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Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored

Sale price: £37,995.00 make an offer
Last update: 24.11.2013

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26.10.2013: £37,995.00

Car location: Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: Any minor known defects will be noted in the advert text below.
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: TR5
Year: 1968
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 2
Color: Blue
Mileage: 2,400
Seats: 2
Engine: 2,498
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
In-Car Audio: Premium Sound System
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Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored for sale

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  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored
  •  Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored

Triumph TR5 PI / 1968 / UK RHD / Overdrive / Fully Restored & Mint!

£37. 95

The accompanying Heritage Trust certificate states that this exceptional example was manufactured on 5th June 1968 & dispatched to the supplying dealer ‘Greenwich Automobiles Ltd'. Greenwich. London. SE10 on 28th June 1968. It confirms this stunning TR5 PI is a matching numbers UK home market example. originally finished in the best colour combination of Royal Blue with black trim. Current numbers match that of the Heritage certificate & it was fitted with overdrive. a heater & Michelin tyres. The original registration mark as currently worn. was issued by the supplying dealer on 3rd July 1968!

The car is showing 2. 00 miles & underwent a full comprehensive engine rebuild along with the gear box in 2012 & a full body off chassis rebuild by Rees Brothers in 1991. with nominal mileage covered since & would appear to have always been garaged through out its life to date as it presents beautifully in every respect. It's is a credit to the meticulous attention to detail of the current club member owner. whom is the 8th registered keeper shown on the V5C (The complete DVLA ownership log is also provided with a copy of the original log book) & a regular at TR club rallies & events. He is a true enthusiast of the marquee and is only parting with this cherished vehicle due to lack of use.  

Freshly painted Royal Blue paintwork with a full black leather interior & quality black carpets with an exceptional walnut dash. The vehicle has an excellent blue mohair hood & is supplied with a black piped white hood cover to match the interior. As new chrome wire wheels finish off this most desirable specification which are shod in as new quality Yokohama tyres.

The vehicle is fitted with working overdrive in 2nd. 3rd & 4th gears & the Triumph engine is the standard 2498cc unit with excellent pressure following its recent rebuild along with a new clutch unit fitted.

We have examined the structure & floor sections on our ramps & can confirm this car looks incredibly straight & honest with no hidden issues that we can uncover – And we do try! It's exceptionally well finished indeed & an undercarriage to be proud of.   It's a real credit to Rees Brothers workmanship & the diligent care & attention its owners have lavished on it since.

The full engine & gearbox rebuild was completed on 9th February 2012 by a specialist & club member at the cost of £3131. 74. The works included: Engine & box removed from vehicle. crankshaft regrinded. new crankshaft bearings. shells. trust washers. setting up crankshaft end float. new oil pump. new uprated timing gear. new chain set. new gaskets. new seals. new oil pressure release valve & spring. New oil pressure switch. new cylinder head blank & washer. valve clearances reset. new manifold flange studs. new crankshaft spigot bearing. complete engine clean whist stripped. new AP racing full clutch assembly. new gearbox tail shaft oil seal. new 1st motion. shaft oil seal & housing gasket. clutch fork bushes. fork pin. clean & detail engine & box & refit. new gear lever springs & plunger. refit the interior back. new gear box & engine oil. refilled antifreeze for cooling system. new plugs. points. air filter. set up ignition system. balanced throttle flaps. new windscreen washer pump. new fuel return pipe. new rear wheel cylinders. new brake shoes & adjust. All works itemised & receipted on accompanying invoice in the history file.

Rees Bros of Aldershot Hants conducted a full body off chassis rebuild. including the suspension. engine. transmission. body work. paintwork & retrim completing on 12th July 1991 to a very high standard (Their words. not mine!) which was fully itemised and again receipted in the history file costing £9. 08. 31. The vehicle was valued at £20K on completion. The works included in brief: Strip & remove body from chassis. strip & recon or replace suspension. body noted to be in very good shape except for the O/S door. wing & scuttle. Replace these items. shot blast bare chassis & repaint on jig. spray chassis. refit suspension. spray body to a high standard & refit. fit vehicle up with the following new parts. all bushes. door skin. rebound buffers. suspension kit. wheel bearings. trunions. hand brake cable. wheel cylinders. calliper kit & pistons. recon diff. brake piping. shocks. links. brake hoses. master cylinder. clutch. seals. pedal box. pumps & hoses. gaskets. screen seals. mouldings. rad. springs. bearings. plate. bumpers & overriders. coil. switches. pipes. cables. gaiter. bolts & washers. spacers. beading etc with a fresh MOT & comprehensive test on completion.

Since the above works in 1991 Rees Bros have also fitted a new carpet set. full trim kit set. chrome wire wheels. tyres. stereo & aerial.

