Sometimes it’s nice to break with tradition a little and have a bit of fun. Charlotte is perfect for this – whether you use her as the main car, second car, or to make sure the groom and best man arrive on time, she’s sure to generate a crowd.

What Makes Charlotte Special?

Fun, exciting and unique wedding car

Great to get the groom there on time!

Guaranteed head-turner

Performs excellently in the warmer months

Jaguar XJ on stanby if it rains

A Convertable Wedding Car? in England?

Yes, as Charlotte is a convertable it is only possible for her to operate during warmer times of the year.

Of course we are all hoping for wonderful weather on your big day, but just in case, we always reserve a Jaguar XJ whenever Charlotte is booked out. This gives us the option to swap right up until the last minute.

We have recently replaced all of her carpets and made some modifications to enable simpler access to the back and more space during the journey. Take a look at the photos to give you an idea, and be sure to check Charlotte’s availability – we love driving her with the roof down!

Charlotte’s History

The Triumph Roadster was the first vehicle made post-war by the Standard Motor Company after their acquisition of the respected Triumph name. It was manufactured between 1946 and 1949 which means ours was one of the last ones made.

It’s design went back to the classic tourers of the 30’s, even to the extent of featuring the ‘dickey-seats’, whereby 2 extra passengers could sit on seats in the boot! On this car these unique seats even had their own windscreen.

Though not a sports car the Triumph was acceptably fast in its day, managing a top speed of around 80 miles per hour.

The Triumph Roadster gained its notoriety as the daily transport for John Nettles the Jersey based detective in the ‘Bergerac’ television series. We were very fortunate to be invited to take the car to an interview involving John Nettles.

Most of the bodywork is clad in an aluminium alloy that was originally produced for aircraft construction in the Second World War, over an ash frame. The front wings are manufactured from steel which was in short supply in those days.

At the end of its production run over 4000 of these cars were built and it is estimated that around 250 survive on the road in the world with many others surviving in various states of repair.

We are active members of the Triumph Roadster Club and attend various club functions, which has included representing the club at the National Restoration Show and driving at Brooklands’ Double Twelve event.