Saturday, September 30, 2017

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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