Triumph Roadster 1949 2000cc with dicky seats
We often get a request from people looking for a nice attractive example of something or other - not necessarily interested in concours just a good solid car to have some fun with and enjoy.
Well this example falls nicely into that category. Finished in Champagne with deep burgundy leather upholstery - (and if you've seen the cooking lady on TV with her husband driving theirs) I think you'll agree its a colour combination that sits very well on this model and emphasises the lines beautifully
First registered on 4th August 1949 and still retains an old style log book along with the current V5c. Various invoices accompany the car showing engine rebuild in 2003 and converted to unleaded at the same time. More recent work in (2013) includes cylinder head overhaul, new clutch fuel pump and carburettor. Although the car has never been fully restored the leather upholstery looks to have been renewed some years ago and now has a really nice supple patina that looks just right.
Sitting behind the wheel one is surrounded by a highly polished walnut dash and door cappings, and the correct and working jaeger instruments keep you well informed while on the move. Carpets again would have been replaced at some time professionally, and look in fine condition as the photos show
Coachwork presents very well indeed and looks as good in real life as in the photos- naturally over the years it has picked up the odd nick here and there but nothing that demands immediate attention in our view, and the panel fit is exceptionally good for one of these cars with firm fitting doors that tuck in well at the bottom unlike many other examples that have sprung over the years.
The ash frame all looks good on the exposed sill timbers as is often a good indication of why the doors fit so well. Chassis looks very solid on the underside, it has had the rear jacking points welded at some time in the past but this was a common repair and shows a liberal if not a bit heavy coating of wax oil for further protection on all of the underside.
The cream mohair hood has aged a little in places and the lining has had the odd repair on the inside, but there's still plenty of life left in it and anyway would probably spend more time in the open position anyway. There is also has a matching hood envelope (cover when down) not shown but with the car. Chrome in general on the car looks good, rear bumper has clearly been re-plated in the past along with the windscreen surround, only criticism would be the front bumper blades but they could be changed with new items if one wanted
Car has seen little use in the last couple of years due to the last owners work load etc, we have just carried out an engine service to include plugs points lube and filters. Front brake shoes replaced and new flexi hoses front and back. The car is fitted with a stainless steel exhaust and the engine shows a good oil pressure on test today. There is a collection of various invoices showing parts purchased and work done on the car in the past. Collection of club magazines and I think we have a spare owners handbook to present to the new lucky owner . Ready for immediate use DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS TAKEN (Delivery Service Available To Your Door)
Length 14' 6"
Width 5' 4"
Height 0' 0"