Triumph 2000: Defining the Sporting Saloon


Kevin Warrington


This book covers the full development of the Triumph 2000, from the early Vanguard model to the Mark 2 models. The author describes the revolutionary aspects of the engineering, such as the small capacity six cylinder engine and independent suspension as well as the iconic Michelotti design and quality cabin. The full evolution of the Mark 1 model is described, along with the troublesome petrol injection system, and also the introduction of the Mark 2 version which was to have considerable success as a rally car. The author also compares and contrasts the Triumph 2000 with its main British competitor, the Rover P6. The book ends with the takeover by British Leyland and its implications for Triumph.