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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

Bridge Garage (Marlborough) Ltd - Triumph Car Dealer

Gavin Fairfax Ltd of Virginia Water -Triumph Car dealers 43

Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters - Triumph Car Dealers 42

More Triumph delivery photos - Triumph Car Dealers 31B

Triumph Car Dealers abroad: Athens

Sellers Service Station of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41

Duff Morgan & Vermont of Norwich - Triumph Car Dealer 40

Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd -Triumph Car Dealers 30B

Triumph TR6 - Triumph Repair Times Schedule

Aylwin Blundell & Co Ltd of Bognor Regis - Triumph Car Dealer 39

Standard and Triumph Spare Parts List 1946 1947


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

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 17th November 2017 7:25pm gmt



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.

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.

Plea for information

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; Eyles & Coxeter Ltd thread plate 1972 image from classicroverforum.net; Eyles & Coxeter Ltd - dealer address stamp on brochure image from Damien Hegarty;

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 11th November 2017 07:16am gmt



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.




posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 08th November 2017 09:00am gmt



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;

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 04th November 2017 08:30am gmt



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;

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 29th October 2017 10:40am gmt



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?

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 28th October 2017 2:36pm gmt



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.

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 14th October 2017 5:19pm gmt



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

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



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.

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 27th September 2017 10:00am gmt



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

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 23rd September 2017 10:57am gmt



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

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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.

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.

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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

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Bridge Garage (Marlborough) Ltd - Triumph Car Dealer

Bridge Garage (Marlborough) Ltd later simply known as The Bridge Garage was a full service garage business that sold new and used cars and offered servicing and repairs.  Buildings on the site were listed as Grade 2 from 24 October 1974.

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GoogleStreetView satellite image of site.

Triumph in Marlborough

In 1959 Bridge Garage (Marlborough) Ltd are listed as being a Triumph only dealer (not  having the Standard franchise). Bridge Garage (Marlborough) Ltd, London Road phone 131

Bridge Garage (Marlborough) Ltd, 109 London Road, SN8 1LJ phone 06725 2381 are listed as being Rover, Triumph and Land Rover dealers in my copy of Rover Triumph Sales and Service directory for May 1975.

In March 1988 I have Bells Garage, 80-83 High Street SN8 1HF listed as an Austin Rover dealer.

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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:

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Gavin Fairfax Ltd of Virginia Water -Triumph Car dealers 43

Gavin Fairfax Ltd of Station Parade, Virginia Water. Surrey are the feature business in this short article.


Gavin Fairfax Ltd traded for many years from premises adjacent to the railway station in Virginia Water, Surrey, UK.
They sold and serviced serveral brands from the BMC, British Leyland group. The tax disc above is from the era when the garage was a Rover area dealer and also held franchise for Austin, Morris and Triumph motor cars.
They held the Rover franchise over a long period as this rear window sticker show. As the car shown is a early Rover P6 the sticker must date from before 1970 and could be as early as 1963.

The business was bought by the Stratstone Group.  Gavin Fairfax Limited company number 831261 was established 15 December 1964 and changed its name to Statstone (Virginia Water) Limited on 1 January 1977.

A liquidator was appointed to a company called Gavin Fairfax (Laleham) Limited on 6th March 1972.

There was an earlier business with the same name as evidenced by the earlier window sticker illustrated above.  Unfortunately, as of yet, I have been unable to find any details other than its name.  I have read that they sold Jaguar cars at some point in their history.

I have Gavin Fairfax Ltd listed as Rover and Land Rover dealers in 1961 and as selling the Bond Equipe GT.

Gavin Fairfax Garage - a Memory of Virginia Water

I found this on the Francis Frith website:

Does anyone have any memories or photos of the garage at station parade, I lived there from 1957 to 1960 at flat Number 3, the building was typical of the 1930s with white rendered walls and castle style crenelations at the top. I recall the neon signs at the front elevation of the building (glowing in red and green) at night it was a BP branded petroleum sales site with Standard Rover and Jaguar marques. a showroom and a cafe at the end of the building near the station.
A memory shared by Keith Norris on Dec 9th, 2007.

Triumph dealers in Virginia Water

October 1955
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Garage, Virginia Water. phone Wentworth 3154

1959, 1964, 1965, 1968
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage, Virginia Water. phone Wentworth 3154

1972
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage, Virginia Water. phone 09904 2871

1974
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage,Station Parade phone 09904 2871 sales, service, parts phone 09904 2928

In Rover Triumph dealer directory from May 1975 they are listed as Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage,Station Parade, GU25 4AZ.  phone 09904 2871 sales, service, parts phone 09904 2928 - and are dealers for Rover Triumph and Land Rover product.

