A gorgeous Triumph TR250 meticulously converted to UK TR5 PI specification.
Only produced between July 1967 and September 1968 the TR5/TR250 is one of the rarest and most sought after TR models with only 1161 units for the home market and 8484 units for the export market. The TR250 was produced with twin Stromberg carburetted 104bhp/2498cc six cylinder engine to meet exhaust emission regulations in comparison to the fuel injected 150bhp TR5. Effectively a stop-gap model created to bridge the gap between the four-cylinder TR4A and the six-pot TR6, the TR5 blends the more period looks of the older model with the smooth straight-six of the later one.
Steel panelled body, front and rear bolt-on wings, forward hinged bonnet and doors, chrome bumpers, chrome headlamp surrounds, recessed Smiths gauges with non glare bezels, ammeter, water and oil pressure gauges, rheostat control, heater fan, air distribution, glove locker, mohair tonneau cover. Accessories: Wooden steering wheel, electronic clock, 12v power socket.
Designed by Giovanni Michelotti the TR5 is instantly recognisable with the classic lines and bonnet bulges admired by so many. Finished in opulent Royal Blue, (Code 56), the glossy polished shine is incredible with a deep clear reflection throughout. The Heritage Trust Certificate confirms this to be the original and correct factory colour. All the chrome has a mirror finish and the black mohair hood with both half and full tonneau covers are pristine. Amazingly presented throughout and a real show piece.
The lavishly padded cockpit remains finished in factory correct Black, (Code 11), and will please those wanting an immaculate TR cabin with all controls and gauges fully functioning. The clear and complete instrumentation is housed in a non-reflecting walnut facia undamaged and uniformly stained throughout. Rich carpeting with thick felt underlay combined with two deep shaped seats will allow comfortable long distance touring. A beautiful period wooden steering wheel has been added, electronic clock and 12v power outlet for convenience. Splendid.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 6 cylinder 74.7mm x 95mm 2498cc engine produces 150bhp at 5500rpm with a maximum torque 164lbs/ft at 3500rpm thanks to the Lucas fuel injection system. Smooth responsive power makes this a capable modern cruiser with a top speed of 125mph and 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. The exhaust note is truly addictive and exhibitionists will enjoy the spotless engine bay with a polished bonnet underside! A recent clutch kit makes the four speed transmission fitted with overdrive a pleasure to use.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Fitted with the optional and unmarked 60 spoke wire wheels shod in new branded 195/65 R15 tyres all round. Servo assisted front disc brakes and 9 inch drums to the rear provide effective and safe stopping power.
Built on the 3rd of July 1968 this Triumph TR250 represents a rare and highly collectable model. Enthusiast owned with a no expense spared mentality since re-entry into the UK on the 25th November 2004. A history file consisting of many invoices, manuals and old MOT certificates is included with the sale. Used on both the show circuit and importantly for touring, with a recent trip across Bavaria on the German TR International event at Bad Gögging, this example really does offer the discerning buyer the very best TR250/5 experience.
MOT Jan 2018, Tax Exempt and HPI Clear.
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