THREE CARS IN ONE
OLYMPIA 1932 shows that the popularity of the closed car has suffered a distinct set-back in favour of the open car and the convertible coupe.. One of the most ingenious designs we have seen is the Trinity Special, which as the name implies has three different body styles in one.
As a coupf.c., the Trinity follows normal lines and has a fabric head agreeably curved by means of coachwork panels in the rear, and a single wide door on either side, with winding windows. To open up the car two catches are released and the rear panel swings back from the bottom, revealing a large boot. The top is released from the windscreen in the usual way, and the whole structure Including the hood-sticks swings back into the boot. The rear panel is then lowered back into position. The whole operation takes less time
than folding down and securing the hood of an open car, and the appear
ance of the car is enhanced by the absence of hood-sticks and other visible fittings. The third stage, that of converting the four seater into a two seater, is equally simple, the back squab of the rear seat lifting into a horizontal position and fitting flush with the
top line of the body. The back of the squab is a panel painted to match the rest of the body, and forms a flat deck behind the front seat.
The car is upholstered in furniture hide, with pneumatic seats, and the inferior is well appointed. The glass windows can be raised when the top is lowered, so that one can enjoy the fresh air of a fine winter’s day without the necessity of wearing enormous overcoats and scarves.
The body is at present available on the B.S.A. 9 h.p. costing £215, on the Hornet Special at £289 and will shortly be seen on the M.8 Midget and Magna chassis.
Trinity bodies can also be fitted to all the Riley range.
The makers’ address is Meredith Coachcraft Ltd., 264, Broad Street, Birmingham.