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Berkeley Square Garages Limited of London - Triumph Car Dealer 46

Glen Garages of Bletchley - Triumph Car Dealers 45

Leycare directory of approved dealers 1973

S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry - Triumph Car Dealers 44

Gavin Fairfax Ltd of Virginia Water -Triumph Car dealers 43

Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters - Triumph Car Dealers 42

More Triumph delivery photos - Triumph Car Dealers 31B

Triumph Car Dealers abroad: Athens

Sellers Service Station of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41

Duff Morgan & Vermont of Norwich - Triumph Car Dealer 40

Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd -Triumph Car Dealers 30B

Triumph TR6 - Triumph Repair Times Schedule

Aylwin Blundell & Co Ltd of Bognor Regis - Triumph Car Dealer 39

Standard and Triumph Spare Parts List 1946 1947

Botwoods of Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Wisbech - Triumph Car Dealer 38

Triumph TR5 PI - Triumph Repair Times Schedule

Byatts of Fenton - Triumph Car Dealers 37

Leese's of Barlaston - Triumph Car Dealer 36

Standard Triumph Review as a source - Triumph Car Dealers

1920's Standard Owners Manual and Parts List

Spot Garage (Northfield) Limited - Triumph Car Dealers 23C

Arnold G Wilson Ltd of Leeds - Triumph Car Dealers 35

Triumph Car Deliveries in New Zealand - Triumph Car Dealers 31A

Mumfords - Triumph Car Dealers 34

H H Timberlake Limited of Wigan - Triumph Car Dealer 33


Berkeley Square Garages Limited of London - Triumph Car Dealer 46

This article is about Berkeley Square Garages Limited of London and is number 46 in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.

Berkeley Square London dealer address stamp on GT6 brochure
Berkeley Square London dealer address stamp on GT6 brochure

Car delivery

Berkerley Square Garages car delivery truck
Berkeley Square Garages operated their own car delivery trucks as was the custom for car distributors.  The vehicles would have collected the cars from the factory and also have taken then to dealers in the distributors area.

New Herald Coupe delivery

Berkeley Square Garages Ltd STR April 1960
Berkeley Square Garages Ltd STR April 1960

Mr. Michael Miles, the then famous T.V. personality, taking delivery of his new Herald Coupe was reported in the Standard Triumph Review in April 1960. Also in the picture are Mr C Saville, Sales Director, and Mr J Thomas, Sales Manager, of Berkeley Square Garages Ltd, London.

Corporate offices

It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review January 1962:

A new suite of modern offices in Berkeley Square, destined to become the headquarters of the Sales Organisation for the Leyland Group, were taken over by Leyland Motors Ltd. on December 4th.

The export division of the Company, which operated from Hanover House in Hanover Square for over ten years, made the first move to the new offices on December 4th. The southern regional sales staff of Leyland Motors Ltd. and Albion Motors Ltd. followed on January 1st, 1962, and some members of the sales staff of Standard-Triumph International will later move to the new premises.

The new offices take up the sixth floor of Berkeley Square House, which already houses the Standard-Triumph showrooms on the ground .floor. Except for executive offices and a combined
convention room and cinema, an open-plan arrangement has been chosen for the main offices.

The address is Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1 telephone : Grosvenor 6050, but the cable address remains unchanged at Leymotors, London.


Used car seller

Berkeley Square advert October 1977
Berkeley Square advert October 1977
As well acting as the flag ship new car showroom for the Standard Triumph group the garage sold used cars as well. This advertisement from October 1977 features both new and used Triumph Dolomites.


Other branches and brands


Berkeley Square Garages Limited head office and main location was always at 7 Berkeley Square, London, W1X 6DJ. They had branches at:
  • Vauxhall Bridge SE1,
  • Castle Garage, Finchley Road, NW11
  • Bye-Pass Motors, Toworth Roundabout, Kingston Bypass.


Bye-Pass Motors advert
Bye-Pass Motors advert
The firm were appointed as dealers for Bond, Daimler, Jaguar, Rover and Rootes group in addition to Standard Triumph.


Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Berkeley Square Garages Limited, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Berkeley Square Garages car delivery truck image from the Triumph Herald Estate fans page on facebook ;BerkeleySquare_October1977 from MarkWelshman on facebook;

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 23rd September 2017 10:57am gmt



Glen Garages of Bletchley - Triumph Car Dealers 45

This short post is about Glen Garages a Triumph car dealer that was based in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, UK.

New building for Glen Garages


New showrooms Aylesbury Street
Spacious carpark at Glen Garages
It was reported in the Standardd Triumph Review in October 1959:

THERE was a large gathering at the official opening of new showrooms for the Glen Garages at Aylesbury Street, Bletchley, Bucks.  Among those who attended were: Councillor C. L. Clarke,
Councillor L. Cowley and Mr. H. B. Probert, Assistant Clerk to Bletchley Council; Mr. F. E. Higham, Home Sales Director, Standard-Triumph Sales Ltd.; Mr. P. C. Williamson, Area Manager of the United Dominions Trust and Mr. R. G. Chamberlin, Managing Director of Chamberlin & Sons Ltd., Standard and Triumph Distributors at Aylesbury.
Mr. W. E. Ward, Proprietor of Glen Garages, showing-left to right, Mr. F. E. Higham, Mr. P. C. Williamson and Mr. R. G. Chamberlin-the model layout of the new workshop to be built at
Newton Longville Road, Bletchley.

Some history

The company called Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd was established 16 June 1960 and dissolved 22 July 2003.

Tesco Express operate from the Buckingham Road site of where were Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd used to be.  It is said that a part of an old wall next to Tesco remains from the previous Glen Farm farm building.  The farm house acting as sales office at one point.

Triumph Dealers in Bletchley

1959:
The Glen Garage, Newton Road, Buckingham Road phone 2831

1961:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, Newton Road, Buckingham Road phone 2831

Feb 1965, September 1968:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, Newton Road phone 2831

March 1972, March 1974:
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, 125 Buckingham Road phone 2831

May 1975: Listed as Rover, Triumph and Land Rover dealer
Glen Garage (Bletchley) Ltd, 125 Buckingham Road, MK3 5BP phone 06285 23117

March 1988 Listed as AustinRover dealer
Bletchley Motor Co Ltd, 32 Aylesbury Street, Bletchley MK2 2BD phone 0908 643636

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Glen Garages of Bletchley, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources


Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:All these images come from the October 1959 edition of the Standard Triumph Review.

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 16th September 2017 08:00am gmt



Leycare directory of approved dealers 1973


Here is a copy of the Leycare directory of approved Austin, Morris, MG, Wolseley distributors and dealers for November 1973.

You can view and download a copy from my googledrive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_CE2l4Osa3SakFUR0dURFc3Y1k/view?usp=sharing

If you have got any other editions you could share please get in touch.

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S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry - Triumph Car Dealers 44

S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry are the feature business in this article.

