Black Triumph 1800 axle rigid from 1946, four cylinders, 1776 cc, 65 HP, max. speed 125 km/h, four speeds
The Triumph Roadster is a roadster produced by Britain’s Standard Motor Company from 1946 until 1949. It was first available as the Triumph 1800 Roadster (18TR) from 1946 to 1948 and then as the Triumph 2000 Roadster (TRA) from 1948 to 1949.
Triumph 1800 Roadster (18TR)
The 1800 Roadster, model number 18TR, was designed in the closing days of World War II.
Triumph had been bought by the Standard Motor Company in 1944, and the managing director of Standard, Sir John Black, wanted a sports car to take on Jaguar, which had used Standard engines in the pre-war period.
Frank Callaby was selected to style the new car. After getting Black’s approval for the general shape, Callaby worked with Arthur Ballard to design the details of the body. Design of the rolling chassis was by Ray Turner.
Walter Belgrove, who had styled the pre-war Triumphs and was employed as Chief Body Engineer, had no part in the design