|Founded in 1885|
|Country: United Kingdom|
|1 car included|
- "Siegfried Bettmann moved from Germany to England in the early 1880s. He first imported bicycles, then produced his own by 1889. The bicycles sold with the trade-name "Triumph", leading to the business being named "Triumph Cycle Company Ltd." By 1902 they started making motorcycles and within 16 years Triumph built more than any other British company.
- After obtaining the assets of the Dawson Car Company, they began building cars with the Triumph 10/20 in 1921. Greater success came in 1927 with the Super 7 model. Their name was changed to Triumph Motor Company in 1930. Financial difficulties in the late 1930s and World War II stopped Triumph production for years.
- By 1946 production of new cars started under ownership of the Standard Motor Company. The first new model was the aluminum-bodied Triumph Roadster. Sedan models were badged as Standard, while sports cars were branded Triumph, In 1953 the Roadster was replaced with the superior TR2. Two years later the improved TR3 debuted with better performance. That naming convention continued for TR4 through TR8 models until 1981. Other notable Triumph model lines included Spitfire, GT6, Herald and Dolomite. Triumph was bought by Leyland Motors in 1960, and subsequent changes resulted in the British Leyland Motor Corporation.
- Triumphs have been seen in motorsports from the 1928 Lands End trial to classic events today. At the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans, a Spitfire modified with a fastback body took 1st in class. The Dolomite Sprint competed in rallying, the 24 Hours of Spa, and won the 1975 British Touring Car Championship. TR7/8 models were used in used in various motorsports including SCCA Trans-Am, IMSA, GTO and rallying on both sides of the Atlantic.
- The company stopped selling cars in 1984, when the Triumph Acclaim was replaced by a Rover. In 1994 BMW acquired the Rover Group, putting the Triumph name back in German Hands."
Year Model PI 1962 TR3B F 121 August Playseat Pack