Really Wide: ’49 Triumph 2000 Roadster
Post war British cars almost always have a compromise or two caused by material shortages. In the case of this Triumph roadster, the body was made in aluminum instead of steel. That is sort of cool by today’s standards. The engine specified is similar to the engine Standard supplied to Jaguar before the war. The first year, the displacement was a modest 1776cc producing a top speed of 75 mph. By ’49, they bumped it over 2000cc creating a smoother but not signifcantly faster car.The design is a bit wide but it did allow seating for 3 on a bench up front. It has a Dickie-seat in the rear for 2 more passengers who lost the toss. Today’s is an original 2000 that has always been a California car. The interior was redone in leather and it looks like it was done with the correct, original pattern. The transmission, a speed column shift, is in good condition and the engine doesn’t smoke. All of the electrics work well too. The convertible top also original, is in excellent condition. The asking price is $35,000. Hagerty has perfect cars, probably restored, at $37,500. An original, rust-free car is pretty special though. Click here for the listing.