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Little Classics News: 28 October 2015

First Right Hand Drive Triumph TR5 up for Sale

First production Triumph TR5

The first production right hand drive 1967 TR5 Roadster is to be sold by classic car restorers Classic Motor Cars (CMC).

This incredibly special car was the first TR5 P1 to be built on the normal assembly line, and is one of only 1,100 to be produced, carrying with it an indisputable history.

Manufactured on the 29th August 1967 by Standard Triumph Motor Company Limited, the car went into the Press Fleet, as well as appearing at the Earls Court motor show of that year.

The production of TR5s lasted a 13 month period, between August 1967 and September 1968. They were built with a 2.5 litre straight-6-fuel-injected engine, developing around 145 hp. Fuel injection was incredibly rare in road cars in 1967, causing Triumph to claim that this was the “First British production sports car with petrol injection”.

First production Triumph TR5

Managing Director of CMC, Nick Goldthorp said: “This TR5 is in very original condition throughout, having been serviced and maintained to a high standard throughout the last 48 years.”

The car is unique both inside and out, boasting an interior that has been upheld to an impressive standard over the years. The car’s mechanics have been rebuilt using only genuine Stanpart parts where needed. Furthermore, all the parts that have been replaced over time are accompanied by their respective documents, confirming their authenticity.

This classic car is finished in the exterior colour of Valencia Blue with Black Ambala interior, and is being sold for £79,500.

It will be on display at the Classic & Sports Car show at Alexandra Palace from Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November.


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