• Short Summary

    THE TRIUMPH 2000 -- A NEW BRITISH CAR DESIGNED, SAY THE MAKERS, FOR THE MAN WHO WANTS MORE THAN BREAD ALONE BUT CAN'T AFFORD CAVIAR.

  • Description

    THE TRIUMPH 2000 -- A NEW BRITISH CAR DESIGNED, SAY THE MAKERS, FOR THE MAN WHO WANTS MORE THAN BREAD ALONE BUT CAN'T AFFORD CAVIAR. BASICALLY, IT'S A FOUR-DOOR FIVE-SEATER SALOON OF MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION. BUT THE STYLING, BY TURIN DESIGNER GIOVANNI MICHELOTTI, GIVES THE 2000 THAT EXTRA SOMETHING -- A LOW BONNET LINE WITH REAR END CUT OFF SHARPLY, FOLLOWING MODERN SPORTS CAR PRACTICE. TWIN HEADLAMPS ADD A DISTINCTIVE TOUCH.

    A SIX-CYLINDER 1988 CC. ENGINE, FITTED WITH TWIN STROMBERG CARBURETTORS, PRODUCES A TOP SPEED OF 95 M.P.H. (153 KPH) WITH SMOOTH CRUISING IN THE EIGHTIES. ACCELERATION FIGURES ARE 0-50 MPH (0-80 KPH) IN 10.9 SECS AND TO 60 MPH (96 KPH) IN 14.6 SECS. THE SPORTS-TYPE GEAR LEVER, SHORT AND FITTED ON THE FLOOR, CONTROLS A FOUR-SPEED SYNCHROMESH BOX.

    TRIUMPH SAY THE 2000 IS THE FIRST BRITISH CAR IN ITS CLASS TO HAVE INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION ON ALL FOUR WHEELS. ALL BRAKING IS SERVO-ASSISTED, AND THE TURNING CIRCLE IS ONLY 31 FT (9 METRES).

    BOTH FRONT SEATS ARE FULLY RECLINING; OPERATED BY A SIMPLE LEVER AT THEIR SIDE. A BLACK TRIM AND WALNUT FACIA PANEL IS BACKED UP BY DEEP SAFETY PADDING AND FEATURES NEW QUICK-ACTION TUMBLER SWITCHES FOR LIGHTS, WINDSCREEN WASHERS AND WINDSCREEN WIPERS. THE HEATER/DEMISTER IS A STANDARD FITTING. FOR LUGGAGE, THE 13 CU.FT. BOOT IS FULLY CARPETED AND ILLUMINATED.

    SELLING IN BRITAIN AT GBP1094 (INCLUDING PURCHASE TAX OF GBP189), THE TRIUMPH 2000 MAKES ITS DEBUT ON TUESDAY (OCT 15) AT A SPECIAL PRESS PREVIEW TO THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW, WHICH OPENS THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9C3UKZ8HXQ510AXK3TUOYUO06
    Media URN:
    VLVA9C3UKZ8HXQ510AXK3TUOYUO06
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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