S H Newsome & Co Ltd letterhead from 1948
S H Newsome & Co Ltd letterhead from 1948

S.H.Newsome & Co Ltd, Coventry advert in Autocar 21 October 1960
S.H.Newsome & Co Ltd, Coventry advert in Autocar 21 October 1960
S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry 1965
S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry 1965
The S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry showroom can be seen in the background to this photo from 1965. The showroom was a large glass fronted building with showrooms over two floors.

S H Newsome - the founder

Samuel Herbert Newsome known as Sammy Newsome was born 1901 in Coventry the son of Samuel Theo Newsome (1868-1930), a watch manufacturer, and his wife Kate.  He was educated at Oundle School, Peterborough before serving an apprenticeship at Calthorpe Motor Co.

The S H Newsome & Co was established 1923 and built the Warwick car.  Later he moved into the theatrical business. The Coventry Hippodrome was renamed the Coventry Theatre during his time as owner and manager.
S.H. Newsome's Pantomime Parade - 1954
S.H. Newsome's Pantomime Parade - 1954

I am indebted to Grace's Guide for much of the information in this biographical section.

SS 100 DHC


SS 100 DHC from 16 May 1939 Motor magazine

SS 100 DHC from 16 May 1939 Motor magazine


During 1938 S.H. "Sammy" Newsome at the time a successful SS Jaguar Distributor who had been very successfully campaigning an SS 100 in Rallies & Hill climbs asked William Lyons to build a deluxe version of the popular SS 100 sports car.

Lyons reportedly told Newsome he already had too many different models to build.  Newsome contracted with the factory for 50 bare SS 100 chassis to build his idea for a deluxe SS 100 DHC with roll up windows & a wider body. Early in 1939 he has Avon Coach builders of Coventry build 2 prototypes.

World war 2 cancelled any further production

I am indebted to http://www.strever.com/avon/ from where I found this information in this section about the SS100 DHC.

Sky Blue Spitfire


Bobby Gould taking delivery of his Spitfire
It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review of November 1967: Bobby Gould, Coventry City centre forward takes delivery of a Triumph Spitfire 3 from Mr. D. Harty of S. H. Newsome and Co. Ltd., Coventry Distributors of Triumph cars. The Spitfire was· in Wedgwood blue - very appropriate for a 'Sky Blues' player.

Police chase TR5

Police chase Triumph TR5

Police chase Triumph TR5

Said to be the first of many petrol injection TR5's on order by police forces throughout the country is shown here being handed over by Mr. Paul Newsome of S. H. Newsome Ltd., Triumph Distributors,
Coventry, to the former Traffic Superintendent of Coventry City Police, Mr. Tom Norton sometime in 1969. The car was used on the A45.

Not just Triumphs

S H Newsome & Co Ltd acted as distributors for Jaguar, Daimler and Bond motor cars, Leyland light commercial vehicles and Ferguson tractors in addition Standard Triumph products.

Show and Service Week promotions

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with week long Show and Service promotions.  These were held by the firm at their Corporation Street premises on 27th June to 1st July 1960 and at their Kenpas Highway premises on 23rd until 27th November 1964.

Taken over by Henly's

In April 1968 Henlys Ltd acquired the shares S H Newsome and Co Ltd following on from Mr S H Newsome  retiring owing to ill health. His brother, Mr. A. J. Newsome also leave the business as that time.

Triumph car dealers in Coventry

April 1951
The distributor was S H Newsome & Co. Ltd, Corporation Street
Dealers were:
Coventry Garage Limited, Holyhead Road
H Crane, 127 Far Gosford Street
Guyers (Coventry) Ltd, Greyfriars Lane
Parkside Garage Ltd, Warwick Road
H Payne (Coventry) Ltd, 11 Ford Street

In 1968 the Coventry area distributor was S H Newsome and Co. Ltd., with their
Sales, Service and Spares: Highway Garage, Kenpas Highway.
Repair Dept.: Quinton Road, Coventry.

Other Triumph dealers listed as at 1968 in Coventry.
Blamire, P., Queen's Road Garage. 
Cheylesmore Garage (Coventry) Ltd., Daventry Road.
Parkgate Garages Ltd, Parkgate Road, Holbrooks
R.E.S. Motors (Coventry) Ltd., Paynes Lane. 
Ryton Motors Ltd., London Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about S H Newsome & Co Ltd of Coventry photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

NEWSOME S.H. Standard Triumph Dealership a post on the Standard Triumph Works Directory website

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: S.H.Newsome & Co Ltd, Coventry advert in Autocar 21 October 1960; S.H. Newsome's Pantomime Parade - 1954 image from the http://www.its-behind-you.com/pantoanncomics.html; S H Newsome Corporation Street, Coventry 1965 iamge from the Historic Coventry forum; Bobby Gould taking delivery of his Spitfire and Police chase Triumph TR5 images from Standard Triumph Review

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Gavin Fairfax Ltd of Virginia Water -Triumph Car dealers 43

Gavin Fairfax Ltd of Station Parade, Virginia Water. Surrey are the feature business in this short article.


Gavin Fairfax Ltd traded for many years from premises adjacent to the railway station in Virginia Water, Surrey, UK.
They sold and serviced serveral brands from the BMC, British Leyland group. The tax disc above is from the era when the garage was a Rover area dealer and also held franchise for Austin, Morris and Triumph motor cars.
They held the Rover franchise over a long period as this rear window sticker show. As the car shown is a early Rover P6 the sticker must date from before 1970 and could be as early as 1963.

The business was bought by the Stratstone Group.  Gavin Fairfax Limited company number 831261 was established 15 December 1964 and changed its name to Statstone (Virginia Water) Limited on 1 January 1977.

A liquidator was appointed to a company called Gavin Fairfax (Laleham) Limited on 6th March 1972.

There was an earlier business with the same name as evidenced by the earlier window sticker illustrated above.  Unfortunately, as of yet, I have been unable to find any details other than its name.  I have read that they sold Jaguar cars at some point in their history.

I have Gavin Fairfax Ltd listed as Rover and Land Rover dealers in 1961 and as selling the Bond Equipe GT.

Gavin Fairfax Garage - a Memory of Virginia Water

I found this on the Francis Frith website:

Does anyone have any memories or photos of the garage at station parade, I lived there from 1957 to 1960 at flat Number 3, the building was typical of the 1930s with white rendered walls and castle style crenelations at the top. I recall the neon signs at the front elevation of the building (glowing in red and green) at night it was a BP branded petroleum sales site with Standard Rover and Jaguar marques. a showroom and a cafe at the end of the building near the station.
A memory shared by Keith Norris on Dec 9th, 2007.