Plea for information

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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:Supplied by Wentworth Service Garage photo from I Say Ding Dong website; Tax disc holder from facebook; old Rover window sticker from a post on the Classis Rover forum.

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Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters - Triumph Car Dealers 42

Broadfields Garage & Engineering Co Ltd, Standard House, Cockfosters in North London feature in this article.

Various Triumph cars at the end of Club Triumph 48hr run at Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, London as originally featured in the Standard Triumph Review December 1966.

Accessory manufacture and supplier 

Perfit Loose Seat Covers 1951 Motor Show advert
Perfit Loose Seat Covers 1951 Motor Show advert
Imperial Car Polish 1953
Imperial Car Polish 1953
Broadfields Imperial Accessories advert for the 1956 Motor Show
Broadfields Imperial Accessories advert for the 1956 Motor Show
Imperial Radiator Blind from 1960
Imperial Radiator Blind from 1960

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 Standard House on 28th September to 2nd October 1959.

Some press adverts for Broadfields

Broadfields advert from Autocar 30 October 1959
Broadfields advert from Autocar 30 October 1959
 
Broadfields advert from Autocar 18 October 1980
Broadfields advert from Autocar 18 October 1980
Broadfields advert from Autocar 24 October 1981
Broadfields advert from Autocar 24 October 1981

Triumph Garages in Cockfosters

In 1955, 1959, 1961, 1965 and 1968 Broadfields Garage & Engineering Co Ltd, Standard House, are listed as a Main Stanpart Stockist (London Metrolitian Area) and as a Area Dealer. In 1972 and 1974 listed as a distributor.  In 1975 I have a listing showing as being a distributor for Rover, Land Rover and Triumph vehicles.

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If you have any more information or recollections about Broadfields 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

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: Broadfields Imperial Accessories advert for the 1956 Motor Show from graces guide; Imperial Car Polish 1953 from graces guide; Imperial Radiator Blind from 1960 from Standard Triumph Review December 1960;

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More Triumph delivery photos - Triumph Car Dealers 31B

This is the 3rd part of my article about Triumph delivery lorries.

Spitfire delivery - TruckNet image
Triumph Spitfire delivery in bulk - a whole squardron.  All on board a Canley Car deliveries truck.  You can read more about Canley Car deliveries here.

A similar truck but this time with a mixed load.  A part of the Progressive Transporter group fleet.
Triumph racing cars on the way to LeMans on board a Carrimore Si-Wheelers Ltd delivery lorry.

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Further information and sources

Link to post about Triumph car delivery in New Zealand 

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: Spitfire delivery and Six-Wheeler from TruckNetUk forum; 

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Triumph Car Dealers abroad: Athens

Hellenic Motor History: Triumph 2000 TC, 40 χρόνια μετά.

A Triumph 2000 TC advert from Greece in 1976.

The car still exists and was photographed on the street in Athens in October 2016.


This content comes from a Greek language blog:

Hellenic Motor History: Triumph 2000 TC, 40 χρόνια μετά.: To 1976, η "ΗΝΙΟΧΟΣ Α.Ε" δημοσιεύει διαφημιστική καταχώρηση του Triumph  2000 TC. Σε αυτή εικονίζεται το εν λόγω μοντέλο, με ελλ...

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Sellers Service Station of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41

This short article is about Sellars Service Station a one time Triumph car dealer in Grantham Lincolnshire.

Sellers Service Station
Sellers Service Station
Sited on Barrowby High Road, the A52, at the edge of the built up area of Grantham.  The business for many  years was a BP petrol service station. By the mid-1980's it was a Datsun and then a Nissan agent.  The business ceased and the site was sold for housing around 2005 leaving no trace.

It was reported in the April 1967 edition of Standard Triumph Review that:

Increasingly evident among StandardTriumph dealers in the rural areas is the trend towards providing improved facilities and accommodation. The small, go-ahead dealer who takes the initiative. in building premises which reflect the quality of the product he sells, is no longer the exception. Among these forward-looking dealerships is that of Sellers Service Station, Barrowby High Road, Grantham, where there is double reason for the proverbial 'pat-on-theback'.

Their new garage and showroom, opened a few months ago, mirrors not only their progressive outlook but also a determination worthy of commendation. Apart from some technical help by a local builder, the improvements were carried out solely by Mr. J. Sellers, the proprietor, and his staff, and the change is apparent from the 'before' and 'after' pictures on this page.

