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First production TR5 to be sold

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THE first production right hand drive 1967 TR5 Roadster is to be sold by leading classic car restorers Classic Motor Cars for £79,500.

This special car was the first TR5 P1 to be built on the normal assembly line, and is one of only 1,100 produced, carrying with it an indisputable history.

Manufactured on the August 29, 1967, by Standard Triumph Motor Company Limited, the car went into the Press Fleet, as well as appearing at the Earls Court motor show that year.

The production of TR5s lasted a 13-month period, between August 1967 and September 1968. They were built with a 2.5-litre straight-6 fuel-injected engine, developing around 145hp.  Fuel injection was incredibly rare in road cars in 1967, causing Triumph to claim that this was the first British production sports car with petrol injection.

CMC Managing Director Nick Goldthorp 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.”

The car is unique both inside and out, boasting an interior that has been maintained to an impressive standard over the years.

The car’s mechanics have been rebuilt using only genuine Stanpart parts where needed. Furthermore, all the parts that have been replaced over time are accompanied by their respective documents, confirming their authenticity.

This iconic car is finished in the exterior colour of Valencia Blue with Black Ambala interior.

It will be on display at the Classic & Sports Car show at Alexandra Palace, Stand H100, from Friday October 30 to Sunday November 1.

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