Saturday, February 04, 2017

J B Hepburn Ltd of Liverpool - Triumph Car dealer 30A

J B Hepburn Ltd are the subject of this article the first of several about Triumph car dealers in the Liverpool area.
Triumph 1300 advert by J B Hepburn Ltd
Triumph 1300 advert by J B Hepburn Ltd

Triumph 1300

Triumph 1300 owned by Will Parker
Triumph 1300 advert no2 by J B Hepburn Ltd
Triumph 1300 advert no2 by J B Hepburn Ltd
J B Hepburn Ltd dealer stamped memorandum
J B Hepburn Ltd dealer stamped memorandum

Service Van

Hepburns service van from 1969
Hepburns service van from 1969
Thanks to Ben Spears who shared this photo of his parts delivery van on facebook.

Key rings and fobs

A key fob branded to show the address and phone number for J B Hepburn Ltd.
A later version from the Rover Group era as used on a Triumph TR7.

Street View

J B Hepburn Ltd undated street view
J B Hepburn Ltd, was based at 48 Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, the garage premises and several neighbouring buildings have been demolished and replaced with a block of flats.

Google Street View Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool July 2008
J B Hepburn Ltd, 48 Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool,

Dealer address info

First listed in my directories in 1955 as: J B Hepburn Ltd, 48 Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool 23. Phone: Gt. Crosby 4806. Continuously listed through 1959 until 1974 editions. Also listed as a Austin Rover dealer in March 1988 and a Rover dealer in May 1991.

For much of the time the local Triumph distributor was C A Britten Ltd.

Plea for more information

If you have any more information or recollections about any of the Standard Triumph dealers in and around Liverpool including J B Hepburn Ltd please get in touch. I would like to see 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

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

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to facebook page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group which includes many photos of Standard Triumph garages etc from my collection and many other contributors .

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

Picture credits: J B Hepburn Ltd dealer stamped memorandum image and Triumph 1300 photo from Will Parker; Triumph 1300 adverts by J B Hepburn Ltd from Ben Spears on facebook; 2J B Hepburn Ltd undated street view" and "J B Hepburn Ltd, 48 Bridge Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool," posted on http://forum.triumphdolomite.co.uk by benny; Rover era key fob photos from Kenny Mackenzie; Parts delivery van photo from Ben Spears.

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