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Harv Goranson
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Just in this month is a resin model of the Triumph Roadster, introduced in 1946. In 1948 the engine was upped from 1800cc to 2000cc, and in 1949 production ended. About 4500 were made. Kess makes three versions but I wanted the one with the rear seat opened up. This may be the last production car made with a dickey (rumble) seat ('57 T-Bird birdnest doesn't count).

Kess KE43057000 Triumph Roadster1948 pic1
Kess KE43057000 Triumph Roadster1948 pic2

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John Merritt
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That's really cute. I've not seen this model before.

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John Quilter
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These are seen from time to time at our car meets.   Quite unique.  Funny, it was made at the same time as the Renown and Mayflower which were the dead opposite of the big rounded curves of the Triumph 2000,

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Jack Dodds
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Posted by: @jcarnutz

That's really cute. I've not seen this model before.

John; Lansdowne did this one around 2003 or so I recall.  A special was also done for the BCC in the UK.


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Karl Schnelle
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Lansdowne's are in their archive but no good shots of the dickey seat.  Wonder how they did the rear windows? 

https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/hobbydb/catalog_items?filters%5Btype_id%5D=3&variant_definition_id=87321

That Kess is very nice though!

 


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Keko Romero
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Very nice model and you made the best choice among 3 versions. Very tempting to me.

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Harv Goranson
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I saw this one in 2019.

Triumph Roadster

 


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David Green
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Here is one in Ontario, Canada along with what the 'Dickie' seat looked like. Thanks for sharing the Kess Triumph, Harv. I must add this one to my collection.

This car is special to me. For 5 years to 1952, before I emigrated to Canada, I went to Rishworth School, a boarding school in Yorkshire. Lots of holidays but we were only allowed a visit from parents once per term. My best friend's parents had a Triumph Roadster 2000. On their visits I joined John, my friend in the 'Dickie' seat travelling for several hours over the Yorkshire Dales. We did this three times a year for several years and the trips were always memorable. John got to reciprocate with my parents when they visited. 

 

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Steve Williams
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Here are some shots of the Lansdowne which has been overlooked in the display for years until being reminded of it after seeing Harv's thread. It was a really cool looking model, so I bought it in 2007, and what a surprise when I saw the glass over the boot and then figured out what it was for. That turned out to be the brilliant feature of that cool looking car.

There she is hiding out next to a building.

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A nice view

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Whoa! What's that above the boot?

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Interior view

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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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Larry kemling
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Incredibly neat and interesting roadster, and a lovely model as well….


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Bob Jackman
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Well Harv you sold me and I have one on the way. A friend has a 1/1 in cream like the one you saw and it truly is an innovative design.


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