TRIUMPH TR8 3.5 V8 5 Speed Convertible British Racing Green

Price: - Item location: Woodland Hills, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: TR8
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: convertible
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 48,182
  • VIN: TPZDV8AT208619
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Transmission: 5 speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1980 Triumph TR8 Convertible

TRIUMPH TR8 3.5 V8 (1980) British Racing Green. Low Mileage. 5 Speed. Needs Work. No Rust
Los Angeles Area Pick Up. All others pay transport.
California car 2nd owner since 1983(have original pink slip)(Smoke Free car)
TRIUMPH TR8 3.5 V8 (1980) British Racing Green. Low Milage.
All Matching numbers. Engine very good (only 48,200 miles)
OPTIONSHeat and ACRadio,w/Stereo Speakers Moto Style Competition Steering WheelFerrari Style Dual Exhaust Tips
Has been stored for years in a California garage.
Engine strong, started at least once a month.
Needs brake work and clutch master cylinder work.Some minor body work (see below)
May need some engine smog electronics work since it has not been on the road for years
Interior clean. driver side seat cover needs repair or replace
Has Radio, Heater and AC
Also have TR8 Shop Manual
SOLD AS IS. A $500 deposit required to hold item
Damage List:
You can see small damage on right side rear in photos. Tail light and small damage to fender.
The other damage is dimple on hood which you can see in front photo.
Also the drivers mirror came off. Mirror is ok but needs attachment repaired.
Rear window is all there and ok it is just dirty.
All instruments work. have not had the heater nor AC on in years. But probably work or may need to be recharged
Damage under bra. (Just a small paint chip from a rock. And some clear coat fading from the bra rubbing.
Years ago roof leaked in rain on drivers seat and rotted it's seat cover
Both brake and clutch pedals go to the floor.
Must be towed or trucked
BREAKDOWN OF VIN NUMBERTPZDV8ATTP= Canley and Solihull 1980USA California ZDrop head DTR8 3.5V8 VLHD 5 speed 81980 year ACanley T
Original style seat covers and other TR8 parts can be obtained from:
Rimmer Bros(United Kingdom)
THE TR8 Was Called The English Corvette
Despite their low production numbers, TR8s have an interesting racing history.
John Buffum successfully campaigned one as a rally car in the late 1970s.
Bob Tullius of Group 44 fame dominated SCCA racing in 1979 in one,so much so that the SCCA added enough "reward" weight to the car that Tullius packed up and went and ran IMSA (successfully).
TR8s ran successfully in the SCCA’s Showroom stock series being campaigned by Morey Doyle (Regionals) and Ted Schumacher (Nationals).Schumacher had great success in the Playboy/Escort Endurance series with his car. Starting the last race of the year,Schumacher was 4th in the overall point standings (just 3 points away from 1st) when an accident ruined their chances; nevertheless,Schumacher still ended up 7th in the manufacturer’s points for that year, all with no official factory help.