motor bike shop at 3 and 5 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.
1-15 Woodhouse Lane photo from leodis.net
Details of other Triumph and Standard dealers in Leeds can be found in my earlier article about Arnold Wilson Ltd.

Plea for more information

If you have any more information or recollections about Reg Horsley of Leeds business or other Standard or Triumph car dealers in Leeds please get in touch. I would like to see any photos you may have. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to article about  Arnold G Wilson Ltd of Leeds.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Triumph Gloria advert posted by James Rose on flickr;1-15 Woodhouse Lane photo from leodis.net.

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Eyles and Eyles of Oxford - Triumph car dealer 50

Eyles and Eyles of Oxford are the feature business of this article number 50 in my series about Triumph car dealers.

Eyles & Coxeter Ltd of Oxford advert November 1969
Eyles & Coxeter Ltd of Oxford advert November 1969
 A long established business established by Mr H J Eyles as Eyles and Eyles Ltd. The company started out selling and repairing bicycles in 1893. First appointed to sell Standard cars in 1914. Mr H J Eyles died aged 91 at his home Chagford, Lucerne Road, Oxford on 22 September 1959. Mr H V (Jimmy) Eyles succeeded his father in running the firm.
Coxeter advert from November 1909
Coxeter advert from November 1909

In 1961 J Coxeter and Company and Eyles and Coxeter companies were taken in to a group that became Chiltern Motor Holdings.

Eyles and Eyles Ltd advert for the Triumph 1300
Eyles and Eyles Ltd advert for the Triumph 1300 - 1968
Eyles and Coxeter, Bicester was originally established as Laytons and was redeveloped when acquired by Chiltern Motor Holdings to become a main dealer for the complete British Leyland range.
Eyles & Coexter Ltd advert from 1974
Eyles & Coexter Ltd advert from 1974
15 June 1989 saw both  J Coxeter and Company Limited and Eyles and Coxeter Limited listed in the London Gazette to announce their voluntasry liquidation as companies.  Eyles and Coxeter Limited having been incorporated 14 August 1937.
Eyles & Coxeter Ltd thread plate
Eyles & Coxeter Ltd thread plate 1972
Eyles & Coxeter Ltd - dealer address stamp on brochure
Eyles & Coxeter Ltd - dealer address stamp on brochure

I think the Eyles and Coxeter Ltd business in Oxford was later trading as City Motors (Oxford) Ltd.

Eyles and Coxeter sponsored at least one horse race at Newbury as I have seen "The Eyles and Coxeter Hunters Steeplechase" mentioned in an article from 1980.

Show and Interest Week


It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review of September 1967:

When Eyles and Eyles Ltd., Triumph Distributors in Oxford, put on a Show and Service week recently, they set out to attract those people who find the normal such event rather tedious. And they succeeded by organising a joint effort which had interest for everyone even the youngsters.
 

In what could be termed a 'Show and Interest' week, they provided closed circuit television enabling people to watch the actual car service checkovers while enjoying refreshments. Their display included a 1913 Standard; a bicycle belonging to Sir Winston Churchill's father; a model racing track which ran continuously and was provided by a local model shop; and there were displays by the Leather Institute, Girling, Dunlop, Lucas, Michelin and Mobil.

 

The local Road Safety Officer provided a film show daily; Wynns Products provided a car for a free raffle; and Britax donated a prize for the person guessing the correct number of seat belt packages piled into the back of a Triumph Herald (incidentally the car being one purchased by Oxford United Supporters' Club for their draw).
 

On the final day Mr. C. Walker, a local radio 'ham' (call sign G3AZT) demonstrated his hobby by calling up people all over the world; and a balloon race was held for those people purchasing three gallons of petrol or more. All in all a successful week, in the opinion of the organisers and the public.

Not just Triumphs

Eyles and Eyles of Oxford sold Rover and Land Rover products as well.  I have them listed in a 1961 Rover dealer directory. Eyles and Coxeter Ltd sold the entire British Leyland range.

