Lot 218 - 1968 Triumph TR5
|Registration||UK Taxes paid|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £44,800|
- One of the finest examples we have seen
- Fantastic restoration
The Triumph TR5 was manufactured for just 13 months, from August 1967 through to September 1968 and is the most sought after of the Michelotti /Karmann-styled Triumph sports roadsters, combining the most elegant early looks with all-independent suspension and the best engine. Optional extras included overdrive, wire wheels and the Surrey top with detachable roof panel. Visually identical to the Michelotti-styled TR4, the TR5 hid its main differences under the body and the most significant of these was the engine, the first British production sports car unit to feature petrol injection. The 2,498cc straight-six used Lucas new indirect injection system to develop 150bhp. It's the TR5 that aficionados seek out as the most attractive and collectible of the series.
This absolutely superb TR5 was the subject of a full restoration, and the result is stunning! It is presented in gleaming red with a black hood and black interior. It is powered by the lively 2.5 litre straight six engine which sounds terrific when the foot is firmly down on the accelerator. The history file is considerable and all invoices and details of its restoration can be found in this file. This car wants for nothing and is ready for the British Spring and Summer! Superb! The car is being sold with a NOVA and the purchaser will be responsible for registering the car with the DVLA.
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