1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543

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Lot 91
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model
Registration no. SHN 800F Chassis no. CP1543

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 42,000 - 56,000
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model
Registration no. SHN 800F
Chassis no. CP1543
Odometer Reading: 96,991
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*UK RHD car
*Recent extensive restoration
*Iconic and rare model


Designed by Giovani Michelotti, the TR5 offered the best of both worlds with its handsome styling and all-new fuel injected straight-six engine – the first of its kind. This new engine helped award the TR5 the title of being the fastest TR ever produced. Not only that, but the independent rear suspension on the TR5 made it a reputedly fantastic car to drive. Produced between 1967-1969, the TR5 had a short production run making it a rare and increasingly desirable classic. Over those three years only 2,947 TR5s were ever made, with 1,161 of those being sold for the UK market. Today, it is thought that only 500 remain on UK roads.

Presented in Royal Blue, this 1968 car has recently been restored to a very high standard. Purchased by the vendor in July 2014 from a UK auction as a project, the car had been garaged and undriven for approximately 8-10 years. When purchased, the car was a non-running vehicle. Since then, the car has received an extensive restoration, including a stripped chassis and body that was both sand blasted and protected with a protective coat, and then resprayed from the original Valencia Blue to the Royal Blue you see today. The engine and gearbox were also completely rebuilt with a new upgraded suspension and springs, new polyurethane bushes, new springs, radiator, brake discs, callipers, pads, copper pipework, and a new stainless steel exhaust. Outside, the car features new chrome trims, original refurbished wire wheels, and much more. Inside, the car also received a re-veneered dashboard, clocks and dials which were disassembled and cleaned, reupholstered seats and a new carpet. The car also comes with a good history file, showing that a Mrs Lorraine Allan purchased the car in 1994 and then by TR GB where a Mr Seymour purchased the car in 2003. The history file contains receipts and photos detailing the restoration works. Triumph also have an excellent and active owners club known (the TR Register) for a new owner to join if desired. The car is said to be running and driving very well, offering a rare opportunity to acquire one of the best classic British sports cars.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 88/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 22/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 19/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 4
    Starting: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 19/20
    Axles: 4
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 9/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 3
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1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
1968 Triumph TR5 Pi Overdrive Model  Chassis no. CP1543
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