Charlotte with bride - Photo by Just Shoot Me

Charlotte with bride - Photo by Just Shoot Me

Charlotte

Charlotte our classic Triumph Roadster really commands attention with her sweeping bonnet and large curvaceous wings.

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.

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!

Hang on, 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.

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Wedding car checklist

  • Fun, exciting and different for the warmer months
  • Great to get the groom there on time!
  • We keep a Jaguar XJ on standby in case it rains, for no extra cost.

Photos Back to top

  • A collection of three of our wedding cars.
  • Harriet and Catherine, setting the scene for a great photo. Photo by Just-Shoot-Me Photography - http://www.just-shoot-me.co.uk
  • Harriet, our white Vintage Citroen with our Triumph Roadster (Charlotte) Photo by Just-Shoot-Me Photography - http://www.just-shoot-me.co.uk
  • The magnificent Triumph Roadster grill makes a great foreground feature in this photo. Photo by Just-Shoot-Me Photography - http://www.just-shoot-me.co.uk
  • The wedding couple pose for photos next to our stunning Triumph Roadster. Photo by Just-Shoot-Me Photography - http://www.just-shoot-me.co.uk
  • Toastmaster Ken Chaproniere teaches Ray, one of our chauffeurs the art of Sabrage - uncorking the champagne with a big sword! Photo by Just-Shoot-Me Photography - http://www.just-shoot-me.co.uk
  • The polished bonnet and front grill of the Triumph Roadster are sure to dazzle your guests.
  • The new carpet and modified seat position in the back give far greater accessibility.
  • Our modifications to the back of the car mean that there is enough space to enjoy a comfortable journey.
  • Champagne (or a an alternate drink) is available on all bookings at at cost price.
  • Our Triumph Roadster is always well photographed wherever we take her!
  • Our wedding decorations are chosen to match your other arrangements on the day.
  • Our top priority is to make sure you can enjoy the cars on your special day.
  • We make sure that we arrive early get everyone to the venue on time
  • John Nettles (of Midsomer Murders and more importantly Bergerac) when he was interviewed in our Roadster!
  • A wider view of the John Nettles interview - our cars are normally available for TV and film purposes if required.
  • The Triumph Roadster next to the famous model of Concorde, formerly used to greet visitors to Heathrow.
  • Here the Triumph Roadster is parked next to some period petrol pumps.
  • We have recently restored the interior to make it a lovely place to be during your wedding journeys.
  • Another view into the Triumph Roadster (once more we have since removed the spare wheel, rearranged the seats and recarpeted the entire interior)

History Back to top

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.

Charlotte our Triumph Roadster being used as a main family car
Triumph Roadster at Brooklands and also being driven by John Nettles from Bergerac

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 - you can read more about this fantastic opportunity on the blog.

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.

They absolutely adored the wedding car... From Sandra
Milton Keynes
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Booking is easy...

1. Check we're in your area

We love driving the cars so go much further than just wedding cars in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire.

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2. Check date and prices

Our cars are all throughly maintained for use throughout the year.

Check your date is available with our quick form

3. Confirm and pay deposit

All you need to do to secure the cars for your chosen date is to pay a £75 deposit per car.

From there we take care of everything.