There is something about old cars that makes them simply irresistible. They have the power to make you feel nostalgic and, despite being quite rough around the edges, they continue to stand the test of time by managing to find a place in the hearts of younger generations. Some of Triumph Motor Company’s most iconic automobiles also possess this rare ability and that is probably why this car brand is seen in numerous films. The most popular Triumph car models on the silver screen, however, are:
- Triumph TR3A
- Triumph Herald
- Triumph TR4A
- Triumph TR6
- Triumph Spitfire
- Triumph Stag
James Bond’s Stag
One of the most famous Triumph Stags was driven by James Bond himself. Actor Sean Connery sat behind the feel of this V8 ride in 007’s film Diamonds Are Forever. In the movie, Bond steals the car and take a trip around the streets of Amsterdam. After the film was shot, the vehicle spent some time in a museum and it was later auctioned.
A bridge between Britain and Italy
Triumph TR3 has been used in various film production, including in the 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch. But the car’s most memorable appearance was in the Italian movie La Dolce Vita. Although the film was released more than five decades ago, the automobile that was shown in it was recently rediscovered and it is currently being renovated.
Modern-day film career of Triumph cars
Most of the big screen appearances of Triumph cars took place in the 1960s and the 1970s. However, the brand has made a comeback and can now be seen in a number of new movie productions. In Marvel’s 2015 Ant-Man, for instance, the character of Hank Pym played by Michael Douglas drives of a 1972 Triumph Spitfire Mk IV. Actress Emily Browning, on the other hand, gets to sit behind the wheel of a 1967 Spitfire Mk III in the film Legends which also premiered in 2015.