1978 Tryumph 250

Price: US $17,999.00 Item location: Clarkston, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: TR 250
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Triumph 11
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 123,538
  • VIN: CD 5909 L
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: Original Six 2498 CC
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Triumph TR 250

I'm listing this 1968 Triumph TR250 for a friend and a British car enthusiast since 1964 who has owned over 18 British cars and is now selling this sassy, rare, elegant car from his collection. I, as a car collector concur with the content of the owners description. The collector license plate stays with vehicle if sold within Washington state otherwise owner elects to keep the plate.

History and Description:

This nice close to original example of the Triumph TR250 is believed to have just three owners. The original woman buyer in Spokane, WA., the second owner was a British Car Club member then the third and current owner has owned it for 24 years. It has had one repaint with original factory white code 19 PPG Ditzler acrylic enamel around 1996 which is in very good condition with only a few minor scratches-paint has never been buffed, flashed off or waxed, only gently washed and dry secure stored. No body rust or putty before or after repainting. Never damaged. All original panels. No rust at rear trailing arms to frame. Frame was tested and is factory straight. Only rust was on floor pans with a few fine pin holes on drivers side, mostly surface rust and that was treated and painted early on. Always garaged. All dash instruments, knobs, cabin panels, bits are original. All exterior chrome and lamps are original with just some small pitting on some lamps and more golding and spidering on bumpers especially the rear. All running lights work.


Engine starts easily, drives nice and shifts well however its begun to miss-fire. May need tune up or more. Mileage is currently 123,537. No undue noises. (This car may benefit from driving).


Body CD5830 L

Engine CC5830E

Paint code 19

Trim 11

Apl 1,1968

Installed Parts and Upgrades:

External oil line to top end. Moss Motors.

TRF Borg Beck clutch kit w/upgraded throw out bearing and lock pin. Strong and smooth.

TRF rear coil springs (street upgrade-not race), solved the factory weak spring bounce.

Hood release kit. Moss.

New rear lever shocks (good originals included).

Carbs: maintained with new parts. no leaks, work fine.

Brake system maintained and bled. New caliper pistons, some new lines, good pads.

New brake master cylinder.

Air deflector at radiator.

New upper steering column bushes.

Radial inner tubes in fair Michelin red line tires.

New windscreen and seal.

Correct seat rebuild with new diaphragms and foam. Moss.

Fuzzy window seals and door seals.

New door crash pads.

2015 Pertronix electric ignition.

2015 new Cobalt high tension leads and Lucas sport coil.

Weiand air cleaners. Also original air cleaner assembly.

Heater shut off valve.

Poly transmission tunnel cover.

Turn signal switch.


Uninstalled correct Robbins top (black) with reflective stripe correct for Tr250.

Uninstalled hood-stick cover. Black with white piping.

Top parts include webbing, side front and rear seals.

Snaps, rivets, washers, pads, screws at rear deck angle (for top).

Seal, soft top to windscreen. Seal windscreen frame to body. Hood seal, rear. Scuttle vent seal.

Hood bumper cones. Hood side buffers. Big seal. Heater hoses, pads. Radiator hoses, misc. Couple brake pipes.

Oil filter cartridge. New water pump-unopened, (current one works).

Poly bush kit upper A arms. Steering bellows at steering rack. Fan belt. Valve cover seal.

Muffler hanger kit. Other misc.


Jack and handle. Lug wrench. Tommy bar. Five original Rostyle hubcaps, nice fit. Battery hold down.

Original AM Radio worked a few years ago now does not. One original speaker not mounted.

Two modern speakers mounted in rear cabin panel.

Good convertible top frame.

Haan hardtop from the 1970's is one of the best and rare.

Manuals: Bentley factory manual, Haynes, Autobook manual, owners manual. More.


Scratches on rear edge of driver door window glass.

New windscreen seal was narrower than the old one and didn't cover some paint on frame on the lower corners.

Handbrake cover has a couple tears.

Original dash crash pad has an older repaired crack.

Emergency flasher not working, believed faulty switch.

Heater fan motor bearings squawk and need lube.

Strip of rug missing at big end of transmission tunnel.


All badges, lamps, chrome, cabin panels, instruments and knobs I believe to be original. Removing the vinyl cover revealed the factory original sewn leather steering wheel in good condition. I've had the pleasure of maintaining and preserving this car as close to original as possible. The car sits square and drives down the road straight and true.

 This is the owners description and I have looked the car over and it is as he said. I will take all questions to him.Buyer is responsible for shipping and all shipping costs. Out of country buyer, be aware of your country's duty's and taxes.We will help with loading on our end and in anyway we can. For your questions please call or e-mail Bill (208)750-0000