Triumph dealers in Virginia Water

October 1955
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Garage, Virginia Water. phone Wentworth 3154

1959, 1964, 1965, 1968
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage, Virginia Water. phone Wentworth 3154

1972
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage, Virginia Water. phone 09904 2871

1974
Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage,Station Parade phone 09904 2871 sales, service, parts phone 09904 2928

In Rover Triumph dealer directory from May 1975 they are listed as Gavin Fairfax Ltd, Wentworth Service Garage,Station Parade, GU25 4AZ.  phone 09904 2871 sales, service, parts phone 09904 2928 - and are dealers for Rover Triumph and Land Rover product.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Gavin Fairfax Ltd of Virginia Water Station Parade Surrey, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Supplied by Wentworth Service Garage photo from I Say Ding Dong website; Tax disc holder from facebook; old Rover window sticker from a post on the Classis Rover forum.

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Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters - Triumph Car Dealers 42

Broadfields Garage & Engineering Co Ltd, Standard House, Cockfosters in North London feature in this article.

Various Triumph cars at the end of Club Triumph 48hr run at Broadfields Garage, Cockfosters, London as originally featured in the Standard Triumph Review December 1966.

Accessory manufacture and supplier 

Perfit Loose Seat Covers 1951 Motor Show advert
Perfit Loose Seat Covers 1951 Motor Show advert
Imperial Car Polish 1953
Imperial Car Polish 1953
Broadfields Imperial Accessories advert for the 1956 Motor Show
Broadfields Imperial Accessories advert for the 1956 Motor Show
Imperial Radiator Blind from 1960
Imperial Radiator Blind from 1960

Show and Service Week promotions

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with week long Show and Service promotions.  These were held by the firm at Standard House on 28th September to 2nd October 1959.

Some press adverts for Broadfields

Broadfields advert from Autocar 30 October 1959
Broadfields advert from Autocar 30 October 1959
 
Broadfields advert from Autocar 18 October 1980
Broadfields advert from Autocar 18 October 1980
Broadfields advert from Autocar 24 October 1981
Broadfields advert from Autocar 24 October 1981

Triumph Garages in Cockfosters

In 1955, 1959, 1961, 1965 and 1968 Broadfields Garage & Engineering Co Ltd, Standard House, are listed as a Main Stanpart Stockist (London Metrolitian Area) and as a Area Dealer. In 1972 and 1974 listed as a distributor.  In 1975 I have a listing showing as being a distributor for Rover, Land Rover and Triumph vehicles.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Broadfields Garage, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Broadfields Imperial Accessories advert for the 1956 Motor Show from graces guide; Imperial Car Polish 1953 from graces guide; Imperial Radiator Blind from 1960 from Standard Triumph Review December 1960;

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More Triumph delivery photos - Triumph Car Dealers 31B

This is the 3rd part of my article about Triumph delivery lorries.

Spitfire delivery - TruckNet image
Triumph Spitfire delivery in bulk - a whole squardron.  All on board a Canley Car deliveries truck.  You can read more about Canley Car deliveries here.

A similar truck but this time with a mixed load.  A part of the Progressive Transporter group fleet.
Triumph racing cars on the way to LeMans on board a Carrimore Si-Wheelers Ltd delivery lorry.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard or Triumph deliveries, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to post about Triumph car delivery in New Zealand 

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Spitfire delivery and Six-Wheeler from TruckNetUk forum; 

posted by stephen weblinhttps://plus.google.com/100589305347698162564noreply@blogger.com 13th August 2017 09:35am gmt



Triumph Car Dealers abroad: Athens

Hellenic Motor History: Triumph 2000 TC, 40 χρόνια μετά.

A Triumph 2000 TC advert from Greece in 1976.

The car still exists and was photographed on the street in Athens in October 2016.


This content comes from a Greek language blog:

Hellenic Motor History: Triumph 2000 TC, 40 χρόνια μετά.: To 1976, η "ΗΝΙΟΧΟΣ Α.Ε" δημοσιεύει διαφημιστική καταχώρηση του Triumph  2000 TC. Σε αυτή εικονίζεται το εν λόγω μοντέλο, με ελλ...

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Sellers Service Station of Grantham - Triumph car dealer 41

This short article is about Sellars Service Station a one time Triumph car dealer in Grantham Lincolnshire.

Sellers Service Station
Sellers Service Station
Sited on Barrowby High Road, the A52, at the edge of the built up area of Grantham.  The business for many  years was a BP petrol service station. By the mid-1980's it was a Datsun and then a Nissan agent.  The business ceased and the site was sold for housing around 2005 leaving no trace.

It was reported in the April 1967 edition of Standard Triumph Review that:

Increasingly evident among StandardTriumph dealers in the rural areas is the trend towards providing improved facilities and accommodation. The small, go-ahead dealer who takes the initiative. in building premises which reflect the quality of the product he sells, is no longer the exception. Among these forward-looking dealerships is that of Sellers Service Station, Barrowby High Road, Grantham, where there is double reason for the proverbial 'pat-on-theback'.

Their new garage and showroom, opened a few months ago, mirrors not only their progressive outlook but also a determination worthy of commendation. Apart from some technical help by a local builder, the improvements were carried out solely by Mr. J. Sellers, the proprietor, and his staff, and the change is apparent from the 'before' and 'after' pictures on this page.

Management and sales representatives from Standard-Triumph attended the opening ceremony at the new buildings.
Sellers Service Station after modernisation
Sellers Service Station after modernisation

Triumph Garages in Grantham

I wrote about North Road Garage in a previous blog post in March 2016: https://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealers-7-flying-heralds.html.

Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam
Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam

October 1955, 1959 and August 1961
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street

February 1965, September 1968
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road
Sellers Service Station, Barrowby High Road

March 1972, March 1974
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road,NG31 6EW are listed as a distributor for Triumph cars

May 1975
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road,NG31 6EW are listed as a distributor for Land Rover, Rover and Triumph cars.

March 1988
Victor Wood of Grantham, Spittlegate Level NG31 7UH are listed as Austin Rover distributor
Caythorpe Motors Ltd, 7 Old Lincoln Road, Caythorpe NG32 3DF are listed as a dealer for Austin Rover
Victor Wood of Grantham window sticker
Victor Wood of Grantham window sticker

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Sellers Service Station, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Sellers Service Station - Standard Triumph Review; Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam on the http://www.granthammatters.co.uk website.

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Duff Morgan & Vermont of Norwich - Triumph Car Dealer 40

This article is number 40 in my series about Triumph Car Dealers and features Duff Morgan & Vermont of Norwich.

Some history 

Duff Morgan & Vermont was formed in 1909, by three men: Colonel Granville Duff, John Delmar Morgan and his brother-in-law, Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson. The company is still trading today under the abbreviated name ‘Duff Morgan’ with sites in Norwich and Kings Lynn.
Duff Morgan modern logo
Duff Morgan modern logo

The company had premises in London’s Piccadilly and Norwich. During World War I, Winston Churchill commissioned Duff Morgan to create armoured war vehicles for the Admiralty. These were drafted and manufactured in Piccadilly. At the same time, the company was designing and building cars for the civilian population of Norfolk.
Duff Morgan coach works Norwich
Duff Morgan coach works Norwich
After the end of World War I, Duff Morgan ceased trading in London and focused instead on serving customers purely in Norwich.