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If you have any more information or recollections about Eyles and Eyles or Eyles & Coxeter Ltd of Oxford, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Eyles and Eyles Ltd advert for the Triumph 1300 - 1968 +  Eyles & Coexter Ltd advert from 1974 images from Andrew Newman; Coxeter advert from November 1909 garacegude ;Eyles & Coxeter Ltd thread plate 1972 image from classicroverforum.net; Eyles & Coxeter Ltd - dealer address stamp on brochure image from Damien Hegarty;

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Triumph Herald 13/60 Spares Parts Catalogue

Some friends on the TSSC forum recently pointed out that a copy of the Triumph Herald 13/60 Spares Parts Catalogue had been found online.  I have added it to my collection that you can download from website. 

Donations to help me with the costs of running my websites would be welcome. 

Here is a preview.




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W J Coe Ltd of Ipswich - Triumph Car Dealer 49

W J Coe Ltd of Ipswich are the feature business of this article number 49 in my series about Triumph car dealers.

W J Coe Ltd, Ipswich 1960 advert
W J Coe Ltd, Ipswich 1960 advert
W J Coe Ltd held both the Standard and Triumph car franchises. I have them listed as dealers in 1959 to 1965.  Alan Cain tells me that: "This company existed at 15 Crown St., Ipswich from at least 1936 to 1965 selling Standard 1959 - 1964, Triumph 1960 - 65, Vauxhall 1936 and Opel 1937"
W J Coe Ltd - TR sports cars
W J Coe Ltd - TR sports cars
W J Coe Ltd ceased trading in the 1960's from the their Crown Street premises which were subsquently redeveloped.
W J Coe Ipswich for sale
W J Coe Ipswich for sale

W J Coe Ltd, Crown Street from High Street mid 60's
W J Coe Ltd, Crown Street from High Street mid 60's
The deco-style building next to the church (both now demolished) on the corner of Crown Street and High Street in Ipswich bearing faded lettering advertising W J Coe Ltd Sales Service. An office block for General Accident was built on the site.

Triumph dealers in Ipswich

April 1951
Howes & Sons Ltd, St. George's Street, IPSWICH.
Lock & Stagg Ltd, Friars Road, IPSWICH.
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 37 Princes Street, IPSWICH

October 1955:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor
Bolton (Ipswich) Ltd, Valley Road Garage, Norwich Road
E D Cadge & Co, 23 Woodbridge Road East
Revetts Ltd, 18 St Margaret's Green

1959, August 1961:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor
W J Coe Ltd, 15 Crown Street
Bolton (Ipswich) Ltd, Valley Road Garage, Norwich Road
Revetts Ltd, 18 St Margaret's Green

Feb 1965:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor
W J Coe Ltd, 15 Crown Street
Revetts Ltd, 18 St Margaret's Green

September 1968:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor

March 1972, March 1974, May 1975:
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Greyfriars House, 37 Princes Street, IP1 1RX - Distributor
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd T/A Botwoods, Felixstowe Road, Nacton, IP10 0DE

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about W J Coe Ltd, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Read about Botwoods of Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Wisbech

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: W J Coe Ltd, Ipswich 1960 advert scanned from East Anglian Magazine, June 1960 issue by Spottedlaurel flickr; W J Coe Ltd - TR sports cars image from Roger Brown; W J Coe Ipswich for sale image from Ipswich Star; W J Coe Ltd, Crown Street from High Street mid 60's photograph courtesy John Bulow-Osborne on the http://www.ipswich-lettering.co.uk/ website;

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Charles Clark - Triumph car dealer 48

This article is about Charles Clark and is number 48 in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.