The current owner along with the full engine & gear box rebuild has fitted a Lucas drilled brake set. high performance starter motor. cooling kit. anti roll bar. Koni damper set (2011). new rad in 2010. new manifold in 2008. new wire wheels. spinners etc from TRGB . new blue quality hood set inc all associated fitments from TRGB at £914. 22 in 2007. New clutch. master cylinder. slave cylinder & pipes etc supplied again from TRGB in 2006. new braking system – callipers. discs. pipes. hoses. mintex pads & steering rack.

We have just further enhanced this vehicle to bring to show standard by conducting a professional external repaint. We have placed pictures in the history file of before. during & after. We also stripped & repainted the boot void complete. including the inner face of the boot lid & black frame. naturally we removed all opening panels from the vehicle adjusted & lined up to achieve best fit. whilst the doors were off the vehicle we stripped them & prepared & painted all door shuts & returns. machine polished the complete vehicle including the engine bay & boot. fully detailed the engine bay. detailed the boot area. our chromer has rebuffed all chrome work so it presents as new. we chemically hand cleaned the vehicle underside. fitted new period number plates. chrome tyre valve caps. new chrome ariel. new rubbers. new chrome fuel filler cap. rad cap. rad expansion bottle. cap & pipe. dashboard crash pad. decal kit. tax disc holder. keyring. along with a full service. oil. NGK plugs. oil filter. air filter. fuel filter. fuel pipe. points. condenser. high performance HT leads & matching red coil. full tune with set up & test. Adjusted the steering geometry & brakes. Fitted a new Excide battery. full MOT. PDI & test drive…

The vehicle comes complete with an impressive & comprehensive history file containing. V5C. Past V5C's. Past tax disc. Heritage certificate. Fresh HPI report (Clear). Current MOT. 16 past MOT's dating back to 1993. DVLA complete ownership history inc copy of original log book. 59 Invoices for parts & works carried out demonstrating diligent maintenance regardless of cost dating back to 1994. Parts details. TR5 workshop manual. TR5 hand book. previous Rees Bros sales invoice….

Excellent chrome wire wheels shod in as new matching Yokohama tyres along with a rawhide mallet for those chrome spinners. jack & brace etc.

Spare paint should you ever need it.

Heritage certificate accompanies the vehicle.

Fresh MOT with NO advisories.

Historic (Free) Road Tax.

New black leather interior piped white (The original seats are available on request & are in good condition); excellent matching black door cards & carpet set. matching black piped white hood cover.

Mota Lita steering wheel.   (The original wood rimmed steering wheel is available on request & is in good condition).

Stainless steel exhaust fitted (Original style).

Full inertia seat belts fitted.

Luggage rack fitted.

Stereo system with CD. radio & ipod connection fitted with a new ariel.

Sat nav connector fitted for those European tours.

Wind deflector fitted.

Excellent panel fit.

2No. sets of keys are present with Triumph key ring & tax disc holder.

The vehicle is on the button and ready for those European tours. rallies or car shows. It is a great driving TR5. has proved reliable and feels much faster than its 2498cc engine suggests. It is also well detailed in regards the body. engine bay. undercarriage & boot…. It will not disappoint & is finished in the most popular colour combination.

Other stock also includes:

1) Mercedes 280SL Pagoda. span >  1968. silver paintwork with matching Pagoda roof & new black soft top. New black leather interior. 86K from new warrented. 5 Owners. correct & original with factory nips & spot welds. undergoing complete repaint. including the Pagoda top. new chrome. new lights. new interior & German carpet set. ready in December 2013. One of the best in the most desirable colour combination! POA.

As we are a Mercedes Pagoda and R107 specialist we are always happy to part exchange one of these type of cars or indeed any classic car of excellent quality. so please don't miss this most fastidious example of the iconic Triumph TR5 PI. This vehicle is exceptional value at the price offered –Please remember ‘you get what you pay for'. This vehicle is we believe one of the best. don't settle and ensure you view this stunning example…

More photos available upon request. PX always considered.

Can be viewed at any reasonable time by prior appointment.

We will always buy back cars we have previously sold…

Delivery by road. or packed and shipped. or air freight all possible by arrangement at excellent rates. car is ready to drive away today or be delivered to your door…

We are always keen to purchase Mercedes Benz Pagoda's (W113) or late 300SL (R107) models. so please give us a call for a friendly chat if you are considering selling. we would love to hear from you. We also hold many parts in stock for the above models & have our own restoration facilities. where we restore these glorious old Mercedes to Stuttgart factory standards.

Call or text on 07810 455345

Or email: enquiries@signatureautomobiles. co. uk

 

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