1968 Triumph TR5
This example of what can only be described as the most rare and desirable 1960's iconic sports car is in breath taking condition.
The following information has been kindly supplied by the vendor.
Car No 1795
Engine No 1842
Body No 1571
It is now time to pass this car of real beauty to a new custodian. This is a car of the sixties and like the Austin Healey and Jaguar E Type is a work of art and will never be repeated in the history of the motorcar.
I have owned this car since 2009, in which time I have completely restored the vehicle. It had a full body off restoration in 2009/10 carried out by Racetorations near Lincoln, this included the fitting of a correct TR5 chassis supplied by TR BITZ , Warrington.
The engine was taken out in 2015 in preparation for a respray. The engine was fitted with a new clutch and new gaskets. The car was subjected to a bare metal respray, invoices can be seen in the file.The injection system has been replaced by Mikuni carburetors.
The car has been prepared so that it can be used safely with a full internal safety cage to protect against front, side and rear collisions, safety harnesses and seats with headrests..
The engine has been slightly modified so that it starts first time. I have all the original engine components if the future owner wishes to change it back. The dash panel and all instrumentation is original.
I purchased the car in 2009 for £19,950 and have since spent over £40,000.
The vendor, a prolific collector, is well known to ourselves.
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Saturday 9th February 2019
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