THE TRIUMPH “SOUTHERN CROSS” FOR 1933.
NO new sports models are announced for 1933 by the Triumph Motor Company, Ltd., of Coventry, but attention has been concentrated on improving the equipment of their models so that everything the enthusiastic owner can possibly require is already fitted to the car when he takes delivery.
At the luncheon organised by the Triumph Company at Coventry on August 25th, for the introduction of their 1933 range we had the opportunity of examining the model which will interest MOTOR SPORT readers more than any other, the ” Southern Cross” sports four seater. The engine is a four cylinder, on the same lines as the Super Nine, but the bore has been increased slightly to 63 x 90
mm., giving acapacity of 1,122 c.c., and an annual tax of 410. The engine is rated at 9.8 h.p., and is a neat unit with push rod operated overhead inlet and side exhaust valves. The crankshaft runs in three bearings, and the engine is mounted on four rubber block bearers. A ” selfstarting ” carburettor is supplied by an electric fuel pump from the rear tank, and coil and battery ignition is used. A four speed gear box is fitted with a silent third. Brakes, in accordance with the usual Triumph practice, are Lockheed hydraulic for the foot brake, while the hand lever operates on a drum in the transmission system.
The steering is full worm and wheel, and a single dry plate clutch is used.
The equipment of the “Southern Cross’ is extraordinarily complete, and includes a central jacking system, one of those ideas which in our estimation will become universal in the near future. In keepinglwith the smart appearance of the car an Ashby ” Brooklands ” spring spoked steering wheel is fitted, and a speedometer and rev, counter each with a large dial.
Summing up, the 1933 Triumph “Southern Cross” is a most attractive sports car, being a really sturdy machine which should keep its tune for an unlimited time, and be ideal for anyone who wants a car capable of putting in a little trials work occasionally. The price is £225.
INTERNATIONAL FIXTURES-1932 SEPTEMBER.
4th. Czecho-Slovakia-Course MasarYk
Hungary-Course de Cole de Budapest.
Italy-Grend Premio of Monza.
Portugal-Grand Prix du Portugal.
Czecho-Slovakia-Course de Cote d’Elbe Litomerice.
Great Britain-B.R.D.C. 500 Miles Race.
Austria-Course de Cote du Semmering.
.Spain–Gran Premio of Spain.
Italy-Circuit et records de Creator’s.
.Roumania-Course de Cwe de Feleac.
2nd. Italy-Coupe du Sud. I 3rd. Course de Cote du Zirlerberg.