The lists and how to use them

The lists

How they are arranged.  The lists are in Triumph part number order, which won’t mean a lot to most people. My excuse is that they are based on my working stocklists, which logically have to be in  numerical order.  You will have no problem identifying the part numbers if you possess an original Triumph Parts Catalogue for your model.  These can frequently be found at autojumbles,  (swapmeets), or you can buy one of mine.  (click here for list.)

Alternatively, many of you will have a Rimmer’s or Moss catalogue,  which you will find useful for identifying part numbers.  Unless you’re into the front-wheel drive or Toledo models, which tend to get ignored by almost everyone except me…

I will try to maintain up-do-date lists on my website, but you can always obtain the latest version if you e-mail me stating which list(s) you require. I send them out as attachments in Excel 2003.


There are three main lists:

1/ Herald/Spitfire/Vitesse/GT6 (“TSSC list”)
2/ 2000/2.5PI/2500 (“2000 list”)
3/ Dolomite, Sprint, Toledo, 1500TC, 1300FWD, 1500FWD (“Dol List”)

The above are the models I concentrate on. In particular I have a wide range of parts for the 1300/1500 front-wheel drive cars, which tend to be neglected by most Triumph specialists.


Subsidiary lists:

4/ TR2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6. (“TR list”)
5/ TR7/8.  (“TR7 list”)
6/ Stag. (“Stag list”)
7/ Standard 8, 10, Vanguard, Atlas, etc. (“Standard list”)

I don’t claim to cater for the above cars, but in the course of  obtaining parts for the  other models, I have built up limited stocks of original parts for them. Normally I just take some boxes along to shows and let the TR and Stag people plunder them. Their reactions suggest that some of the parts are pretty rare! 

8/ Parts Catalogues/Workshop Manuals/Owner’s Handbooks. (“Manuals list”).

Triumph Parts Catalogues are the ideal tool for  interpreting my lists.  Mine have mostly come from garages, so their condition varies from “as new“ condition to “Yuk!”  A useable, complete  example will cost you from £7.00 upwards depending on the model. 


How to use the lists (see examples below from the 2000 list.)

The first column contains the Triumph part number of the item.

The second column gives the description of the part, and indicates (some of) the models it is fitted to.

The third column gives the unit price of the part in UK Pounds. Occasionally the price is “per set”, but if so this will be clearly stated on the list.

Part number                            Description                                               Price   



rear roof lamp 2000 estate/Herald estate   NLS      



 £   15.00

The abbreviation “NLS” is British Leyland jargon: “No longer supplied” meant the part was obsolete. Of course this now applies to 90% of original Triumph parts, but I have taken it to mean that a particular part cannot easily be sourced from other suppliers.

Cross-references.  Below are two examples of cross-references. The top item refers you from the 2000 list to the TSSC list. As you probably know, Triumph were great believers in standardisation, if you’ll excuse the pun. When designing new models they would never introduce a new part if they could use one that was already in stock. This made the supply of spare parts easier and kept production costs down. As the first list I drew up was for the TSSC models (Herald, Spitfire etc.) the other lists tend to refer to it rather than vice versa.

It is always a good idea to search all the lists if you cannot find the part you want.


Part number                            Description                                            Price   



crank pulley/damper mk.I  see TSSC list


 £        -  




lower ball joint see GSJ 130


 £        -  

The second cross-reference above concerns a superceded number: the part number 133588 has been changed to GSJ 130. The latter number is a Unipart one, which all begin with “G”.  In the middle to late ‘Seventies British Leyland/Triumph decided to use the Unipart numbers in preference to the original ones for many service parts. The later Parts Catalogues all use the Unipart numbers, hence the need for a cross-reference.

Searching the lists. There is a useful word search facility available on web pages in Internet Explorer.  If you pull down the “edit” menu you will see an option “find word on this page” or some such.  You can then enter the  word or number that you are looking for, and it will find it for you. So if you want to know whether I’ve got a “137617”, or a particular “badge” or “switch”,  just type the word in and see what comes up.  (NB Make sure you’re looking at the right list for your model)