[TR] Continental Kit

Don Hiscock don.hiscock at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 07:50:59 MST 2020

Resending second link to the detailed image.

On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 7:56 AM Don Hiscock <don.hiscock at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Standard-Triumph Continental Touring Kit was not, as some may first
> imagine who haven't heard of it before, a gaudy spare tire on the rear of
> the car.  It was a collection of "essential" spares that one could take
> along on a trip to the Continent away from the normal repair and parts
> network.
> It was a fiberboard box that could be returned for credit if not used, or
> I guess part credit if one needed to use bits from it.  There were various
> versions over time, and versions for different Standard-Triumph models.
> Here's an image of one of them (not for a TR), with the box contents and
> relevant model noted on its label.  The second image shows the contents
> list enlarged.
> https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cXWgbmL/0/0fa8cecf/O/i-cXWgbmL.jpg
> https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dmKVc3X/0/33e1d5b2/O/i-dmKVc3X.jpg
> There may be a photo of a TR3A kit around here someplace -- I know a guy
> who had one in Europe, but uncharacteristically he didn't want to share
> photos.  I'll keep looking.
> Don
> 1962 Triumph TR3B
> (which found its way into my hands in 1981 due to the efforts of the guy
> who started this thread!)
> On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 3:56 AM Tom Householder <trhouse at columbus.rr.com>
> wrote:
>> I ran across an old Jan 55 Classified that lists a “Continental Kit “ as
>> bits with the car. I seem to recall this was a collection of bits for
>> traveling. I can’t seem to find reference to it in my early catalog files.
>> There was a Continental Package in the Competition and Rally Catalog for
>> the TR3?????? any one know what this was?
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