Sunday, August 13, 2017

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 squadron.  All on board a Canley Car deliveries truck.  You can read more about Canley Car deliveries here. 

This Spitfire delivery photo has prompted much discussion when posted elsewhere. Quoting comments made Andrew S Mace: regarding the large whitewall tyres - "Only the earliest cars in the US would've had these. By the latter part of 1963, the typical optional Dunlop whitewall width had "shrunk" to a bit less than 1"!";
and later - "In a closer look at this photo, the anorak in me notices not only the "blanking" pieces in the headlamp assemblies. That was typical of many British and other European cars destined for the United States, where American-sourced sealed beam headlamp bulbs would've have been fitted. On the other hand, I also see amber front flasher lenses, where North American-spec. cars would have had white flasher lenses. So perhaps this batch of cars was destined for some other market where locally sourced headlamps were fitted, or a few cars destined for the US market did accidentally get the amber lenses. Most puzzling (well, at least to me)!"

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.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard or Triumph deliveries, 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 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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