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First production Triumph TR5 for sale at £79,500

PUBLISHED: 10:10 28 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:10 28 October 2015

This first production Triumph TR5 is for sale at £79,500.

This first production Triumph TR5 is for sale at £79,500.

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A true British sports car with an interesting history – the first production right-hand drive 1967 Triumph TR5 Roadster – is up for sale at £79,500.

On display at the Classic and Sports Car show at Alexandra Palace in north London, from Friday to Sunday, it is being sold by classic car restorers Classic Motor Cars (CMC).

This special car, finished in the exterior colour of Valencia Blue with Black Ambala interior, was the first TR5 P1 to be built on the normal assembly line, and is one of only 1,100 produced. Made on August 29, 1967, by Standard Triumph Motor Company, the car went into the press fleet, as well as appearing at the Earls Court motor show that year.

The production of TR5s lasted for 13 months, between August 1967 and September 1968. They were built with a 2.5-litre straight-six cylinder,fuel-injected engine, developing around 145hp. Fuel injection was rare in road cars in 1967, causing Triumph to claim that this was the first British production sports car with petrol injection.

Nick Goldthorp, managing director of CMC, said: “This TR5 is in very original condition throughout, having been serviced and maintained to a high standard throughout the last 48 years. A comprehensive and detailed history file confirms the provenance of this distinctive and historic car, which will certainly be a great addition to any car collection.”

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