1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon  Chassis no. 31847 Engine no. 20112

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1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon
Registration no. RV 3332 Chassis no. 31847 Engine no. 20112

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 6,900) inc. premium
1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon
Registration no. RV 3332
Chassis no. 31847
Engine no. 20112

Footnotes

  • The Autocar magazine described Triumph's 1931 range as 'expensive large cars in miniature', accurately summarising the Coventry firm's policy of offering something a cut above the average. Smallest of the two models available was the 832cc Super Seven, which had been first introduced in 1927. At the 1932 Motor Show Triumph introduced the Super Eight, which deployed the 832cc sidevalve engine in a larger chassis able to carry roomier coachwork. The model was last produced in 1934. Although contesting the same market sector as the Austin Seven, the Triumph Super Seven/Eight was far better equipped, commensurately more expensive and produced in much smaller volumes, the 17,000-or-so sold being a mere fraction of the total achieved by its Birmingham-built rival.
    One of only eight survivors known to the Pre-1940 Triumph Owners Club, of which only four are roadworthy, this outstandingly original Super Eight was sold new via United Services Garage, Portsmouth on 11th April 1933. The car saw little use during its early years and was placed in storage in Norfolk for the duration of WW2. Rediscovered in 1959 by George Sanders, of Banham, Norfolk, the little Triumph was re-commissioned and used daily before passing via two further owners to John Taylor, of Benson, Oxfordshire in January 1974. The car was again laid up until purchased in October 1998 by the current vendor, who carefully re-commissioned it, fitting new tyres, brakes, brake cylinders, battery and fuel pump while preserving its originality wherever possible. In addition, the engine was flushed of oil and the gearbox and rear axle cleaned out. The result is a wonderfully preserved 'time warp' car, totally original and unmolested.
    A recent test-drive demonstrated that 'RV 3332' runs well and is capable of 40mph cruising. The three-speed gearbox is easy to use, the electrics charge well and there is good oil pressure. This rare pre-war Triumph light car is offered with old-style logbook, petrol ration book, Triumph maintenance manual (copy), Autocar road test (copy), sundry invoices, MoT/tax to 2012 and Swansea V5.
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1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon  Chassis no. 31847 Engine no. 20112
1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon  Chassis no. 31847 Engine no. 20112
1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon  Chassis no. 31847 Engine no. 20112
1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon  Chassis no. 31847 Engine no. 20112
1933 Triumph Super Eight Saloon  Chassis no. 31847 Engine no. 20112
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