Management and sales representatives from Standard-Triumph attended the opening ceremony at the new buildings.
Sellers Service Station after modernisation
Sellers Service Station after modernisation

Triumph Garages in Grantham

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.

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

October 1955, 1959 and August 1961
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street

February 1965, September 1968
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road
Sellers Service Station, Barrowby High Road

March 1972, March 1974
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road,NG31 6EW are listed as a distributor for Triumph cars

May 1975
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road,NG31 6EW are listed as a distributor for Land Rover, Rover and Triumph cars.

March 1988
Victor Wood of Grantham, Spittlegate Level NG31 7UH are listed as Austin Rover distributor
Caythorpe Motors Ltd, 7 Old Lincoln Road, Caythorpe NG32 3DF are listed as a dealer for Austin Rover
Victor Wood of Grantham window sticker
Victor Wood of Grantham window sticker

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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:Sellers Service Station - Standard Triumph Review; Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam on the http://www.granthammatters.co.uk website.

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Duff Morgan & Vermont of Norwich - Triumph Car Dealer 40

This article is number 40 in my series about Triumph Car Dealers and features Duff Morgan & Vermont of Norwich.

Some history 

Duff Morgan & Vermont was formed in 1909, by three men: Colonel Granville Duff, John Delmar Morgan and his brother-in-law, Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson. The company is still trading today under the abbreviated name ‘Duff Morgan’ with sites in Norwich and Kings Lynn.
Duff Morgan modern logo
Duff Morgan modern logo

The company had premises in London’s Piccadilly and Norwich. During World War I, Winston Churchill commissioned Duff Morgan to create armoured war vehicles for the Admiralty. These were drafted and manufactured in Piccadilly. At the same time, the company was designing and building cars for the civilian population of Norfolk.
Duff Morgan coach works Norwich
Duff Morgan coach works Norwich
After the end of World War I, Duff Morgan ceased trading in London and focused instead on serving customers purely in Norwich.

Prior to World War 2 Duff Morgan sold many makes of car, including: Adler, Alldays & Onions, De Dion, Ford, Hupmobile, Itala, Opel, Peugeot, Riley, Standard and Swift.

And following the end of World War II, the company was Standard-Triumph’s sole distributor in Norwich and most of the county.
Duff Morgan advert from 1975
Duff Morgan advert from 1975

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 Victoria Garage, Norwich premises on 13th to 17th April 1959; at St Stephens Street October 31st to November 1st 1960 and on 20th to 24th April 1959, 17th to 21st October 1960, 21st to 25th September 1964, 13th to June 17th1966 and 30th October to 3rd November 1967 at St Giles Gates, 3 Earlham Road, Norwich.

Rear window sticker

Duff Morgan rear window sticker
Duff Morgan rear window sticker

Norfolk Motor Shows



Norwich Triumph distributors, Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, provided an extensive display at the 1967 annual motor show held at RAF Watton. The show attracted large numbers of local visitors, and in addition to the static displays there are test run facilities and vintage and veteran car displays.

The East African Safari rally Triumph 2000 and Leyland Straight 8 formed part of the display at the 1968 "Motor In" held at Coltishall.

Not just Norwich

Over the years the firm have operated from various different premises not all of them in Norwich.
Guildhall Street, Thetford

Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd currently have premises in Kings Lynn as well as Norwich.

Triumph car dealers in Norwich

I have several dealer directories of Standard Triumph cars. I have extracted information for Norwich here.

1951:
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Prince of Wales Road.
Maudes of Norwich Ltd, 106-119 Prince of Wales Road.
John L Pointer, The Garage, Aylsham Road.
Willmott's Stores, Ltd, 45-51 Prince of Wales Road.

October 1955:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Stephen's Street and St Stephen's Road
Duff, Morgan & Vermont (St Giles Gates) Ltd, St Giles Gates
John L Pointer, The Garage, Aylsham Road.
Melrose Garage, Melrose Road.

1959:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Stephen's Street and St Stephen's Road
Duff, Morgan & Vermont (St Giles Gates) Ltd, 3 Earlham Road
Boundary Garage (Norwich) Ltd,  Aylsham Road
Harvey Lane Garage, Harvey Lane
Howes & Sons Ltd, Chapel Field North 
Melrose Garage, Melrose Road.

August 1961:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Stephen's Street and St Stephen's Road
Duff, Morgan & Vermont (St Giles Gates) Ltd, 3 Earlham Road
Boundary Garage (Norwich) Ltd,  Aylsham Road
Constitution Motors Ltd,  Constitution Hill
Harvey Lane Garage, Harvey Lane
Melrose Garage, Melrose Road.