Prior to World War 2 Duff Morgan sold many makes of car, including: Adler, Alldays & Onions, De Dion, Ford, Hupmobile, Itala, Opel, Peugeot, Riley, Standard and Swift.

And following the end of World War II, the company was Standard-Triumph’s sole distributor in Norwich and most of the county.
Duff Morgan advert from 1975
Duff Morgan advert from 1975

Show and Service Week promotions

Staff from Standard Triumph HQ visited the business and assisted the firm with week long Show and Service promotions.  These were held by the firm at;: their Victoria Garage, Norwich premises on 13th to 17th April 1959; at St Stephens Street October 31st to November 1st 1960 and on 20th to 24th April 1959, 17th to 21st October 1960, 21st to 25th September 1964, 13th to June 17th1966 and 30th October to 3rd November 1967 at St Giles Gates, 3 Earlham Road, Norwich.

Rear window sticker

Duff Morgan rear window sticker
Duff Morgan rear window sticker

Norfolk Motor Shows



Norwich Triumph distributors, Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, provided an extensive display at the 1967 annual motor show held at RAF Watton. The show attracted large numbers of local visitors, and in addition to the static displays there are test run facilities and vintage and veteran car displays.

The East African Safari rally Triumph 2000 and Leyland Straight 8 formed part of the display at the 1968 "Motor In" held at Coltishall.

Not just Norwich

Over the years the firm have operated from various different premises not all of them in Norwich.
Guildhall Street, Thetford

Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd currently have premises in Kings Lynn as well as Norwich.

Triumph car dealers in Norwich

I have several dealer directories of Standard Triumph cars. I have extracted information for Norwich here.

1951:
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Prince of Wales Road.
Maudes of Norwich Ltd, 106-119 Prince of Wales Road.
John L Pointer, The Garage, Aylsham Road.
Willmott's Stores, Ltd, 45-51 Prince of Wales Road.

October 1955:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Stephen's Street and St Stephen's Road
Duff, Morgan & Vermont (St Giles Gates) Ltd, St Giles Gates
John L Pointer, The Garage, Aylsham Road.
Melrose Garage, Melrose Road.

1959:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Stephen's Street and St Stephen's Road
Duff, Morgan & Vermont (St Giles Gates) Ltd, 3 Earlham Road
Boundary Garage (Norwich) Ltd,  Aylsham Road
Harvey Lane Garage, Harvey Lane
Howes & Sons Ltd, Chapel Field North 
Melrose Garage, Melrose Road.

August 1961:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Stephen's Street and St Stephen's Road
Duff, Morgan & Vermont (St Giles Gates) Ltd, 3 Earlham Road
Boundary Garage (Norwich) Ltd,  Aylsham Road
Constitution Motors Ltd,  Constitution Hill
Harvey Lane Garage, Harvey Lane
Melrose Garage, Melrose Road.

February 1965:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd, St Giles Gates, NOR 01G.
Allenbrooks Service Station, 92-96 Coleman Road,  NOR 62F
Boundary Garage (Norwich) Ltd,  Aylsham Road, NOR 14M
Constitution Motors Ltd,  Constitution Hill, NOR42Q

September 1968:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, 3 Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Constitution Motors Ltd,  124 Constitution Hill, NOR42Q
W R Ford & Son Ltd, Salhouse
Keyway Service Station Ltd, 420 Dereham Road.

March 1972:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, Triumph House, Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Harry R Fisk Limited, Norwich Road Garage, Stoke Holy Cross, NOR 56W

March 1974:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, Triumph House, Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Harry R Fisk Limited, Norwich Road Garage, Stoke Holy Cross, NOR 56W
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 31 King Street

May 1975:
Duff, Morgan & Vermont, Triumph House, Earlham Road, NOR 01G
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 31 King Street, NOR 01B

March 1988:
Kenning Norwich, 88 Mile Cross Lane, NB6 6SH
Kenning Parts Centre, Vulcan Road South, NR6 6AE
Kenning Norwich, 162 Cromer Road, NR6 6XA
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 5 Prince of Wales Road, NR1 1BB
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Cromer Road, NR6 6NA

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Duff Morgan & Vermont, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

You can read more about  Harry R Fisk Limited, Norwich Road Garage, Stoke Holy Cross in my earlier article.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Duff Morgan coach works Norwich image from; Duff Morgan rear window sticker image from Spottedlaurel on flickr; Norfolk motor images from Standard Triumph Review

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Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd -Triumph Car Dealers 30B

Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd are the subject of this article another in my series about Triumph car dealers in the Liverpool area.

Prouts garage on Breck Road, Liverpool
Prouts garage on Breck Road, Liverpool
Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd, 202/206 Breck Road, Liverpool 5 are listed as a Standard Triumph in October 1955.  The company is listed as being dissolved.
Advert from 1961
This 1961 advert is scanned from a pantomime program.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Prouts (Liverpool) Ltd, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to an article about C A Britten Ltd the Liverpool Triumph car distributor. 

Link to post about J B Hepburn Ltd another Triumph car dealer in Liverpool.

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: 1961 advert from Bradford Timeline on flickr

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Triumph TR6 - Triumph Repair Times Schedule

Triumph produced a document called the Triumph Repair Times Schedule.  I have several I you can see scans on my website at: http://vitessesteve.co.uk/RepairOperationTimes

Now thanks to David Rumens I have a scanned copy of a later edition which includes schedules for the Spitfire, TR5 and TR6.

Here are a couple of pages from the TR6 section.



You can get the full TR6 section here.

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Aylwin Blundell & Co Ltd of Bognor Regis - Triumph Car Dealer 39

Aylwin Blundell & Co Ltd, Central Garage, Felpham Road, Bognor Regis are the feature business in this short article.

This dealer plaque is to found on the near side door of a 1963 Triumph Herald 12/50 owned by Richard Rose who shared this image with me.

The company Aylwin Blundell & Company Ltd was to be wound up 3 months after 8 September 1983 according to a listing in the London Gazette.

Is the business Milestones Garage Ltd, of Central Garage, 96-98 Felpham Road, Felpham, Bognor  Regis, PO22 7PG operating from the same site?

The company known as Central Garage (Felphan) Ltd was founded 26 February 1965 and has been dissolved.

Triumph Car dealers in Bognor Regis

I have extracted this address information from the various dealer directories I have in my collection.

