Lot 276 - 1971 Triumph Miglia Speedster
|Odometer reading||51,569 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,546|
The Miglia Speedster is a Triumph based special with classic lines reminiscent of many 1950's sports cars; with particular similarity to the Maserati A6 GCS manufactured between 1953 and 1955. The car could be purchased in component form or factory assembled with the choice of being built upon the Triumph Herald, Vitesse or Spitfire; all cars which have the benefit of parts and specialists being in plentiful supply.
This particular Speedster on offer has been built to a very high standard and has been significantly modified from its standard form. The exterior differs in that it now wears twin fins with headrests, instead of the usual single fin for the driver, thus adding safety and comfort for the passenger also. In addition, stainless steel dummy vents adorn the front lower wing sections behind the front wheels (apparently from a speed boat) and the engine bay, with its aluminium work evident, is well detailed. The bright red coachwork, sporting an aluminium grill and wrap around fly screen, is complemented by a set of 15inch knock on wire wheels whilst the interior is trimmed in red with black carpet. The dashboard is aluminium and the bucket seats are trimmed in red vinyl; for ease of entry and exit, a detachable steering wheel is fitted. Mechanically, the Speedster is powered by a 2500cc Triumph 2500 TC engine which, we have been informed, has been rebuilt and is accessed by removing the detachable lightweight bonnet. Fuel is fed via triple Weber carburettors whilst the engine is mated to a Triumph manual overdrive gearbox. A Jigsaw Racing Services 3:89 Big Diff is fitted whilst the suspension is uprated with polyurethane bushes all around. The resulting product looks stunning, but not only that; on a recent road test, the Speedster performed admirably and kept pace with modern traffic with ease. The Miglia Speedster is correctly registered as a Triumph Miglia Speed with the 2500cc engine annotated upon the UK V5 registration document and, we are informed, will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. This Miglia Speedster certainly provides you with an historic motoring experience and in a sports car that is sure to turn heads wherever you venture.
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