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Triumph Die Cast Models 1:18


The Triumph Motor Company was a British car and motor manufacturing company. The marque had its origins in 1885 as company importing bicycles from Europe and selling them with his own trade-name in London and since 1889 producing their own bicycles.

In 1902 it began producing Triumph motor cycles. At first these used engines purchased from another company, but the business prospered and they soon started making their own engines. In 1921the company started producing a car named Triumph 10/20. Because of financial problems the Triumph bicycle and motorcycle businesses were sold in 1936. Triumph Motor Company had been supplying engines to Jaguar and its predecessor company since 1938.

Since 1939 Triumph Motor Company changed several times ownership. The company works were completely destroyed by bombing in 1940. Further mergers resulted in the formation of British Leyland Motor Corporation in 1968 where the Triumph marque belonged in the Specialist Division Rover Triumph, later Jaguar Rover Triumph and Leyland Cars.

The last Triumph model was the Acclaim which was introduced in 1981 and was essentially a rebadged Honda Ballade. The Triumph name disappeared in 1984, when the Acclaim was replaced by the Rover 200.

The Triumph name has been retained by BMW in 1994 along with Riley, and Mini.
1975 - TR7 / TR8
1969 - TR6
1950 - TR1 / TR2
1962 - Spitfire MkI / Mk2