October 1955:
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road are listed an an area dealer

February 1965:
Aylwin Blundell & Company Ltd, Central Garage, Felpham Road
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road

September 1968:
Central Garage (Felphan) Ltd, Felpham Road
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road

March 1972:
Central Garage (Felphan) Ltd, Felpham Road
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, Aldwick Road

March 1974, May 1975 and March 1988:
Wilmotts Garage Ltd, 65 Aldwick Road, PO21 2NN

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Aylwin Blundell & Company Ltd, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Dealer plaque image from Richard Rose

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Standard and Triumph Spare Parts List 1946 1947


I only have the plates from this Standard and Triumph Spare Parts List 1946-47.  It includes the Triumph Roadster.  Do you have the rest of the document?

Here are 2 sample pages.  You can download a pdf copy of the whole document from my website: http://vitessesteve.co.uk/PartsManuals

Plate A

Plate L

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Botwoods of Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Wisbech - Triumph Car Dealer 38

This the 38th article I have written is about Botwoods Ltd a Triumph car dealer based in the east of England.

Botwoods was a part of the Mann Egerton group.

The Wisbech branch sold many brands of cars over the years including Austin, Austin Healey, Diamler, Jaguar, Standard Triumph and Rover.

Botwoods at Major's Corner, Ipswich were selling Jensen cars in 1965.

Week long Show and Service Week promotions were held by the firm at their Princes Street, Ipswich premises assisted by staff from Standard Triumph HQ were held 6th to 10th April 1959, 26th to 30th April 1965, 7th to 11th February 1966, 13th to 17th November 1967.

Show and Service Week promotion at Wisbech Motors Ltd, Norwich Road 11th to 15th July 1966

Origins

From this site: ipswich-lettering.org/egertons.html

"To find the source of the Egertons company name, we need to start with William Botwood's carriage making works in Woodbridge Road (between Kirby Street and Milton Street) established in 1870. In 1882 showrooms were opened in St Matthews Street. Botwood died in 1896 and the business was caried on by two sons, Samuel Ernest and William Thomas, who a few years later were joined by a pioneering motorist, Reginald Egerton. Until 1910 the motor car manufacturers Botwood & Egerton ran alongside the carriage-making firm until Egerton left to set up his own business in Northgate (Street) next to the Great White Horse Hotel. The Botwood company became Botwoods Ltd and in the 1920s the Botwood shares were acquired by Mann, Egerton & Co of Norwich who had by then expanded to the town end of Woodbridge Road/Majors Corner."

Police 2000




In December 1968 it was reported that Botwoods of Wisbech supplied 7 Triumph 2000 to Norfolk Joint Police Force for use in the country areas.  The police completed about 1000 miles a week. n the picture Mr J W Boardman of Botwoods branch manager is seen handing over the first 2000 to the police.

Some adverts


Mann Egerton + Botwoods Rover advert from 1964
Mann Egerton + Botwoods Austin advert from 1967

Dealer address info

1955:
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds area dealer for Standard Triumph
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street, Ipswich distributor for Standard Triumph open 24 hours
W H Johnson & Sons Ltd, Church Terrace, Wisbech

August 1961:
Botwoods Ltd, 76 Risebygate Street, Bury St Edmunds distributor for Standard Triumph
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street, Ipswich distributor for Standard Triumph open 24 hours
Wisbech Motors Ltd, Norwich Road distributor for Standard Triumph

February 1965:
Botwoods Ltd, 76 Risebygate Street, Bury St Edmunds distributor for Standard Triumph
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street, Ipswich distributor for Standard Triumph
Wisbech Motors Ltd, Norwich Road

September 1968:
Botwoods Ltd, 76 Risebygate Street, Bury St Edmunds distributor for Standard Triumph
Botwoods Ltd, Greyfriars House, Princes Street, Ipswich distributor for Standard Triumph
Botwoods Wisbech, Church Terrace, Wisbech distributor for Standard Triumph
Wisbech Motors Ltd, Norwich Road, Wisbech

March 1972, March 1974 and May 1975:
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 76 Risebygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3AL distributor
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Greyfriars House, Princes Street, Ipswich IP1 1RX distributor
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Harecroft Road, Wisbech PE13 1RN

March 1988
Cowies, 76 Risebygate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3AQ distributor
Henlys (East) Ltd, 255-257 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 9BP
Marshall of Wisbech Ltd, 46 Norwich Road, Wisbech, PE13 2AR

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about this garage, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Mann Egerton + Botwoods Austin advert from 1967 and Mann Egerton + Botwoods Rover advert from 1964 from Spottedlaurel on flickr

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Triumph TR5 PI - Triumph Repair Times Schedule

I have been hosting scanned copies of on my website of various Triumph Repair Times Schedule at: http://vitessesteve.co.uk/RepairOperationTimes

One of the documents I have already made available is a combined edition that covers GT6, TR4A, Herald 1200/1250, 1300, 2000 and Vitesse 1600/2000.  I now pleased to say that David Rumens has provided me a scanned copy of a later edition which includes schedules for the Spitfire, TR5 and TR6.

Here is page 2 and 3 from the TR5 section.



You can get the full TR5 section.




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Byatts of Fenton - Triumph Car Dealers 37

Byatts of Fenton are the feature business in my 37th article about Triumph car dealers.

Long established business was selling Vauxhall cars in the 1920's. A Prince Henry restored by the firm was presented to the Vauxhall works collection in 1955 by Tom Byatt Ltd.  Originally sold in April 1923 to Norman Edwards, the pottery manufacturer, of Stoke-on-Trent the car was used until 1955.

Week long Show and Service Week promotions were held by the firm at their Victoria Street, Fenton premises assisted by staff from Standard Triumph HQ were held 1st to 5th June 1959, 24th to 28th June 1963, 27th to 31st January 1964 and 3rd to 7th January 1966.

Byatts closed down in the 1980s and Evans Halshaw took on the premises and business. The company Byatts of Fenton Limited was dissolved 14 August 1990.

New Paint Spray System


Byatts of Fenton Triumph Herald image from STR 03-1965
A Triumph Herald immediately after emerging from the spray booth after being resprayed by the Paint-a-Car system at Byatts of Fenton. In the rear (left) is another car masked in preparation for a re-spray.

Byatts of Fenton, Stoke-an-Trent, added the new Paint-a-Car system to their facilities for car owners in 1964. The Stirling Moss Paint-a-Car system, offered a complete re-spray for only 19 guineas, irrespective of the size of the vehicle.

The Paint-a-Car system, was introduced into Britain from the United States, was brought over by Stirling Moss and Canadian businessman David Kaplan.

Quick, drying acrylic paints used enable one coat to be sprayed over another immediately, and this drastically cuts down the time factor. Three to four coats of high-gloss acrylic paints were used, and the finish was guaranteed for three years against fading, peeling, blistering and hazing.

A choice of 101 colours, and the high-gloss finish needed no polishing, the special rapid-drying paints weredeveloped in the U.S. and Canada during the previous seven years. The system introduced specialisation and through expert planning and direction was said to result in a reduction of operational costs. It represents a breakthrough in reducing the high cost of body work repairs, particularly those involving slight accident damage.

