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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:25 pm 
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Am sure if this is where I think it is, all buildings are gone now and a new built Kwik Fit tyres unit sits there now. I recall in the mid 70's onwards Taggarts (previous Fife Motor Co) became the local Triumph/BL agents and thats demolished now as well replaced by newly built Iceland and Aldi next to Dunfermline FC.
Checked this out with a mate in the car trade and its actually a hundred yards east of where I thought :oops: and is now Arnold Clark but the buildings in the picture have gone and is just an open area with second hand motors on display. Its at the junction of Halbeath Road and Linburn Road.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:44 pm 
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Browetts in Leicester are the subject of my most recent article about Triumph car dealers.

http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... ar_29.html

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This business used radio to keep in touch with its service fleet.

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:21 am 
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Triumph car dealers in Exeter feature in my latest blog post: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... os-of.html

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Motor Macs (Exeter) Ltd and Lock Bros of Exeter

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If you have any more information or recollections about these garages, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:38 pm 
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The Exeter post was number 18 in my series about Triumph car dealers since then I have done these.
Lambs Ltd of Woodford Green - Triumph Car dealers 19:
Patmore Bros Limited, Loughton Essex - Triumph Car dealers 19a
Newton Baker Ltd of Leicester - Triumph Car Dealers 17a
Wicliffe Motor Co Ltd of Stroud, Gloucester and Tewkesbury - Triumph Car Dealers 20

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My dealer directories cover the period from 1955 until 1974. I have not been able to find when Wicliffe Motor Co Ltd got the Triumph franchise can you help?

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Anybody know anything about this pickup?

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If you have any more information or recollections about these garages, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:51 am 
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How many Standard Triumph garages are still in family hands?

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:35 am 
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"Welcome to Guthrie Bros
Guthrie Bros are a family owned Ford dealer established in 1949 serving Angus, Aberdeenshire and beyond including the cities of Aberdeen & Dundee.

Our Dealership on Northesk Road, Montrose offers high levels of customer care and competitive pricing on a wide range of services including:"

I bought my first Dolomite from them as a trade car in 1979, it was an N plate 1850. At the time the current owner, Ian Guthrie, was an apprentice at the garage where my brother worked in Dundee, learning his craft.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:59 am 
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Thanks GTS290N.

Do you have any paperwork or photo related to Guthrie Bros you can share related to your Dolomite.

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:22 pm 
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Unfortunately not - I kept nothing of the car, and as it was a trade sale at almost 5 years old it didn't come with much. I do remember the paper receipt for £750 cash, but when the car was scrapped in 1983 I binned everything. :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:49 pm 
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I spotted this advert for the dealer where my car was first sold on internet.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:21 pm 
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Thank you a new dealer for me. That is an odd name. Looks as if the http://woottonbridgeiow.org.uk will not allow links to their images.

http://woottonbridgeiow.org.uk/advertis ... shatts.jpg

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:35 pm 
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P J Evans of Birmingham are the subject of my latest post: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... ph-car.html

They started selling Standard Triumph product in 1912. Has anybody got info and or images of their Redditch branch they can share with me.

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:51 pm 
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ImageRothwell & Milbourne, Malvern by Stephen Weblin, on Flickr

Rothwell & Milbourne Ltd of Malvern are featured in my latest post: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... iumph.html

Anybody got a photo of this garage with a Triumph in view?

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:13 pm 
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Try researching Service Motors, Leabrooks, Derbyshire.........

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:27 pm 
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Try researching Service Motors, Leabrooks, Derbyshire.........
why were they ever a Triumph dealer?

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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

blog http://vitessesteve.blogspot.com/ website http://www.vitessesteve.co.uk/

Newark UK based - studied class car restoration at Leeds City College

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:06 am 
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Thank you a new dealer for me. That is an odd name.
Sparshatts are still dealing in the south now they have 5 showrooms in hampshire mostly dealing in ex lease cars.

http://www.sparshattsgroup.co.uk/

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