This genuine factory built Triumph TR8 Convertible is a very rare car.
It is one of only approximately 2725 cars built mainly for the USA market.
Of these cars, the later majority were fitted with fuel injection whereas this rarer early car was specified with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors.
Early in its life, its USA owners replaced the standard carburettors and inlet manifold with a single Holley carburettor mated to an Offenhauser manifold but fortunately they retained all the old parts and they are still with the car so the original carburettors and manifold can be re-fitted if required.
It was repatriated back to the UK in 2015 where it has been part of a collection.
The documentation file contains the original USA invoice and specification list, a copy of the USA Pennsylvania Certificate of Title, the current UK V5 log book, the current MOT, the original handbooks, various TR8 information booklets along with numerous invoices for parts fitted and work completed over the years.
The current MOT runs until February 2020 and the genuine recorded mileage is 59480.
This car is of true collector quality and needs to be seen in the flesh to be appreciated.
Prospective buyers are welcome to come and view the car in our Leeds showroom.
UK wide professional delivery is available. Please ring for a quote. We are also happy to deliver to any mainland port for export.
Very rare "REAL" Triumph TR8 for sale.
Many upgrades done on this vehicle throughout the years:
Motor completely rebuilt by the Wedge Shop in Boston Mass, May of this year W/ high performance cam, carburetor, long story short, the original 3.5L rover motor is now a 4.9L bullet with 300 heads delivering .....
1980 Triumph TR8 Factory Covertible LHD US Import.
This Car has been imported from the USA and in rust free condition, it is being sold in need of Light restoration.
A very sought after classic car Only 2722 made it, would benefit from paint it has marks the trim will clean.
A lovely tr8 in good usable condition.
a fascinating car, this is a bl prototype car for the tr8. owned by british leyland for 18 months before they registered it on the road, and sold it themselves directly. I have the original v5 showing bl cars as the first owner, registered as a v8.
Unique! We found this quite rare Triumph TR8 in the California USA and bought it from the first owner! The car has only covered 12000 miles since new. In May 1980 this TR has been build in the Canley factory and wasn't registred until 1985. The body has been provided in fresh Persian Aqua Metallic paint .....
Triumph TR8 Grinnal look conversion.This car is presented in the very deirable light blue metallic coachwork with tan leather interior.It has been substantially upgraded and had circa £20k spent including Grinall look body conversion,3.9 V8 engine which has been upgraded with Viper Cams,Strocker R380 .....
CONVERTIBLE, GENUINE FACTORY BUILT CAR, LHD JUST ARRIVED FROM CALIFORNIA TOTALLY RUST FREE
NO ACCIDENT DAMAGE.
ENGINE IS JUST PLACE FOR TRANSPORT, COMPLETE CAR EXCEPT FOR CARBURETTORS.
HAS PERFORMANCE INLET AND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS.
TOTAL PRODUCTION OF ONLY 2,733 OVER 3 YEARS.