Lot 75 (The Pavilion Gardens, 27th November 2019)
Sold for £25,312
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: PDE709G
Chassis No: CP256160
Mot Expiry: June 2020
- The 616th fuel-injected, UK-specification RHD car to leave the production line
- Extensive service history file with invoices and other related paperwork
- Jasmine yellow, with black interior and soft top, fitted with rare 'Rostyle' wheel trims
- Odometer displays a very credible 70,146 miles
- Described by the vendor as a "very honest and reliable vehicle" and "hard to find in this condition"
- The vehicle has spent recent years as part of one of the UK's premier private collections of Triumph vehicles, sharing a stable with many multiple UK show winners
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'
Its sports cars having relied exclusively on four-cylinder engines for the preceding decade-and-a-half, Triumph turned to six cylinders to extend the life and improve the performance of the much loved 'TR' series. Similar to the preceding four-cylinder TR4A - the first TR with independent rear suspension - but with Triumph's 2.5-liter, six-cylinder engine installed in place of the old 2.1-liter four, the TR5 was produced during the 1968 model year only pending the arrival of the TR6. Restyled for 1969 by Karmann of Osnabruck, the TR6 sported a full-width nose and squared-off tail. Under the skin the chassis remained basically the same as its independently-rear-suspended TR4A ancestor's while the 2.5-liter Lucas fuel-injected power unit was unchanged, producing 150bhp initially.