The RHD offered on behalf of a friend has a documented full history since new. The car was delivered new to Miles Limited in Maidstone July 1968.
Mentioned in The British Heritage document are overdrive on 3 and 4, the non standard chrome wire wheels, heater(!) and tonneau cover.
Already in the early seventies the car left for Italy and was found last year and brought to The Netherlands. The car still has the original UK Registration and plates. With little effort the car can be reregistered in England at the original number. In the TRaction (the TR owners club magazine) the car is described as a very low mileage original that pops up in Italy, where the car was never registered in 26 years. The current mileage of 87.650 may be - based on the car’s condition - the true number.
Condition of the car van best be described as a well kept original, which is a very rare thing for a TR5. For all clarity the car is not concours or fully restored. But most sympathetic in appearance and keeping.
The car had a respray in recent years in the original Signal Red. Under the bonnet and in luggage compartment one can see how original the car still is.
The car has nothing to hide. Original black upholstery in ambla with subtle white piping. The original very rare steering wheel is in nice but worn condition, but a new Motolita steering wheel with polished spokes and varnished wooden rim will come with the car.
A professional recommissioning was executed at over Euro 4000 in the spring of 2018. This including an overhaul of the gearbox, new disc brakes, new steering balls and a long list of details (invoice available). The top is in very good condition.
The 150 HP fuel injected 2,5 litre starts instantly. As soon the engine warms up acceleration is effortless to speeds that you don’t need. Steering is pleasant with seriously short turning circle and brakes are superb.
Give me a call for further information or extra detail photos. The car can be seen and testdriven within 15 minutes from Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Joris Bergsma +31-653-362640
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