Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Triumph Car dealers 4 - Roy H.E.Tolley of Colchester

Roy H E Tolley of Colcester Triumph Dealer

This is the fourth in an occasional series about Triumph car dealers. Roy H.E.Tolley of Colne Garage, Butt Road Colchester are listed as dealer in 1965, 1968/69 and 1974.  In 1968/69 the distributor in Colchester was Eastern Automobiles (Colchester) Limited of Elmstead Road. The Colne garage site is now a Wilco Motor Spares shop see below.

Site now
Established in 1960 by Mr Roy Tolley initially a Rover Triumph franchise until a move in 1976 to Citroen. The company continues to sell new cars but from another site 72 Gosbecks Road Colchester Essex CO2 9JS. From 2008 they started selling MG cars along side Citroen.At the time of writing they were also an MOT testing garage.

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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

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

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

You can download a copy of the Triumph Sales and Service Directory 1968-69 which started me off on the search for info about Triumph car dealers.
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