Some adverts


1976 advert


Not just Triumphs

As can be seen from the advert above Byatts of Fenton sold other brands of car. Of particular interest they held the franchise for the Swallow Doretti sports car.


Truck bodies etc

Tom Byatt (Englnd) Ltd lorry body
Tom Byatt (Engineers) Ltd lorry body


Bakelite truck bed flooring by

Inexpensive and durable jointless floor covering for commercial vehicles, based on Bakelite polyester resin, was produced by Tom Byatt (Engineers) Ltd, of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. The flooring was designed to protect the original floor against injury and, in addition to being waterproof, offered a high degree of resistance to abrasive loads. The vehicle shown carried flint and felspar for over ten months. Such loads would have worn out a normal 18 s.g. metal floor in about three months. With no loose edges to impede free passage of contents, the Byatt flooring proved particularly effective on all types of tipping vehicles and was approved by the Board of Trade for use in calibrated bodies. This
paragrapg is based on material from the MoDiP BXL collection.

Triumph car dealers in the Stoke-on-Trent area

I have several dealer directories of Standard Triumph cars. For the Stoke area consisting of the 5 towns of Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton and Fenton I have extracted some information here.

1951:
Tom Byatt Ltd, Victoria Street, Fenton
John Pepper (Hanley) Ltd, 63 Piccadilly, Hanley
J C Sherwin & Sond Ltd, Market Square, Hanley
Newcastle (Staffs) Motor Company Ltd, Brunswick Street, Newcastle
Peppers Garages Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, London Road, Newcastle

1955:
Distributor
Tom Byatt Ltd, Victoria Road, Fenton.
.
Dealers
J Alcock, Walley Street Garage, Biddulph. 'Phone: Biddulph 3174.
Ashlands Garage Ltd., Hartshill Road, Hartshill. 'Phone 4884.
Bedingfield & Gater Ltd., Waterloo Road, Cobridge.
'Phone 2210.
Hanford Garage Ltd., Stone Road, Hanford. 'Phone 49037.
Maiden & Ellis, High Street, Wolstanton. 'Phone 84684.
Norman & Birch, 25/27 Marsh Street, Hanley. 'Phone 29460.
North Stafford Motors Ltd, Furlong Road, Tunstall.
'Phone: 87765, 84172/3; Night, 87366.
T Shenton, Ash Green Garage, Trentham. 'Phone 49028.
F Spicer & Sons, Florence Garage, Stone Road, Longton.
'Phone 33642.
Station Road Garage (Stoke.on.Trent) Ltd, Station Road.
'Phone 4711.
Super Motor Services Ltd., Anchor Road, Longton.
'Phone: Day, 3302; Night, 39365.
J Swift, Belgrave Garage, Lightwood Road, Longton.
'Phone: 39114

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about this garage, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: 1976 advert Kevin Lane on flickr; Tom Byatt (Englnd) Ltd lorry body image by Mick Walsh on facebook;

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Leese's of Barlaston - Triumph Car Dealer 36

Leese's rear window sticker

Number 36 in my series of articles about Triumph car dealers this is short article about Leese's of Barlaston.

Leese's rear window sticker from 1985
Leese's rear window sticker from 1985
Leese's of Barlaston, Station Road, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9DH are still in trading from the same site. They have been in business for over 30 years as at June 2017. The following images show the garage when it was a Rover Triumph dealer. Barlaston is a village in the borough of Stafford in the county of Staffordshire, England. It is roughly halfway between the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the small town of Stone.

Leese's garage forecourt
Leese's garage forecourt
All these images are from the same era and several feature a Triumph Dolomite in the showroom.

Leese's showroom

Triumph Dolomite in Leese's showroom

Leese's garage forecourt image 2
Leese's garage forecourt image 2
This is a photo taken from the air of Leese's showing their entire site.

Lesse's of Barlaston from the air
Lesse's of Barlaston from the air

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about this garage, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Leese's rear window sticker photos from John on flickr; other images from Chris Green on facebook.

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Standard Triumph Review as a source - Triumph Car Dealers

Standard Triumph Review Archive DVDs cover
Standard Triumph Review Archive DVDs cover
Standard Triumph produced an in house magazine.  I have been glad of the scanned collection I bought from the TSSC which covers the period 1959 to 1968.  It has been a great source of information about Standard Triumph dealerships.

Recently I was checking on eBay to see if I could add to my collection.  I found these interesting covers.

Portsmouth Garages Limited
St Helier Garages
Russells of Chatham

More info requested

Can you help me by sharing any information you may have about Portsmouth Garages Limited, St Helier Garages or Russells of Chatham.

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1920's Standard Owners Manual and Parts List

In my quest to find info about Standard Triumph dealers I came across these items on facebook. The last item appears to be a parts price produced by a Standard dealer in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Owner Driver's Guide to the 12-24 HP Standard 1925



Replacement Spare Parts price list for 11HP chassis series V3 Standard



Parts Price List by Reynolds of Wellington, New Zealand

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Spot Garage (Northfield) Limited - Triumph Car Dealers 23C

Spot Garage, Bristol Road South, Birmingham 1964
Spot Garage, 1163 Bristol Road South, Birmingham 1964
This article in my series about Triumph car dealers features Birmingham dealer Spot Garage. The company Spot Garage (Northfield) Limited started 17 August 1954, the photo above is dated 11 September 1964 and the company is no more having been dissolved.

For many years after the Spot Garage business stopped the site continued to be used for the sale of used cars. A hand car wash business started on the site opposite Hawkesley Mill Lane in April 2009.


The forecourt of the site was used for a time by JMA Auto's to sell used cars.  Another business called Northfield Garage, an independent Jaguar specialist, has been using workshop space on the site from at least 2009.

Site Now photo by Ray Prichard

As it looks today 18th May 2017 - with several car repairers and parts dealers all around the back in countless old workshops

As of May 1975 Spot Garage (Northfield) Limited were listed Rover and Triumph car dealers.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about this garage, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know.  I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to a post about All Electric Garage .

Link to my post about P J Evans Ltd

Link to post about Cranmore Bros Ltd

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Both photos are from photobydjnorton.com and great source of photos of Birmingham; site Now photo by Ray Prichard .

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Arnold G Wilson Ltd of Leeds - Triumph Car Dealers 35

 This post is about Arnold G Wilson Ltd of Leeds.

The firm started in the early 1920's selling and repairing bicycles from premises on Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds.
Week long Show and Service Week promotions by the firm at their Regent Street, Leeds premises assisted by staff from Standard Triumph HQ were held 13th to 17th July 1964, 1st to 5th March 1965 and 16th to 20th December 1968.
Arnold G  Wilson dealer sticker on cover of Dolomite brochure
Arnold G  Wilson dealer sticker on cover of Dolomite brochure


Not just Triumphs

Arnold G Wilson Aston Martin advert 1973
This 1973 advert shows the Aston Martin Vantage as being available from Arnold G Wilson Ltd, Regent Street, Leeds.

