Design work for the 2000 Roadster began in 1944 following Standard Motor Company’s wartime purchase of Triumph, with the objective of producing a saloon and sports roadster using a common engine, gearbox and similar running gear. With a shortage of post-war sheet steel, the main body panels were of aluminum alloy.
The Roadster became widely known to the European public due to “Bergerac” television series, where this model was detective Bergerac’s private car. The series gained such popularity that people called the car as the “Triumph Bergerac”!
This specific car was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain.
Built year: 1949
Engine type / cc: “Vanguard”4 in line / 2,088cc
Engine output: 68bhp / 4,200rpm
Top speed: 124 km/h
Number produced: 2,000 approx.