1948 Triumph Roadster 1800

Lot: 136

Sold for (£): 14,850
Offered for sale is a 1.8L 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 90 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A beautiful 1948 Triumph Roadster. First registered in Birmingham in 1948, this well cared for curvaceous, aluminium bodied classic car is presented in stunning Triumph Damson Red and was repainted this year.

Recently benefiting from an engine rebuild in May, 2015 including cylinder head skimmed, valves and head re-machined, new piston rings, the bores honed, crank machined, new main and big end bearings fitted, new timing chain, all new gaskets, carb rebuild, new plugs and filter fitted, and the gearbox was taken out and checked. A new clutch assembly and withdrawal race were fitted, the brakes fully refurbished with new wheel cylinders, new Flexi hoses, master cylinder rebuilt, new linings and the servo was tested. To complete the car's mechanical rejuvenation a new battery was installed, stainless steel exhaust fitted and a new petrol tank fabricated and fitted.Five new Pirellis were added in 2014

This 1948 Roadster had a full a body off restoration in the 1970s(believed to be 1975) when it was taken back to its chassis, and importantly all the timber was replaced. There is a detailed photographic record of the restoration accompanying the car.

Owned and well maintained by a classic car enthusiast and collector for some 4 years, this car is supplied with a fascinating history file, which includes a receipt from Don Trimmings of Birmingham, dated 17/4/1973 for a new hood for the lavish sum of £13.43. All potential purchasers will be pleased to know that the original owners handbook is also present. 

A lovely and cared for example of a classic British post-war roadster. Viewing highly recommended.

Lot Details

Registration: HON359 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1948 Engine size: 1.8L
Make: Triumph Odometer reading (miles):
Model: 1800 Roadster MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: TRD1704

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 90 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Repainted in 2015.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Clean and tidy.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


22 miles since engine rebuild.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Brand new clutch and gearbox checked, in 2015. 

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Brakes rebuilt in 2014, has Servo brakes. 5 brand new Radial tyres fitted in 2014. 


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


History file included, including photos of restoration, original owners hand book is present. In the glove box there are lots of plaques for the car. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history