Lot 1931


1968 Triumph TR5 PI
Reg. no. OKR 842G
Chassis no. CP3077
Engine no. 308A28
Built for only just over a year between August 1967 and September 1968, the TR5 is one of the rarer of Triumph’s famous line of sports cars. Visually very similar to the TR4 – also designed by Standard-Triumph’s favoured Italian Giovanni Michelotti – the main difference was under the bonnet. Gone was the 2.2 litre 4-cylinder unit and in its place was a 2.5 litre straight-6. Unusually for the time, this was fuel-injected, a feature Triumph claimed as a first on a production British sports car. This new engine gave a large boost in horsepower – 150, compared to the TR4’s 105 – and coupled with all-round independent suspension and front disc brakes, it made the TR5 into a rather fast car. An interesting optional feature was the ‘Surrey Top’; this incorporated a rigid rear section, including the rear window, with a removable section over the passengers. This offered increased weather protection compared to a traditional arrangement.
This 1968 TR5 is one of just 2,947 produced, and is fitted with the aforementioned ‘Surrey Top’. In good condition, it comes with a large quantity of bills relating to its restoration, plus an old-style logbook.

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