TRIANG and their real world equivalents
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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #16

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The shape of the car Jan presented is more a Park Ward-ish design as it conforms with many of their productions. Especially the rear quarter section. Mulliner's designs were a bit more semi knife edged. Being 1938 it will probably not be a Phantom II, they were phased out in 1936. And PII's  were so much bigger. It looks more like a late 20/25 or 25/30 model.





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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #17

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You may be right although I thought the skirted front guards and the squared off rear guards made it earlier than 1936



Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #18

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1948 Buick Super Eight











Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #19

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Triang Spot On Royal Rolls Royce:






One of the most cherished Spot On models, which often fetches high prices at auction. This model is based on the Rolls Royce Phantom V Park Ward of which 2 were built for Queen Elisabeth II. A third high roofed model based on the Phantom VI was presented to the Queen as a gift from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, celebrating QERII's silver jubilee (25 years on the throne) in February 1977.


When the queen paid a visit to Italy, also scheduled to meet the pope in 1980, one of the high roofed Phantoms was driven to Italy in advance to be there when the queen would arrive by plane.


Accompanied by Italian police (carabinieri) Alfa Romeo's they speeded over the Autostrada at 100 mph., when all of a sudden the perspex rear window was blown out of its seals, flew into the air, to crash by the way side, narrowly missing the following police vehicle. The cause of this incident was attributed to the fact that the chauffeur had opened one of the front windows and inrush of air at the speed they were doing put so much pressure on the rear window that it popped out. In stead the queen visited the pope with the black dome cover in position.






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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #20

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Interesting story. thanks
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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #21

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Nobleco wrote:
Interesting story. thanks
   


 


 


Thanks also Jim.


Another interesting thing about these cars is the fact that the front and rear bumpers are detachable. This was necessary in order to get them into the garage on board the royal yacht Britannia, which was such a tight fit.


After taking off the bumpers, the car was driven on a hoist, then onto a barge, the barge travels to the yacht, it is hoisted aboard and slid sideways into the garage. When disembarked the bumpers are put back again.





 

















The Royal Yacht Britannia has been decommissioned in 1997. The maintenance bill and or any replacement was so expensive that funding for the Royal List (payments to the Crown) was disapproved. During the ceremony the Queen shed some tears, that was the first time anyone saw the Queen crying in public, which gave her a lot of negative press as she did not show any kind of emotion during the death of Princess Diana.
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Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #22

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Thanks for that Ecclesey, interesting stuff about the way the Royal Rollers were transported.

Re: TRIANG and their real world equivalents 3 years, 5 months ago #23

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Spot On #102 Bentley Saloon








That Triang decided to produce this Bentley S1 model is just amazing and deserves a lot of praise . A Mulliner Bentley S1 Sports Saloon (not a Continental as is often advertised).


A very rare and fully coach built (which took a year to finish) ultra lightweight aluminum construction of which only 26 were produced. Even more rare is the Rolls Royce version; a mere 4 left the Mulliner premises.  Much more (66%) expensive than a standard steel Bentley S1 and worth a small fortune today.











The restoration of this example costing over 250.000 USD.



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