- Rare 1980 Triumph TR-8 - Low Miles - No Rust - 3.5L V8 - One of only 400 made
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: Other
- SubModel: : Fuel Injected TR8
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Plaid
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 81,460
- VIN: TPZDV8AT208465
- Color: Blue
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Triumph Other : Fuel Injected TR81980 Triumph TR-8
81K original miles
Totally rust free
Up for bids is this hard to find Triumph TR8 with Bosch L-Jet injection. I bought this car from a Triumph collector and enthusiast who had owned it since 2002. Sold new in Santa Barbara California, his car is one of just 400 factory fuel injected versions made for the 1980 model year; all were destined for the California market. The car retains an impressive amount of original paperwork, ncluding the original window sticker, s well as service records and purchase documentation from 1980.
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Here's a picture of the original window sticker. $13,245 was a lot of coin in the recessionary climate of 1980, t equals about about 38K in today's dollars.
The car wears one repaint in its original color of Persian Aqua Metallic. The paint was done to good driver quaity standards, t has great gloss and depth but has a few minor flaws. Although not immediately evident, he hood shows some fisheye and dust in the paint, hich may be able to be improved with color sanding. Overall the car's appearance is very strong, ut not perfect.
Tires are classic Pirelli P400's, hey're in excellent condition with good tread and no sidewall checking. The factory alloy wheels are likewise terrific.
The flaws on the hood are only visible on close inspection, hey don't show up for the camera. Windshield is in great shape with no damage or wear.
Classic Wedge Styling from the hand of Harris Mann, ith convertible restyling by Michelotti.
Clean appearance from every angle. Exceedingly straight, he car has no dents or dings, nd most importantly - no rust or evidence of previous repair.
The soft top is in great shape with good fit and finish. Parcel shelf shows no sun damage or water staining.
The trunk is also exceptionally solid with zero rust issues.
No problems in the left side well or battery tray, ommon trouble spots.
Very nice looking interior that's pretty much a time-warp back to 1980. Seats and carpet are excellent, loor mats are original Triumph accessory Coco-Mats.
The leather wrapped steering wheel is like new. ALL instrumentation works, ncluding the clock. Factory radio works correctly, s well as the heater, lenums and fan. The A/C system is functioning but being December I can't gauge just how cold it's blowing.
Excellent door panels and sills.
Soft top boot is mint. Dash is in super condition with no damage or cracks.
The car comes with a huge assortment of original literature and purchase paperwork. Also included are some service records and receipts, TR8 service manual, nd the factory jacking equipment in its original blue pouch.
This TR8 is fantastic on the road. I've driven a lot of different Triumphs and having the 3.5L V8 in front of me on this one has been an eye opener! The car definitely moves right off the line and has an abundance of torque throughout its entire powerband. It's quick, t's fun, t's fast. The 5-speed transmission shifts perfectly and 5th gear translates to low rpms for easy freeway cruising.
Very solid underneath with no rust and no sign of damage. A Falcon stainless exhaust is the only deviation from stock.
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About the reserve price:
Out of fairness to all bidders the reserve is held in confidence, lease just bid at the level you feel comfortable paying. This auction ends Wednesday December 16th at 10AM Pacific Tim, 2 Noon Centra, PM Eastern, PM GMT.
I will contact the winning bidder via email within 3 hours of auction completion. I would like a $500 deposit via paypal within 24 hours. Balance is due (bank check or bank wire transfer only) within 5 calendar days of auction end. The car will be securely garaged until pickup.
About this auction:
This auction process is a legally binding contract into which you enter when you click "confirm" on your bid. Please have finances in order before you decide to bid and please ask all questions before you decide to bid. Basically, lease only bid if you are ready to purchase this vehicle. Vehicle is sold as-is with no warranties expressed or implied. Any disputes regarding the sale of this vehicle shall be resolved through binding arbitration exclusively in Multnomah County, regon under applicable state laws. By bidding you agree to these terms.
Please check my feedback, take customer satisfaction very seriously and am a licensed, onded and insured dealer in the State of Oregon. I own this car outright and the pictures were taken last week. Clean and clear title.
You and/or your representative are welcome and encouraged to inspect the vehicle in person before the close of auction. I can be reached at 503-891-7702 between the hours of 9-5. Previously sold inventory is available to view at www.cascadiaclassic.com
Post Auction details:
The transport cost is the responsiblity of the winning bidder, lthough I'll be happy to help with logistics. I have a wholesale account with a shipping dispatch service and can help you find a reasonable rate.
Overseas bidders may contact any of these international shippers for a quote:
CFR / Rinkens
Thanks for looking! Bob Waldman
Cascadia Classic LLC - DA0639