1968 LHD TRIUMPH TR5 PI /€48000

History

Triumph TR5 PI (or Triumph TR250 for the North American market) are models produced between 1967 and 1969.

The TR5, evolution of the Triumph TR4, is designed by the Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti, and officially presented on October 3, 1967 against its competitors MG MGB, Austin-Healey 3000, Fiat Dino, Mercedes-Benz Pagoda, Jaguar Type E …

It was produced for a short period of 13 months from August 1967 to September 1968 in Coventry, UK, before being replaced by the Triumph TR6. 

It takes up most of the technical and aesthetic attributes of Triumph TR4, so much so that it is difficult to differentiate at first glance.

It is powered by a new 2.5-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine with Lucas mechanical injection (PI: the industry’s first injection system in the automotive industry), for 150 hp DIN, and a speed of 209 km / h, instead of the 104 hp 4-cylinder TR4.

Produced at 2947 ex in Europe, it is one of the rarest TR collection car models to date.

The Ad

The Ad that caught our attention is this Triumph TR5 PI in very good condition that was put into circulation on June 19, 1968. 
Dark blue color with a Gallic leather interior, it was restored entirely from the chassis, it is equipped with the overdrive and surrey top. 

The engine was tuned to reach 200hp instead of the initial 150 with a balanced nitrided crankshaft and connecting rods, a sports camshaft, a Kenlo decompression box and an improved BOSCH injection pump. 

It is equipped with 4-piston calipers and Koni shock absorbers. 

Its price is in the average compared to a “normal” TR5 PI, the modifications and restoration done make it an interesting car to go see.

Its price: € 48 000

Link of the Ad:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1631099018.htm/

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