The Friends of Steve McQueen Show brings out all kinds fun and unusual vehicles…
FSM14-DSC_0170r
and this 1947 Triumph Roadster has such a fun story we had to share it with you.
FSM14-DSC_0178r
These Triumphs were mainly aluminum do to steel shortages after World War II in England. They used aluminum from the Mosquito combat plane to form the body. An interesting fact about this particular car is that the front fenders are steel.
FSM14-DSC_0172r
FSM14-DSC_0173r
That is not an optical illusion, the steering wheel is on the right hand side.
FSM14-DSC_0180r
FSM14-DSC_0181r
FSM14-DSC_0174r
A Dickey Seat (Rumble Seat) was hidden in the back and everything folded away when not in use, a pretty cool feature.
FSM14-DSC_0183r
This particular car has a fun back story. The previous owner was the inventor of the can spray nozzle, kind of a fun fact, because of how much that is used in our everyday lives.
FSM14-DSC_0184r
FSM14-DSC_0175r
Here you get a really good look at the rumble seat, which has a built in windshield, one of the only cars to every do that.

Look for more from The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show.

No Responses

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: