Post-war, Triumph had become moribund when, in 1945, their Coventry neighbour Standard purchased them to utilize their prewar reputation for fine sporting and luxury cars. Standard-Triumph, as they later became, launched the TR2 in 1953 to immediate sales and motorsport success.
Subsequent TR models evolved until the last ‘separate-chassis’ TR6, was produced in 1976. The smaller 1962 Herald-based Spitfire emulated that success until production ceased in 1980, while the beautiful 1970 Stag was a car with the panache and performance needed to succeed in the luxury GT market. These models reflect the three families of sporting car emerging from Triumph’s Canley factory during an era when the company were triumphant on road and track.