The group sold Alvis, Morris, Rover and Wolseley from the Regent Street garage in the city centre. The Doncaster Road, Wakefield garage also sold a range of makes including Austin , Morris, Land Rover and Triumph.

Other branches

Arnold G Wilson - Harrogate Road May 1930
Arnold G Wilson - Harrogate Road May 1930
Arnold G Wilson operated from multiple sites. At various points in their history they had premises in Allwoodley, Easingwold, Horsforth and Wakefield.

Standard Triumph dealers in Leeds

1951:
Appleyards of Leeds Ltd, North Street, Leeds 6
Cox & Co (Leeds) Ltd, Regent Street, Leeds 2
John Kaye (Leeds) Ltd, 18/22 New York Road 2
Leeds Autocars Ltd, Ritz Garage, Templar Street, Vicar Lane, Leeds 2
Paragon (Hull) Motor Co Ltd, 5 New York Road, Leeds 1
Arnold G Wilson Ltd, 232 Harrogate Road, Leeds 7

1955:
John Kaye (Leeds) Ltd, 18/22 New York Road 2. (Also at Templar Street).
Adams Motor 5ervice, 101 Stoney Rock Lane, 9, and York Road, Whinmoor, Seacroft. Phone 30231/2 and 47258 night service.
Alwoodley Motors Ltd, Harrogate Road, Alwoodley, 17.
Charles S Anderson Ltd, Regent Street, 2.
Ashtons Garage Ltd, Featherstone lane Featherstone
George Box Ltd, Aldam's Road, Dewsbury.
Boyes (Horsforth) Ltd, Rock Garage, Long Row, Horsforth.
Brown & White (Leeds) Ltd., Roundhay Road, 7.
Brunswick Motors (Leeds) Ltd, 17 Cross Belgrave Street 2.
City Motor Depot, 2 Easy Road, 9. 'Phone 29425.
Castleford Garage Ltd, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford.
Frank H Dutson Ltd, Albion Street, 1.
The E.G.5. Co. Ltd, Great George Street and Woodhouse Lane
Hartley Bros, St. Chad's Garage, Headingley, 6.
Hill's Harehills Garage, Roundhay Road, 8.
E R Humberstone, 18-20 High Street, Morley.
Ernest Lawson Ltd, The Garage, Town End, Bramley.
Leeds Autocars Ltd, New York Road and Templar Street 2
Leeds Karsales Ltd, 11 Kirkstall Road, 3.
Manor Garage (Otley) Ltd, Westgate, Otley.
Motor Distributors Ltd, Armley Park, Staningley Road, 12.
Paragon Motors (Wetherby) Ltd, North Street, Wetherby.
Harold Poskitt, Hensall Garage, Whitley Bridge
Shaftesbury Motors Ltd, Sutherland Avenue, Roundhay 8
Spot Garage Ltd, Grove Lane, Meanwood 6
West Leeds Motor Co Ltd, Wellington Road 12

March 1974:
Arnold Wilson Ltd, Regent Street, LS2 7QP - distributor
A G Wilson (Alwoodley) Ltd, 495 Harrogate Road, Alwoodley, LS17 7DA
West Park Motors Ltd, Ring Road, West Park, LS16 5PP
Spence H & Son (Leeds), Town Street, Bramley, LS13 3JT

May 1975:
Arnold G Wilson Ltd, Regent Street, LS2 7QP - distributor
Arnold G Wilson (Alwoodley) Ltd, 495 Harrogate Road, Alwoodley, LS17 7DA
West Park Motors Ltd, Ring Road, West Park, LS16 5PP

March 1988:
Appleyard Rover Leeds, Roseville Road LS8 5QP - distributor
Bristol Street Motors (Leeds) Ltd, Water Lane, LS11 9UF
Fletcher Group, Church Lane, Austhorpe Road, Crossgates, LS15 8BB

May 1991:
Appleyard Rover Leeds, Roseville Road LS8 5QP
Bristol Street Motors (Leeds) Ltd, Water Lane, LS11 9UF
Fletcher Group, Church Lane, Austhorpe Road, Crossgates, LS15 8BB

Plea for more information

If you have any more information or recollections about the  Arnold G Wilson Ltd businesses or other Standard or Triumph car dealers in Leeds please get in touch. I would like to see any photos you may have. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Arnold G Wilson Aston Martin advert 1973 from Martin on flickr; Arnold G Wilson - Harrogate Road May 1930 from www.leodis.net historic Leeds images online.

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Triumph Car Deliveries in New Zealand - Triumph Car Dealers 31A

Triumph 2000's on car transporter in New Zealand
Triumph 2000's on car transporter in New Zealand
Standard Triumph had a factory in New Zealand where they made Triumph cars.  To get the cars out to the dealers delivery lorries were used.  I have this photo from Andrew Newman on facebook which shows Triumph 2000 MkI's being taken off site by H Boyce & Co Ltd truck.

Triumph Mk2s and Princesses on car transporter in New Zealand
Triumph Mk2s and Princesses on car transporter in New Zealand
A much later shot showing Triumph Mk2s and Princesses. These would be cars assembled at Nelson (towards the north of the South Island) The Mk 1s in the other shot probably were assembled at the previous old Christchurch plant. The 2000s were far more successful sellers than the Princess, which sat around in large quantities awaiting buyers apparently.

General Foods fleet delivery New Zealand
General Foods fleet delivery New Zealand
This photo is said to be of a General Foods fleet delivery in New Zealand.

Plea for more information

If you have any more information or recollections about Standard Triumph car delivery in New Zealand or elsewhere please get in touch. I would like to see any photos you may have. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Triumph 2000 MkI's - Andrew Newman on facebook; Triumph Mk2s and Princesses - .Andrew Newman on facebook.

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Mumfords - Triumph Car Dealers 34

Number 34 in my series of articles about Triumph car dealers this is article about Mumfords who had garages in Plymouth, Truro, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Tiverton and Torquay.

Mumfords Limited rear window sticker
Mumfords Limited rear window sticker

Some history

Mumfords had a long and varied history.  Starting out in Plymouth in 1900 as William Mumford Limited the firm grew in size and spread to other towns. Established a motor and carriage building business. Turnover in the first year was reported as £500 and within 4 years it had expanded to £2500. I have already written about the Motor Macs (Exeter) Limited business that was taken over.
Mumfords of Plymouth  - Western Morning News, 4 November 1946, Triumph dealer advert
This advert from 1946 for Mumfords of Plymouth was placed in the Western Morning News.  At that time the firm were based at Abbey Garage, St Andrews Street and held franchases for many brands of car including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Alvis, Daimler, Wolseley, Lanchester, MG, Standard and Triumph. At this time they were also dealing with AEC and Morris commercial vehicles.

The 28th November to 2nd December 1960 saw a week long  Show and Service Week promotion by the firm at their Abbey Garage premises assisted by staff from Standard Triumph HQ.

