Spitfire, a star is born
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Spitfire, a star is born

There are stories so much at the border between reality and imagination, to be mistaken for the work of a novelist. The story of the birth of the Spitfire told in this article can look so, but it is a totally true story.

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Models: Spitfire 4

Keywords: Alick Dick / Arthur Ballard / Canley / Donald Stokes / Earls Court / Fred Nicklin / George Turnbull / Giovanni Michelotti / Harry Webster / Auto show / Stanley Markland

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Herald, fresh air at Standard Triumph
Articles | History and culture

Herald, fresh air at Standard Triumph

The story of the Herald is among the least known, although it's very fascinating. The Herald is a milestone in the history of Standard Triumph: it was the first production car designed by Giovanni Michelotti for the British company and marked the farewell, from the commercial point of view, of the brand "Standard" in favor of the "Triumph" name, now more attractive on the sales market. The Herald was born in one of the most complicated periods for the Standard Motor Company and its solutions influenced the whole production of the sixties: without the Herald and its commercial success, we wouldn't have had the Spitfire and GT6 and the fate of the Standard Triumph would have been at risk. In Italy the Herald hadn’t a large sales volume and after more than fifty years it’s still a little known an underrated car, unlike what happens in Anglo-Saxon countries where it's very appreciated for its particular drawing and for historical value. In this article we tell the complex story of his birth.

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Models: Herald 948 / Herald 1200 e 12/50 / Herald 13/60

Keywords: Alfredo Vignale / Alick Dick / Arthur Ballard / Canley / George Turnbull / Giovanni Michelotti / Harry Webster / Auto show / Walter Belgrove

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Class Acts, Part 1: The Triumph 2000 and 2.5 PI Mk 1
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Class Acts, Part 1: The Triumph 2000 and 2.5 PI Mk 1

The Triumph 2000 was a very significant car for the British market, the first salvo in a bitter war between traditional big sedans and upscale “premium” offerings that still rages today. In this article, we look at the origins of the 2000 Mk 1, its links to its Rover P6 arch-rival, and the first 2.5 PI.
The English version of this article is available here.

This document is written in Italian, you can have a hint about its content by using Google Translator and loading the PDF file. If you'd like to have a proper translation in English write to redazione@triumphinitaly.it and we'll do our best to do it.
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Models: 2000/2500 MK1

Keywords: Alick Dick / Arthur Ballard / Giovanni Michelotti / Harry Webster / Sir John Black / Sport

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Grandfather’s Ax: The Many Evolutions of the Triumph TR4, Part 1: TR4 and TR4A
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Grandfather’s Ax: The Many Evolutions of the Triumph TR4, Part 1: TR4 and TR4A

If you replace a car’s body, a few years later replace its chassis, a few years after that replace the engine, and finally replace the body again, is it still the same car? In this article we begin our look at the curious evolution of the TR line, starting with the 1961-1967 Triumph TR4 and TR4A.
The English version of this article is available here.

This document is written in Italian, you can have a hint about its content by using Google Translator and loading the PDF file. If you'd like to have a proper translation in English write to redazione@triumphinitaly.it and we'll do our best to do it.
You can find a list of the articles translated in English here.

Models: Italia 2000 Italia 2000 / Roadster TR2 / Roadster TR3 / Roadster TR4

Keywords: Alick Dick / Giovanni Michelotti / Harry Webster / Le Mans / Sabrina / Salvatore Ruffino / Walter Belgrove

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