[TR] Continental Kit

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Sat Jan 18 09:09:50 MST 2020


Bill Piggott [1]On the right is an original Triumph Sports Owners
Association badge. ... Continental touring kit Part number 502022.
(Later 505539) This was a kit of commonly used spares, designed for
journeys a long way from civilisation. Included were the ...

	-----------------------------------------From: "Tom Householder" 

To: "Don Hiscock"
Cc: "Triumphs"
Sent: Saturday January 18 2020 10:02:19AM
Subject: Re: [TR] Continental Kit

Although the Classified is a year after the cars entered California A
continental kit may have been the early source for ready available
parts. I know Cal Sales stripped new cars to have a parts inventory
early on 

On Jan 18, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Don Hiscock  wrote:
Resending second link to the detailed image.

On Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 7:56 AM Don Hiscock  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.

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.
Don1962 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  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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