Charles Clark window sticker
Charles Clark window sticker
Charles Clark Wolverhampton window sticker

Charles Clark operated over a number of different sites. I have listed the subsidiary companies as they were in 1981 later in this article.
the Charles Clark Group window sticker
the Charles Clark Group window sticker
The company branding has changed over the years. Sometimes known as Charles Clark, the Charles Clark Group and later as Hartwell Charles Clark.
Hartwell Charles Clark window sticker
Hartwell Charles Clark window sticker

Currently there is a business trading as Charles Clark.
Charles Clark modern logo
Charles Clark modern logo

Coach builder

Early in their history the company was a coach builder. This Rolls-Royce Phantom II was sold for around £1 million in 1986 and subsquently auctioned by Bonhams.
The 1926 Phantom I has frescoes on the ceiling, a drinks cabinet and rear seats which took more than nine months to create.

Commissioned by Clarence Gasque – a financial director of Woolworth’s – as a surprise gift for his wife Maude, it has been described as a palace on wheels.

Gasque, a London-based American, bought the chassis and drivetrain from Rolls-Royce for £1,600, and ended up spending a further £5,000 on the project, creating the world’s most expensive car.

He gave it to coachbuilder Charles Clark of Wolverhampton with the demand the car’s design must be French.
Craftsmen from Aubusson, France, spent nine months working on the tapestry for the rear seats, costing £500 – the same price as the average home at the time.

As passengers sit on the back seat they gaze upwards at the naked cherubs painted on the ceiling.

Charles Clark Woverhampton

Charles Clark, Wolverhampton Rover Group advert
Charles Clark, Wolverhampton Rover Group advert

Charls Clark Merridale Road Wolverhampton
Charls Clark Merridale Road Wolverhampton
Whilst the Wolverhampton branch on Merridale Road, Chapel Ash stood empty the building was damaged. The local authority served notice for work to be done to protect both the building and land in 2005. The company failed to comply and was fined £2000 with £600 costs.

Rally support

Austin Westminster rally barge

Austin Westminster rally barge image 2
A Charles Clark Group sponsored Austin Westminster estate car was used as rally service support vehicle.

Subsidary companies

The Charles Group consisted of business at many different locations. In the company accounts for Charles Clark & Son Limited for the year to 31 December 1981: Alexander Finance Company Limited, Charles Clark Commercial Vehicles Limited, Charles Clark Drive Hire Limited,
Charles Clark Group Fleet Limited, Charles Clark Newtown Limited, Charles Clark Shrewsbury Limited, Charles Clark Stafford Limited, Charles Clark Telford Limited, Charles Clark Walsall Limited, Charles Clark West Bromwich Limited, Charles Clark & Son (West Bromwich) Limited
Charles Clark Woverhampton Limited, Dartmouth Contract Hire Limited, Dulac Garages Limited,
Enterprise Garage Bridgenorth Limited, Enterprise Garage Chester Limited, Meiron Motors Limited.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about the Charles Clark group, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Charles Clark Wolverhampton window sticker David Rumens; Charls Clark Merridale Road Wolverhampton by Robert Francis facebook; Rolls Royce images from Bonhams ;Austin Westminster rally barge image 2 Aaron Gee on flickr; Charles Clark, Wolverhampton Rover Group advert; Charles Clark modern logo from Charles Clark website;

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Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph TR7 and Dolomite Sprint

Many years ago I pick up this leaflet but it was not until very recently that I found some detailed inserts for both the Triumph TR7 and Triumph Dolomite Sprint. Thanks to Alan Bashford who posted them on facebook.

Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph TR7 Plusparts and Pluspacs

Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph TR7 Plusparts and Pluspacs
Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph TR7 Plusparts and Pluspacs

Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph TR7 Plusparts and Pluspacs 02
Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph TR7 Plusparts and Pluspacs 02

Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph Dolomite Sprint Plusparts and Pluspacs

Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph Dolomite Sprint Plusparts and Pluspacs
Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph Dolomite Sprint Plusparts and Pluspacs

Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph Dolomite Sprint Plusparts and Pluspacs 02
Leyland Special Tuning - Triumph Dolomite Sprint Plusparts and Pluspacs 02
 Does anybody have the corresponding price lists to share?

