Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293

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Lot 561
Property of a deceased's estate
1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer

Sold for £ 46,000 (US$ 57,839) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer
Registration no. ATR470
Chassis no. G6293
*Landmark Triumph sporting car
*Developed by Donald Healey
*Fully restored less than 100 miles ago
*Eligible for VSCC and Pre-1940 events

Footnotes

  • Developed by the great Donald Healey, the Gloria, more than any other model, established Triumph's reputation as a builder of fine sporting cars; taking its name – it is said – from one of Selfridge's fashion models, who was photographed with the cars for publicity purposes. Standard-Triumph's managing director, Colonel Claude Holbrook, wanted to move the company away from the small cars that had underpinned its success in the 1920s, aiming to take a slice of the medium-size sporting-car market dominated by Riley. Indeed, ex-Riley employees would be instrumental in the Gloria project, designer Charles Ridley having been recruited from them, as was Donald Healey. Healey was quoted as saying; 'I was attracted by the Gloria project, which seemed better than Riley's own Nine... My first job was cleaning up the Gloria range, which was just about ready for production'.

    Introduced in 1933, the Gloria employed a conventional cruciform-braced chassis, under-slung at the rear and equipped with all-round 12" hydraulic brakes, on which was mounted low, streamlined coachwork of an elegance not previously associated with the marque. According to Holbrook, the Gloria was 'built to an idea... modern in conception, revealing lines that never before been achieved'. And few would deny that, once it had been 'cleaned up' by Healey, the Gloria was indeed most handsome.

    The four- and six-cylinder IOE engines were built by Triumph to designs by Coventry Climax, who supplied the raw castings, while the four-speed synchromesh gearbox and spiral bevel rear axle were supplied by ENV. As seen here, the 15.7hp (1,991cc) Gloria Six on Solex twin carburettors produced 55bhp, which was good enough for a top speed of around 70mph. Introduced in 1934 for the 1935 season, the 15.7hp Six was one of the Gloria's final variations, incorporating many additional refinements to the chassis and running gear.

    Healey had won the 1931 Monte Carlo Rally for Invicta and had driven a Triumph Seven saloon in the 1930 event, so it can have surprised no one when this gruelling test of endurance was chosen to publicise the new car. Two Southern Cross-based works specials were prepared for the 1934 Monte while there were five other 'works' entries including the Gloria model, one of which finished 10th in class.

    This Gloria Six Speed Model Tourer is one of a mere seven produced in this specification, of which only two survivors are known to the Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club. It features Triumph's patented system of 'straight edge' or 'cut away' profile doors, whereby a hinged section could be swung down on the inside or erected for weather protection. The car also comes with full weather equipment in mohair (hood and side screens) and a matching tonneau cover.

    With the penultimate owner for 34 years, the car benefits from a total 'last nut and bolt' restoration undertaken by a marque specialist less than 100 miles ago. The huge history file contains sundry restoration invoices, MoT to August 2018, a V5C Registration Certificate, an original owner's manual, and a selection of delightful period photographs of 'ATR 470'.

    A wonderful opportunity to acquire a pre-war six-cylinder tourer in outstanding condition, eligible for a host of VSCC and Pre-1940 events.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this is a 12.9hp tourer not 15.7hp as catalogued.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
Property of a deceased's estate,1934 Triumph Gloria Six 15.7hp Speed Model Tourer  Chassis no. G6293
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