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Jim Bow
06-07-2016, 11:33 PM
I was watching Father Brown and saw a car I couldn't identify, so I went to the Internet Movie Car Database (imcdb.org) and discovered it was a Triumph 2000
http://www.imcdb.org/i877330.jpg

Reynard38
06-08-2016, 05:46 AM
Can't say I've heard of that one before.

Zane Lewis
06-08-2016, 06:10 AM
Looks nothing like what I remember a triumph 2000 looking like. The 60's and 70's come to mind with the small 2 and 2.5 ltr straight 6 cyl.

PeterSibley
06-08-2016, 06:34 AM
Looks nothing like what I remember a triumph 2000 looking like. The 60's and 70's come to mind with the small 2 and 2.5 ltr straight 6 cyl.

Yep Dad had a 67 2000 but the one above is more likely 1952.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Renown

Paul Pless
06-08-2016, 06:43 AM
Car database here's a pretty good one, somewhat difficult to search though, especially if one has characteristics of attention deficit disorder ;)

link (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?166872-Vintage-sports-and-racing-cars-pictures&highlight=)

miketaylor
06-08-2016, 08:03 AM
I was watching Father Brown and saw a car I couldn't identify, so I went to the Internet Movie Car Database (imcdb.org) and discovered it was a Triumph 2000
http://www.imcdb.org/i877330.jpg

Triumph ROADSTER, man, a Triumph Roadster. Neither a Renown nor a 2000, both of which it predates by some margin.

Mike

Jim Bow
06-08-2016, 01:18 PM
The show takes place in the early 50s

John B
06-08-2016, 03:06 PM
Bergerac, detective tv series, drove one. ( or close) I've seen one here, 'orrible thing.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01737/bergerac_1737530i.jpg

bahma
06-08-2016, 04:13 PM
The Father Brown Triumph was known as the Triumph Roadster......which predated the Triumph TR series. A friend owned one which I drove frequently, ....was heavy and under powered tank of a car.

I owned a Triumph 2000, actually the first to arrive in the Bahamas about 1965 or 6....a dreadfully car.... heavy, unwieldy. .....the exhaust manifold was leaking and the screen wipers failed within the first month......the distributer took it from me, for I was destroying their sales with my disparaging comments

They swapped it for the first Ford Mustang to arrive in Nassau.....beautiful white fast back......different car altogether.

Jim Bow
06-08-2016, 04:26 PM
OK folks, one of my former supervisors used to boast that he once owned the only Jowett Jupiter in the state of Washington.

Anyone here have a connection to a Jowett?

PeterSibley
06-08-2016, 05:02 PM
The Father Brown Triumph was known as the Triumph Roadster......which predated the Triumph TR series. A friend owned one which I drove frequently, ....was heavy and under powered tank of a car.

I owned a Triumph 2000, actually the first to arrive in the Bahamas about 1965 or 6....a dreadfully car.... heavy, unwieldy. .....the exhaust manifold was leaking and the screen wipers failed within the first month......the distributer took it from me, for I was destroying their sales with my disparaging comments

They swapped it for the first Ford Mustang to arrive in Nassau.....beautiful white fast back......different car altogether.

I think you must have had a bad one. Dad's 2000 was an excellent car, no real faults at all and very reliable.

John B
06-08-2016, 05:15 PM
OK folks, one of my former supervisors used to boast that he once owned the only Jowett Jupiter in the state of Washington.

Anyone here have a connection to a Jowett?

The sort of car you walk past making a warding sign. I see them at a local car show I go to most years.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/cars%203/20160207_111212.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/Waione_photos/media/cars%203/20160207_111212.jpg.html)

John B
06-08-2016, 05:46 PM
and it gets funnier..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooDjbwMV2rA