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Cyril J Deal Ltd of Kelvedon - Triumph car dealer 47

Cyril J Deal Ltd of Kelvedon near Colchester who were a Triumph car dealer are the subject of this short article.

Cyril J Deal Ltd window sticker
Cyril J Deal Ltd window sticker
A long standing firm that started out in 1919.
Hillman Imps outside the Cyril J Deal showroom
Hillman Imps outside the Cyril J Deal showroom
The firm have held many different franchises over the years including, Hillman, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rover, Proton and Standard Triumph.
Ford cars in the Cyril J Deal showroom
Ford cars in the Cyril J Deal showroom

Many traders issue promotional material such as key rings.  Here is something less common a Deal of Kelvedon yellow duster.
Deal of Kelvedon yellow duster
Deal of Kelvedon yellow duster

Still in business

Now known as Deal of Kelvedon, the business sells new Great Wall trucks, used cars and does MOT's.  It also has a body shop and does classic car restoration.
Deal of Kelvedon February 2015
Deal of Kelvedon February 2015

Dealer listing info

I have the firm in many dealer directory covering the period from October 1955 right up to May 1991. Always at the same address: Cyril J Deal Ltd, Railway Garage, Station Road, Kelvedon CO5 9NR. The name changing to Deal of Kelvedon in the May 1991 Rover Group dealer listing.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Cyril J Deal Ltd of Kelvedon, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

I wrote about Roy H.G.Tolley of Colne Garage, Butt Road Colchester earlier in this series.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Ford cars in the Cyril J Deal showroom, and Hillman Imps outside the Cyril J Deal showroom images from Michael Trigger Carpenter on facebook; Deal of Kelvedon yellow duster from Tom Morley on facebook and Stil in business from google.

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Triumph car dealers in New Zealand

This article is about car dealers who sold and serviced Standard Triumph cars in New Zealand. I have here shared some dealer adverts and would welcome any further comments and material that readers may have.In an earlier blog post I wrote about Triumph car deliveries in New Zealand


Standard Triumph cars were both sold and assembled in New zealand. The earliest advert I have is this showing a Standard 13.9hp two seater Standard. E Reynolds & Co Ltd of Wellington were a distributor of Standard cars and in this advert are looking to recruit dealers to sell Standard cars in News Zealand.

Amuri Motors Ltd

Amuri Motors Ltd 1950 Triumph Renown advert
Amuri Motors Ltd 1950 Triumph Renown advert

Amuri Motors Ltd, of Durham Street, Christchurch, New Zealand were a factory appointed distributor of Standard Triumph cars.
Amuri Motors Ltd Triumph Toldeo advert
Amuri Motors Ltd Triumph Toldeo advert

Northern Automobiles Ltd


Northern Automobiles Ltd, 152-156 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand Standard Vanguard advert.
A Triumph Herald advert from 1960 showing the addres of both the Auckland and Hamilton branches of the firm.

I have two photos of the garage at a later date of the Hamilton branch. 
Northern Automobiles Ltd - Hamilton NZ - image 01
Northern Automobiles Ltd - Hamilton NZ - image 01

Northern Automobiles Ltd - Hamilton NZ - image 02
Northern Automobiles Ltd - Hamilton NZ - image 02

T R Taylor Ltd 

T R Taylor Ltd advert for early Triumph 2000. I beieve later Triumph 2000's were assembled in New Zealand, 
Another T R Taylor Ltd Triumph 2000 advert.  At this time T R Taylor were a distributor for Triumph.  There were Triumph dealers:
  • T R Taylor Ltd - Alexandra
  • J R Murray Ltd - Balcutha
  • Srath Taieri Motor Engineers Ltd - Middlemarch
  • Brownlie Motors Ltd - Owaka
  • North End Service Station - Oamaru
  • Wedderburn Garage Ltd - Wedderburn  
T R Taylor dealer address tamp on Standard Triumph Review magazine cover
T R Taylor dealer address tamp on Standard Triumph Review magazine cover
Acording to CompaniesNZ: T R TAYLOR LIMITED is a NZ Limited Company from Invercargill in New Zealand. It was incorporated on 16 Sep 1936 and dissolved on 19 Apr 2004 and has the status: Removed.

