1968 Triumph TR250 No Reserve!

Price: - Item location: Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: TR250
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: No Reserve
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 64,012
  • VIN: CD698L
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 2500cc
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: 4 speed with overdrive
  • Drive type: rear wheel
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Triumph TR250

You are bidding on a 1968 Triumph TR250, completely restored to a very high level. This car belongs to my friend Bob…you know, the one who bears a striking resemblance to Tom Selleck. Bob spent a fortune, as you can see from the photos, making this car into the finest 250 that I have ever seen. The Valencia Blue paint (as original) is as good as it gets, and the bodywork is impeccable. There are many tasteful upgrades that make this car a Triumph enthusiast’s dream come true. You would be hard pressed to find a more completely restored automobile. In addition to the fantastic paint and body work, the mechanicals are top notch, with nearly every part rebuilt or replaced with parts from Moss Motors, the Roadster Factory, Good Parts and other well-known vendors.

The brakes are better than new, with stainless steel braided hoses, drilled and slotted rotors, new master cylinder and booster, silicone brake fluid, copper-nickel lines, finned drums, etc. The lighting system (Halogen) has been uprated with a headlight relay harness. A new Die-Hard was installed last week. As you might expect, the fuel lines were replaced, as was the windshield and convertible top. The cozy interior is quite nice, with new crash-pads, carpet, aftermarket center-console/arm-rest, visors, etc. The USB equipped Retro-Sound radio is powering the head-rest speakers in the oh-so comfortable Miata-sourced seats. A handsome 14 inch Motolita steering wheel complements the all wood dash-board. You are held safely in place by aircraft-style retractable seat-belts. The polyurethane tunnel and Dyna-Mat insulation keep noise to a minimum.

The engine has been rebuilt to better than original with a Richard Good GP2 cam, roller rockers, triple Stromberg carburetor conversion, spin-on oil filter, Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition and more. Naturally this car is very fast, yet quite tractable. Oil pressure is strong at all engine temperatures and the compression is 160 PSI on all cylinders. The engine stays cool with a modern thermostatically controlled electric fan powered by a Bosch alternator. The sound of the 2-1/2 liter six, routed through the Jet-Hot coated headers and Falcon stainless steel twin exhaust is exhilarating. The non-original Triumph TR6 all-synchro 4-speed+overdrive transmission was rebuilt by the Roadster Factory and was manufactured in 1972, making it one of the last of the coveted “A-type” overdrive gearboxes to leave Coventry.

The original frame has been replaced with a more substantial 1976 TR6 chassis that has been upgraded with differential and suspension reinforcement gussets. The suspension features Good-Parts adjustable trailing-arm brackets and Nylatron bushings throughout. The car rides on performance springs with Koni shocks in front and heavy-duty Armstrong dampers in the back. Handling is further enhanced by the 205/65/15 Goodyear Eagles mounted on 7 inch Konig Rewind mag wheels. A new spare is in the boot. The original seats, tracks and air-cleaner are available. The front and rear bumpers have never been re-chromed and while very nice, are not up to the high standard of the rest of the car. The fancy and overpriced headlights have developed a haze and one is cracked. I think the hood could be adjusted to fit better. (Sorry, Bob)

This Triumph TR250 won’t make you look like Tom Selleck, but it will certainly make you feel like Magnum PI!