Triumph Classic Cars: TR4 & TR7
Triumph Classic Cars have always been known for their safety, durability and reliability and they are one of the oldest automobiles in the market. Triumph is a British automobile manufacturer who has been in the market since decades and they are the oldest in business of motorbikes and automobiles. Triumph was found in Germany which was later moved to Coventry, England and it specialized in manufacturing motorcycles and bicycles. The motorcycles manufactured by the company were favored by British Army. In the year 1921, company started producing cars and introduced the first vehicle called 10/20 which was powered by 1.4 liter engine and became quite successful with speed and elegance. During World War II, Triumph had to halt the production as it went into lots of financial hardships. After the War, company was bought by Leyland Company in 1960s.
Triumph Company continued to manufacture and sell vehicles like sedans and sports which became successful only in domestic market. The TR7 models had some engineering issues such as failure to run in high altitudes and excessive consumption of gas. They introduced another model called TR8 which was fuel efficient. Triumph Classic Cars are basically known for high-performance as they come with extensive and expensive features. In 1984, Triumph was replaced by Rover 200 which is now owned by BMW. The company was also associated with other bicycle manufacturing company which was located in Nuremberg, Germany and it expanded in Priory Street. By 1918, it became the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Germany.
Triumph has been manufacturing and selling automobiles and motorcycles since decades and two examples of Triumph Classic Cars are Triumph TR4 & Triumph TR7.
Triumph TR4 was manufactured and debuted in the year 1961 by Standard Triumph Motor Company which replaced TR3 models. It came with updated and modern appearance which was designed by Michelotti based on previous TR models. The TR4 was a true sportscar with impressive performance with fully synchronized transmission and slightly enlarged engine.
The Triumph TR4 became quite successful in both sporting and sales events which could rarely be seen in rally, SCCA and hill-climb events. It was equipped with wet sleeve engine with easy changeable pistons and cylinder liners that generated 105 horsepower. It featured some standard equipment like independent rear suspension, various styling changes and slightly modified frame. All TR4 models became very popular and famous with their affordable price tag, favorable appearance and sporty intentions.
Triumph TR7 was introduced in the year 1975 which replaced the TR6 model and was designed by Harris Mann. It was powered by four-cylinder 1998cc engine with rear wheel drive system that generated 105 horsepower. It was equipped with four-speed manual gearbox as the five-speed was optional on this model.
The Triumph TR7 featured some standard equipment like independent suspension with coil springs, lower single link, damper struts and anti-roll bars and four-link system with anti-roll bars and coil springs. The two-seater TR7 was one of the economical and compact sportscars.