Summer 1960 window display - Mumfords
Summer 1960 window display - Mumfords
As an alternative to the predictable father Christmas theme Mumfords window display looked forward to summer 1960.

Wet and fine car


Mumford Ltd_Plymouth window display 1966
Mumford Ltd, Plymouth window display 1966
From Standard Triumph Review July 1966 -  Showroom window display arranged by Standard-Triumph dealers, W Mumford Ltd, of Plymouth, when Sir Donald Stokes, Chairman of the Company, visited them. During the display the gunmetal and wedgwood Herald 12/50 was kept wet by a fine spray of water, and the sun above the open "summer" car was illuminated. A most impressive display, as Sir Donald himself remarked.

Mumford Marina Convertible


Morris Marina convertible by Mumfords
Morris Marina convertible by Mumfords
In 1973, Mumfords had Crayford develop a Marina convertible. They paid all the development costs in exchange for manufacturing rights and the sole franchise to market the car. You can see more pictures and read more about this car on the Crayford Convertible Car Club website.
Mumford Convertible
Mumford Convertible

Mumfords other garages

Not all the branches of the Mumfords empire dealt in Standard Triumph products. However as a matter of interest I will list them in this section information I have come across in my collection.
From Service in Europe 08/74:
Mumfords of Truro (W Mumford Ltd), Newquay Road - Austin, Morris and MG.
Mumfords of Newton Abbot (W Mumford Ltd), 48-56 Wolborough Street - Morris I think this business later became a branch of Wadham Stringer.

I believe Mumfords of Newton Abbot was established following the take over of A C Bulpin & Son Ltd who had been a Standard Triumph garage in 1955. I am not sure of the date of the take over.

Mumfords as a Triumph car dealer

Mumfords - Truro
Mumfords - Truro
Mumfords, Newquay Road, Truro were a distributor for Triumph and other British Leyland vehicles. The S regs in the above advert would indicate 1976 to 1977 registration year. Unfortunately I have a big gap in my directory collection between May 1975 and March 1988 so can not be sure over what period Mumfords held the franchise.

In March 1972 and March 1974 Mumfords (Exeter) Limited, Paris Street are listed as distributor for Triumph.

In May 1975 Mumfords (Exeter) Limited, Paris Street are listed as distributor for Triumph, Rover and LandRover products with Mumfords of Tiverton Ltd, Blundells Road, EX16 4BZ as a dealer of the same range.

Plea for more information

If you have any more information or recollections about  any of the Mumfords businesses including Mumfords (Exeter) Limited please get in touch. I would like to see any photos you may have. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to my earlier article about Motor Macs and Lock Bros dealers based in Exeter

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Mumfords Limited rear window sticker - John on flickr; Morris Marina convertible by Mumfords - Crayford Convertible Car Club website; Mumfords of Plymouth  - Western Morning News advert found on pinterest; .Summer 1960 window display Mumfords + Mumford Ltd, Plymouth window display 1966 - Standard Triumph Review; Mumfords - Truro - rustdreamer on flickr..

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H H Timberlake Limited of Wigan - Triumph Car Dealer 33

H H Timberlake Limited, Library Street, Wigan in 1937
H H Timberlake Limited, Library Street, Wigan in 1937
In this article H H Timberlake Limited of Wigan are the feature business. Starting out in 1891 with bicycles, in 1902 the firm started dealing with De Dion, Humber and Minerva cars. The first car sold was a Humber 2 1/4. As time passed the number of sales increased and the company acquired more showroom space.

1922 saw H H Timberlake Limited selling AC, Albert, Autocrat, Austin, Arrol Johnston, Beardmore, Belsize, Calcott, Calthorpe, Crossley, Delage, Hammond, Hodgekiss, Horstmann, Humber, Hupmobile, Overland, Rover, Singer, Sunbeam, Swift, Vauxhall and Wolseley.

By 1937 H H Timberlake had 3 car showrooms with space for about 250 cars.  In addition they had  another showroom big enough for 100 motorbikes.  Employing over 50 men, the firm also had workshops and parking.
H H Timberlake Ltd MG dealership advert from 1934
H H Timberlake Ltd MG dealership advert from 1934

H H Timberlake advert from Motor 05 September 1956
H H Timberlake advert from Motor 05 September 1956

H H Timberlake - Standard Vanguard advert from 1956
H H Timberlake - Standard Vanguard III advert from 1956
The 12tht to 16th December 1960 saw a week long Show and Service Week promotion by the firm at their Libary Street, Wigan premises assisted by staff from Standard Triumph HQ.

Mr H H Timberlake

Mr Timberlake was a very active businessman involved in many different firms.  He acted as a director of several motor car related companies elsewhere in England.

Land Rover dealer

Timberlakes sold Land Rovers.  This advertisment is from a Wigan local newspaper and dates from 1966.

Old shop front

old H H Timberlake shop front
old H H Timberlake shop front
An old H H Timberlake shop front was revealed when a successor business on the site ceased trading and the premises were made available to let.

Associated business

H H Timberlake Limited are listed in the Hattons (Southport) Limited company accounts for year to 30 September 1975 as a subsidiary.  There are 5 other companies: Hattons (St Helens) Limited, Hattons (Burnley) Limited, Hattons (Wigan) Limited, Dentons Green Garage Limited, Whitesides (Southport) Limited.

Triumph car dealers in Wigan

I have extracted this information from my collection of Triumph car dealer directories.  Did the Wigan area really not have an Austin Rover dealer in 1988 or 1991?

April 1951:
H H Timberlake Limited, Library Street, Wigan. 

1955: H H Timberlake Limited as area dealer

1959, August 1961:
H H Timberlake Limited as area dealer
M & H Motors, Round House Garage, Whelley.

Feb 1965
H H Timberlake Limited as area dealer

September 1968
Cherry Croft Garage, Wigan Lane
K & M Liptrot (Garswood) Ltd, Garswood Garge, Garswood
H H Timberlake Limited, Library Street, Wigan. 

March 1972
H H Timberlake Limited, Wallgate, Wigan
Cherry Croft Garage, Wigan Lane

March 1974
H H Timberlake Limited, Wallgate, WN3 4EE, Wigan
Cherry Croft Garage, 49 Wigan Lane, WN1 2LF

May 1975
H H Timberlake Limited, Wallgate, WN3 4EE, Wigan

March 1988
no AustinRover dealer?

May 1991
no Rover group dealer?

Plea for more information

If you have any more information or recollections about H H Timberlake Limited of Wigan please get in touch. I would like to see any photos you may have. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:Timberlakes LandRover advert1966 fromWiganWorld; H H Timberlake Limited, Library Street, Wigan in 1937 fromWiganWorld; H H Timberlake - Standard Vanguard III advert from 1956 from Historyworld website; old H H Timberlake shop front from photobucket;

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