February 1965:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Giles Gates, NOR 01G.
Allenbrooks Service Station, 92-96 Coleman Road,  NOR 62F
Boundary Garage (Norwich) Ltd,  Aylsham Road, NOR 14M
Constitution Motors Ltd,  Constitution Hill, NOR42Q

September 1968:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, 3 Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Constitution Motors Ltd,  124 Constitution Hill, NOR42Q
W R Ford & Son Ltd, Salhouse
Keyway Service Station Ltd, 420 Dereham Road.

March 1972:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, Triumph House, Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Harry R Fisk Limited, Norwich Road Garage, Stoke Holy Cross, NOR 56W

March 1974:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, Triumph House, Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Harry R Fisk Limited, Norwich Road Garage, Stoke Holy Cross, NOR 56W
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 31 King Street

May 1975:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, Triumph House, Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 31 King Street, NOR 01B

March 1988:
Kenning Norwich, 88 Mile Cross Lane, NB6 6SH
Kenning Parts Centre, Vulcan Road South, NR6 6AE
Kenning Norwich, 162 Cromer Road, NR6 6XA
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 5 Prince of Wales Road, NR1 1BB
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Cromer Road, NR6 6NA

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Further information and sources

You can read more about  Harry R Fisk Limited, Norwich Road Garage, Stoke Holy Cross in my earlier article.

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: Duff Morgan coach works Norwich image from; Duff Morgan rear window sticker image from Spottedlaurel on flickr; Norfolk motor images from Standard Triumph Review

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Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd -Triumph Car Dealers 30B

Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd are the subject of this article another in my series about Triumph car dealers in the Liverpool area.

Prouts garage on Breck Road, Liverpool
Prouts garage on Breck Road, Liverpool
Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd, 202/206 Breck Road, Liverpool 5 are listed as a Standard Triumph in October 1955.  The company is listed as being dissolved.
Advert from 1961
This 1961 advert is scanned from a pantomime program.

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Further information and sources

Link to an article about C A Britten Ltd the Liverpool Triumph car distributor. 

Link to post about J B Hepburn Ltd another Triumph car dealer in Liverpool.

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: 1961 advert from Bradford Timeline on flickr

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Triumph TR6 - Triumph Repair Times Schedule

Triumph produced a document called the Triumph Repair Times Schedule.  I have several I you can see scans on my website at: http://vitessesteve.co.uk/RepairOperationTimes

Now thanks to David Rumens I have a scanned copy of a later edition which includes schedules for the Spitfire, TR5 and TR6.

Here are a couple of pages from the TR6 section.



You can get the full TR6 section here.

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Aylwin Blundell & Co Ltd of Bognor Regis - Triumph Car Dealer 39

Aylwin Blundell & Co Ltd, Central Garage, Felpham Road, Bognor Regis are the feature business in this short article.

This dealer plaque is to found on the near side door of a 1963 Triumph Herald 12/50 owned by Richard Rose who shared this image with me.

The company Aylwin Blundell & Company Ltd was to be wound up 3 months after 8 September 1983 according to a listing in the London Gazette.

Is the business Milestones Garage Ltd, of Central Garage, 96-98 Felpham Road, Felpham, Bognor  Regis, PO22 7PG operating from the same site?

The company known as Central Garage (Felphan) Ltd was founded 26 February 1965 and has been dissolved.

Triumph Car dealers in Bognor Regis

I have extracted this address information from the various dealer directories I have in my collection.

October 1955:
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road are listed an an area dealer

February 1965:
Aylwin Blundell & Company Ltd, Central Garage, Felpham Road
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road

September 1968:
Central Garage (Felphan) Ltd, Felpham Road
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road

March 1972:
Central Garage (Felphan) Ltd, Felpham Road
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road

March 1974, May 1975 and March 1988:
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, 65 Aldwick Road, PO21 2NN

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Aylwin Blundell & Company 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

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: Dealer plaque image from Richard Rose

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 15th July 2017 09:02am gmt



Standard and Triumph Spare Parts List 1946 1947


I only have the plates from this Standard and Triumph Spare Parts List 1946-47.  It includes the Triumph Roadster.  Do you have the rest of the document?

Here are 2 sample pages.  You can download a pdf copy of the whole document from my website: http://vitessesteve.co.uk/PartsManuals

Plate A

Plate L

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 12th July 2017 12:54am gmt


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