Triumph Car History (Triumph 10/20 cars models)

The History Of The Triumph Classic Cars with Triumph 10/20 cars models (Triumph Cars Models)

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This was the first Triumph automobile and was named the 10/20 for the Royal Automobile Club's taxation class of 10 horsepower rating and its actual output of 20 brake horsepower. The design was principally by Arthur Alderson assisted by Alan Lea and Arthur Sykes who were employed by Lea-Francis and Triumph paid them a royalty on every car made.

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It was powered by a 1,393 cc (1.4L) 4 cylinder side valve engine designed by Harry Ricardo and fitted with a single updraught Zenith carburettor. The engine produced 23.5 brake horsepower (17.5 kW) at 3000 rpm giving the car a top speed of 52 mph (84 km/h) and economy of 40 miles per imperial gallon (7.1 L/100 km; 33 mpg-US). The four speed gearbox was mounted centrally and coupled to the engine by a short drive shaft.

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This little two seater was the first Triumph production model and sold for £430. A rather high price which relied on their reputation for quality and workmanship. Lucas lighting was fitted, but it still had to acquire front brakes. This is the oldest surviving Triumph car being representative of the first year of car production. Owner Jim Kinghan.