The 4c Triumph T110 and sidecar joined the range in mid 1960. Like the 27c Cadillac the model was introduced before Lesney decided to limit the range to 75 models so the first Triumphs were cast with the number 78 on the base, these early issues are pre production models but as a few have been found I have included them in the variation table as they are unusal and not easliy spotted so more may turn up in the future.
The first regular production models had the number 78 covered by a raised panel with the number 4 cast in, they were also different to the pre production model as they had thin braces cast along the bottom of the brackets that held the motorcycle and the sidecar together.
The Triumph was painted metallic steel blue all over, It was fitted with intricate diecast 11m diameter wire wheels which were fitted with knobbly tread 16.5 X 36 black plastic tyres.
Soon the tyres were replaced by 16.5 x 72 finer tread tyres and later the sidecar mudguard was strengthened by the lengthening of the bracket which joined it to the sidecar which until now had been just at the upper edge of the mudguard.
The final issue had much wider braces cast into the bottom of the brackets that held the sidecar to the motorcycle.
There is one other very rare issue of the Triumph which came about because some Triumph castings were mistakenly mixed in with castings of the Harley Davidson motorcycle & sidecar, Not only were these Triumph castings painted in the Harley Davidson colour scheme of metallic copper but they were also fitted with Harley Davidson wire wheels with a 9.5mm diameter and Harley Davidson 16 x 72 tyres and also Harley Davidson axles which were 3.5mm longer than the regular Triumph axles, These are very rare but fakes are known to exist too.
The Triumph had a six year run until it was replaced by the 4d Dodge stake truck towards the end of 1966. It is none too common which is probably due to the delicate casting resulting in many of them being broken over the years, The model is very often found minus its handlebars and rough play can result in the motorcycle and sidecar going their seperate ways. It was packaged in 'B', 'C' and 'D' type boxes.
Updated: 21-08-11, A new variation has recently been discovered by forum members Shenk, Zbret and Tinman on which the front axle is held in place by a biff rivet rather than a standard axle pin, The thin braces on the underside of the sidecar tell us that it is a fairly early issue, I have added to the listing table at code 2.