Classic Car Catalogue

Triumph 1940

Twelve
Dolomite

Great Britain

Triumph Twelve was introduced in 1939 at £285 and differs from the better-known Dolomites mainly in having more conventional front end styling and pressed steel wheels. The engine is an 11.8 HP 1496-cc (69 x 100 mm) and Triumph's 1767-cc engine is offered as optional. Wheelbase is 9 ft, tyre size 5.00-17. In 1940 the price is £313 10s. Total production of Twelves was probably well under 50.
Triumph Dolomite range comprises 13.95 HP 1767-cc Four (9 ft wb) and 15.7 HP 1991-cc Six (9 ft 8 in wb) models. All has 100-mm stroke, but cylinder bores are 75 and 65 mm respectively. They are carry-overs from 1939, with detail modifications.

Triumph is in severe financial trouble and eventually went into liquidation. The Sheffield steel firm of Thomas W. Ward Ltd purchased the company from the Receiver in the autumn of 1939. A number of cars still in stock were disposed of by Wards, who also sold the various Coventry premises. The Gloria Works at Holbrooks Lane, for example, were bought by the Secretary of State for Air in February 1940.

 

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