The First Luxury 4×4 SUV – Meet The Ford Marmon-Herrington Super Deluxe 4×4

This original 1948 Ford Marmon-Herrington Super Deluxe 4×4 Station Wagon was almost certainly one of the world’s first luxury 4×4 SUVs, it was constructed by Marmon-Herrington using a factory-fresh Ford station wagon, with production starting all the way back in 1937 – two years before the outbreak of WW2.

The Second World War was responsible for introducing many servicemen to 4×4 vehicles and their capabilities. The most obvious was the Willys Jeep and its siblings, but there were a number of 4×4 vehicles including trucks built for the war effort that gave a taste of four-wheel driving to hundreds of thousands of young allied soldiers. Continue reading

927 HP – An Original Ex-Works Triumph TRS 24 Hours Of Le Mans Racer

The Triumph TRS was a special works-built racing version of the Triumph TR3, though it has to be said it shared little with the TR3 other than the chassis, and even that was significantly modified.

The two most important aspects of the TRS was the fibreglass body, and the advanced 20X “Sabrina” double overhead cam engine capable of 150 bhp in racing trim – a significant figure for a 2 litre engine at the time.

The Triumph competition department had long prided itself on competing with vehicles that were almost entirely unmodified road cars. Though in order to compete and achieve results at the 24 Hours Of Le Mans they knew they were going to need to create something more competitive than a stock TR3. Continue reading