1967 Triumph TR250

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1967
  • Kilometerstand 
    908 mi / 1 462 km
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonstige
  • Chassisnummer 
    CD1183L
  • Motornummer 
    C1155E
  • Losnummer 
    461
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    BR Green
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe

Beschreibung

The TR250 was powered by Triumph's creamy smooth 2.5-litre, in-line six with twin-StrombergsThis fabulous example was imported from the USA in 2013 with all duties paidPurchased as a stalled projectby our vendor in 2015.First registered in the UK 01/01/2016Subject to a 4-year restoration with very impressive results. Just under1,000 miles sinceBody off, chassis cleaned and strengthened and converted to right-hand driveComplete respray costing over 7,500.00.Reconditioned original Surrey hard topEngine completely rebuilt, fitted with SU carbs, reconditionedgearbox with overdrive, new clutchStunning interior,MX5 seats trimmed in two-tone leather,new set of door cards, rear covers and carpets, reconditioned instruments in a Walnut dashWe understand that our vendor has invested over 40,000 in this TR and it clearly showsSupplied with someolder MOTs and resto photographs. Historic Vehicle Classification (tax-exempt)Launched in 1967, the Triumph TR5/TR250 was basicallythe result of some remarkablypoor communication, however, 'alls well' and all that as these carsare now the rarest and most highly sought after of the whole TR range.Triumph had originally planned to replace the TR4A in the summer of 1967 with the car that eventually became known as the TR6. However, as legend has it, the Germans at Karmann, who designed the new car's bodywork,supplied all the tooling specifications in metric units. Unfortunately, the Midland's finest engineerswere still working to the good old Imperial system and the resultant confusion delayed the TR6 for over a year. Thus the TR5/TR250 was launched in its place and wasdestined to live for just 15 glorious months.The car was identical to the TR4A with the same gorgeous Michelotti-styled bodywork, front disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering and independent rear suspension, but with one crucial difference. Under the bonnet lurked not the TR4A's somewhat long in the tooth2.1-litre four-cylinder, but a 2.5-litre inline-six. Creamy smooth and with bags of torque, in fuel-injected form, the 150bhp engine could propel the TR5 from 0-60mph in just 8.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 125mph.However, stringent emissions regulations meant that the American market had to make do with a twin-Stromberg carburettor version, the TR250. This was 39bhp down on the TR5, but it was still beautifully smooth and was only 2 seconds off the 0-60 pace and 14mph shy of its top speed still more than a match for its big rival, the Healey 3000.A total of 8,484 examples were made all told.Our vendorbought this lovely Triumphin January 2015 as a stalledproject. Apparently, the previous owner found the car whilst working in the States and imported it to the UK in 2013 with plans to fully restore it. He got as far as removing the complete body and stripping the chassis beforesending it to a specialist who cleaned it, checked the dimensions and fitted a proprietary strengthening kit. (See invoice from CTM Engineering). The bodywork was removed and repaired by the previous owner but that appears to be the extent of the restoration to that point.Shortly after his purchase, our vendor re-commenced therestoration spending nearly 4-years getting it to the remarkable standard you see today. The car was converted to right-hand drive, the chassis reunited with the restored bodywork and the car was treatedto a 7,500 respray. The rare original Surrey Top was reconditioned and painted and theinterior was totally transformed withMX5 seats trimmed in two-tone leather, a new set of door cards, rear covers and carpets, reconditioned instruments in a Walnut dash and much more. The engine was completely rebuilt and fitted with SU carbs, the gearbox andoverdrive were reconditioned and a new clutch fitted. As with any total restoration, it's the little things like clips and brackets and small chrome parts that take the time to source and fit but the TR was eventually finished. Our vendor believes his costs were in excess of 43,000and it certainly shows. Since it was finished, according to the smart new white speedometer, the car has covered just 908 miles.There is a seriously long list of new parts purchased by our vendor and it can be made available to interested parties. The Triumph is supplied with thelogbook, old MOTs and some photographs of the restoration. It'sUK registered with all taxes paidandis currently taxed until December under the Historic Vehicle Classification i.e. exempt from the road fund licenceYou can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Richard on01926 691141 / 07948 152921 or email [email protected] to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1967 Triumph TR250 (O/D)https://youtu.be/cYP8RAneVH4false