Newton King Ltd

Newton King Ltd of New Plymouth
 Newton King Ltd of New Plymouth photo from the 1950's.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard Triumph car dealers in New Zealand, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Newton King Ltd of New Plymouth from Chris Burle on facebook;

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British Leyland Technical Literature Catalogue

British Leyland Technical Literature Catalogue: Part No AKD 8033 from April 1973. Here is something for real anaracks - covering the Daimler, Jaguar, Rover and Triumph marques.  This catalogue lists all the official literature such Owners Handbook and  Workshop Manuals.

I have scanned the Triumph section only at this stage.  You can download a copy from my google drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_CE2l4Osa3SbjBjUnBZWVJwc00/view?usp=sharing
or preview it here.

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Berkeley Square Garages Limited of London - Triumph Car Dealer 46

This article is about Berkeley Square Garages Limited of London and is number 46 in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.

Berkeley Square London dealer address stamp on GT6 brochure
Berkeley Square London dealer address stamp on GT6 brochure

Car delivery

Berkerley Square Garages car delivery truck
Berkeley Square Garages operated their own car delivery trucks as was the custom for car distributors.  The vehicles would have collected the cars from the factory and also have taken then to dealers in the distributors area.

New Herald Coupe delivery

Berkeley Square Garages Ltd STR April 1960
Berkeley Square Garages Ltd STR April 1960

Mr. Michael Miles, the then famous T.V. personality, taking delivery of his new Herald Coupe was reported in the Standard Triumph Review in April 1960. Also in the picture are Mr C Saville, Sales Director, and Mr J Thomas, Sales Manager, of Berkeley Square Garages Ltd, London.

Corporate offices

It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review January 1962:

A new suite of modern offices in Berkeley Square, destined to become the headquarters of the Sales Organisation for the Leyland Group, were taken over by Leyland Motors Ltd. on December 4th.

The export division of the Company, which operated from Hanover House in Hanover Square for over ten years, made the first move to the new offices on December 4th. The southern regional sales staff of Leyland Motors Ltd. and Albion Motors Ltd. followed on January 1st, 1962, and some members of the sales staff of Standard-Triumph International will later move to the new premises.

The new offices take up the sixth floor of Berkeley Square House, which already houses the Standard-Triumph showrooms on the ground .floor. Except for executive offices and a combined
convention room and cinema, an open-plan arrangement has been chosen for the main offices.

The address is Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1 telephone : Grosvenor 6050, but the cable address remains unchanged at Leymotors, London.


Used car seller

Berkeley Square advert October 1977
Berkeley Square advert October 1977
As well acting as the flag ship new car showroom for the Standard Triumph group the garage sold used cars as well. This advertisement from October 1977 features both new and used Triumph Dolomites.
Berkely Square Garages 1976 window scene
Berkely Square Garages 1976 window scene

Other branches and brands


Berkeley Square Garages Limited head office and main location was always at 7 Berkeley Square, London, W1X 6DJ. They had branches at:
  • Vauxhall Bridge SE1,
  • Castle Garage, Finchley Road, NW11
  • Bye-Pass Motors, Toworth Roundabout, Kingston Bypass.


Bye-Pass Motors advert
Bye-Pass Motors advert
The firm were appointed as dealers for Bond, Daimler, Jaguar, Rover and Rootes group in addition to Standard Triumph.


Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Berkeley Square Garages Limited, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Berkeley Square Garages car delivery truck image from the Triumph Herald Estate fans page on facebook ;BerkeleySquare_October1977 from MarkWelshman on facebook; Berkely Square Garages 1976 window scene from John on flickr

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Glen Garages of Bletchley - Triumph Car Dealers 45

This short post is about Glen Garages a Triumph car dealer that was based in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, UK.

New building for Glen Garages


New showrooms Aylesbury Street
Spacious carpark at Glen Garages
It was reported in the Standardd Triumph Review in October 1959:

THERE was a large gathering at the official opening of new showrooms for the Glen Garages at Aylesbury Street, Bletchley, Bucks.  Among those who attended were: Councillor C. L. Clarke,
Councillor L. Cowley and Mr. H. B. Probert, Assistant Clerk to Bletchley Council; Mr. F. E. Higham, Home Sales Director, Standard-Triumph Sales Ltd.; Mr. P. C. Williamson, Area Manager of the United Dominions Trust and Mr. R. G. Chamberlin, Managing Director of Chamberlin & Sons Ltd., Standard and Triumph Distributors at Aylesbury.
Mr. W. E. Ward, Proprietor of Glen Garages, showing-left to right, Mr. F. E. Higham, Mr. P. C. Williamson and Mr. R. G. Chamberlin-the model layout of the new workshop to be built at
Newton Longville Road, Bletchley.

Some history

The company called Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd was established 16 June 1960 and dissolved 22 July 2003.

Tesco Express operate from the Buckingham Road site of where were Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd used to be.  It is said that a part of an old wall next to Tesco remains from the previous Glen Farm farm building.  The farm house acting as sales office at one point.

Triumph Dealers in Bletchley

1959:
The Glen Garage, Newton Road, Buckingham Road phone 2831

1961:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, Newton Road, Buckingham Road phone 2831

Feb 1965, September 1968:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, Newton Road phone 2831

March 1972, March 1974:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, 125 Buckingham Road phone 2831

May 1975: Listed as Rover, Triumph and Land Rover dealer
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, 125 Buckingham Road, MK3 5BP phone 06285 23117

March 1988 Listed as AustinRover dealer
Bletchley Motor Co Ltd, 32 Aylesbury Street, Bletchley MK2 2BD phone 0908 643636

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Glen Garages of Bletchley, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources


Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:All these images come from the October 1959 edition of the Standard Triumph Review.

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Leycare directory of approved dealers 1973


Here is a copy of the Leycare directory of approved Austin, Morris, MG, Wolseley distributors and dealers for November 1973.

You can view and download a copy from my googledrive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_CE2l4Osa3SakFUR0dURFc3Y1k/view?usp=sharing

If you have got any other editions you could share please get in touch.

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S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry - Triumph Car Dealers 44

S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry are the feature business in this article.

S H Newsome & Co Ltd letterhead from 1948
S H Newsome & Co Ltd letterhead from 1948

S.H.Newsome & Co Ltd, Coventry advert in Autocar 21 October 1960
S.H.Newsome & Co Ltd, Coventry advert in Autocar 21 October 1960
S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry 1965
S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry 1965
The S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry showroom can be seen in the background to this photo from 1965. The showroom was a large glass fronted building with showrooms over two floors.
Corporation Street, St John the Baptist's Church and environs, Coventry, 1931 from the air with the S H Newsome building facing an empty plot.

S H Newsome - the founder

Samuel Herbert Newsome known as Sammy Newsome was born 1901 in Coventry the son of Samuel Theo Newsome (1868-1930), a watch manufacturer, and his wife Kate.  He was educated at Oundle School, Peterborough before serving an apprenticeship at Calthorpe Motor Co.

The S H Newsome & Co was established 1923 and built the Warwick car.  Later he moved into the theatrical business. The Coventry Hippodrome was renamed the Coventry Theatre during his time as owner and manager.
S.H. Newsome's Pantomime Parade - 1954
S.H. Newsome's Pantomime Parade - 1954

I am indebted to Grace's Guide for much of the information in this biographical section.

