TRIUMPH TR250 1968 - One year only, low production Triumph
- Make: Triumph
- Model: Other
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 77,829
- VIN: clxxxx
- Color: White
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Triumph Other
Triumph fans, this is your chance to buy a TR250 at a price you can afford. It does need restoration, but it's all there and all original, savefor one repaint in it's original white color.
Overall Good Points: The best thing about this car is how original it has remained over the past 48 years. The car has it's original engine, transmission and differential. There is no sign of the car ever having been in any major accidents. In fact, the only thing I found was some minor body work to the lip around the left-rear fender. The car rolls onfour original wheels and also has it'soriginal spare (currently mounted on the front right. The hard to find Rostyle hubcaps are present as is the original jack. The seats are original and in great shape. The dash pad and wood dashboardare deteriorated, but all the original gauges are present. The engine turns over easily and even has the original yellow striped hoses (whichby the way are not painted on butinstead made up of bands of yellow and black rubber). I recommend a complete teardown and rebuild of the car. It's a pretty rare model and a beautiful car and it deserves a job well done.
Rust:Let's get the ugly stuff out of the way first. There is rust on the bulkhead and battery tray area. There is rust ontherocker panels and door sills, thoughthe inner rockers appear to be in good shape. The top of the rear fenders, the deck lid panel and the trunk lidalso have rust. However, all are repairable and repair panelsections are readily available. The inside of the trunk and spare tire well are in remarkably good shape, with just one rust hole on the right shelf. The leading edge and rear corners of the hood have rust. I don't know if this is worth repairing as TR4 hoods are not difficult to find and replacement may be the better option. The right floor pan is badly rusted, but the driver side is fairly solid and could be saved. The doors have some rust as well.
Frame: Unlike the body, the frame looks to be very solid. Even the trailing arm cross member areas, which are typically shot, appear to be very sound. The car retains it's original lever shocks. There is no sign of any frame damage or prior repairs.
Engine: The engine is complete and original right down to the hoses and ignition coil. It does turn over, but I did not want to try and start it without a thorough going over and pre-lube. The hoses although present and hardened and breaking apart and thewater pump is difficult to turn.
Transmission/Rear End: I have never driven the car so I do not know the condition of the transmission or the differential.
I have many more photographs of the car. If you would like to see any particular area, please feel free to ask and I will gladly photograph it. Alsoif any TR250 owners want to see a particular area of the car for historical reference, please feel free ask.
Please note that I ama car enthusiast and vintage cars are simply my hobby.I rarely sell any of my cars because I don't have any need to. I've priced thiscar according to my own research.Please feel free to make an offer if you feel it's worth less than my asking price. However, please be aware that I am not a highly motivatedseller. I've had many Triumphs and always wanted a TR250 but couldn't afford it. I feel my askingprice givesbuyers enough room to invest the time and money required and still be on the winning side of the value range. However, ifthe buyeris planningto have someone do the work for them, theymay be better off buying one that is already rebuilt. But,if you are the type of person that enjoys working onvintage cars and takes pride in being able to say "I built it", then this may be your chance.
Per Hagerty.com, a concours TR250 is $53k, Excellent is $35k, Good is $22k, and Fair is $14,500.