Wednesday, March 19, 2014

5k: Panel Utility: 1959 Triumph TR-10

The Triumph Standard Ten was originally named for its tax horsepower, a number not based on a physical measurement of work per unit time, but based on an ancient formula for taxation based on cylinder bore and cylinder count.  The name was continued until the concept of tax horsepower was long obsolete but in the US market it was called the TR-10 and sold from 1957 to 1960.  Find this 1959 Triumph TR-10 for sale in San Diego, CA for $4,500 via craigslist.

The Triumph TR-10 was one of the first small British wagons (estates) to be equipped with rear passenger doors - most like the Hillman Husky and Ford Squire used a two door setup.

The TR-10 is powered by a  1.0 liter BMC inline-4 that puts out 40 horsepower, so expect a top speed of around 70 mph and decent fuel economy in the mid 30 mpg range.

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  1. You are confused re the engine - Standard-Triumph were never part of BMC - it's a Standard-built engine (948 cc Straight-4 ohv)

  2. Could this be the reason the UK has lost most of there car builders ?

  3. HA...the kid in the first pic is just glad the Triumph is going and not his already beloved roadster (Datsun?).


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