SS 100 DHC


SS 100 DHC from 16 May 1939 Motor magazine

SS 100 DHC from 16 May 1939 Motor magazine


During 1938 S.H. "Sammy" Newsome at the time a successful SS Jaguar Distributor who had been very successfully campaigning an SS 100 in Rallies & Hill climbs asked William Lyons to build a deluxe version of the popular SS 100 sports car.

Lyons reportedly told Newsome he already had too many different models to build.  Newsome contracted with the factory for 50 bare SS 100 chassis to build his idea for a deluxe SS 100 DHC with roll up windows & a wider body. Early in 1939 he has Avon Coach builders of Coventry build 2 prototypes.

World war 2 cancelled any further production

I am indebted to http://www.strever.com/avon/ from where I found this information in this section about the SS100 DHC.

Sky Blue Spitfire


Bobby Gould taking delivery of his Spitfire
It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review of November 1967: Bobby Gould, Coventry City centre forward takes delivery of a Triumph Spitfire 3 from Mr. D. Harty of S. H. Newsome and Co. Ltd., Coventry Distributors of Triumph cars. The Spitfire was· in Wedgwood blue - very appropriate for a 'Sky Blues' player.

Police chase TR5

Police chase Triumph TR5

Police chase Triumph TR5

Said to be the first of many petrol injection TR5's on order by police forces throughout the country is shown here being handed over by Mr. Paul Newsome of S. H. Newsome Ltd., Triumph Distributors,
Coventry, to the former Traffic Superintendent of Coventry City Police, Mr. Tom Norton sometime in 1969. The car was used on the A45.

Not just Triumphs

S H Newsome & Co Ltd acted as distributors for Jaguar, Daimler and Bond motor cars, Leyland light commercial vehicles and Ferguson tractors in addition Standard Triumph products.

Show and Service Week promotions

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with week long Show and Service promotions.  These were held by the firm at their Corporation Street premises on 27th June to 1st July 1960 and at their Kenpas Highway premises on 23rd until 27th November 1964.

Taken over by Henly's

In April 1968 Henlys Ltd acquired the shares S H Newsome and Co Ltd following on from Mr S H Newsome  retiring owing to ill health. His brother, Mr. A. J. Newsome also leave the business as that time.

Triumph car dealers in Coventry

April 1951
The distributor was S H Newsome & Co. Ltd, Corporation Street
Dealers were:
Coventry Garage Limited, Holyhead Road
H Crane, 127 Far Gosford Street
Guyers (Coventry) Ltd, Greyfriars Lane
Parkside Garage Ltd, Warwick Road
H Payne (Coventry) Ltd, 11 Ford Street

In 1968 the Coventry area distributor was S H Newsome and Co. Ltd., with their
Sales, Service and Spares: Highway Garage, Kenpas Highway.
Repair Dept.: Quinton Road, Coventry.

Other Triumph dealers listed as at 1968 in Coventry.
Blamire, P., Queen's Road Garage. 
Cheylesmore Garage (Coventry) Ltd., Daventry Road.
Parkgate Garages Ltd, Parkgate Road, Holbrooks
R.E.S. Motors (Coventry) Ltd., Paynes Lane. 
Ryton Motors Ltd., London Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

NEWSOME S.H. Standard Triumph Dealership a post on the Standard Triumph Works Directory website

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: S.H.Newsome & Co Ltd, Coventry advert in Autocar 21 October 1960; S.H. Newsome's Pantomime Parade - 1954 image from the http://www.its-behind-you.com/pantoanncomics.html; S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry 1965 iamge from the Historic Coventry forum; Bobby Gould taking delivery of his Spitfire and Police chase Triumph TR5 images from Standard Triumph Review; Corporation Street, St John the Baptist's Church and environs, Coventry, 1931 image from Britain From Above website.

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