Triumph TR8  Drop Head Coupe

TypeDHC USA Spec.
Manufactured18/08/1981
Registration NumberOAV 576W
Chassis/VIN NumberSATPV4587BA******
Original Engine Number14E00458
Replacement Engine NumberSD1
Body Colour and codeSilver Leaf MME
Interior Trim Colour and codeBlue Velour JMN

Originally this was built as a P.E.D. vehicle (Personal Export Derivative) and was sold in the UK to an American Army Airforce Officer to return with him to the USA when his tour of duty ended. Whilst in the USA it was upgraded to include an SD1 engine, Holley carburettor to replace the two Stromberg carburettors and special exhaust manifolds. It was re-imported into the UK in 1999 and converted to Right Hand Drive using a manual steering rack in place of its original power rack. Further upgrades included four pot calliper brakes, Koni Shock absorbers, UK spec front and rear bumpers, a new gearbox and 14" wheels. As part of the sale, a Lenham hardtop is included but will require some renovation.

The current owner bought it in 1999 and since that date it has been regularly serviced by a trained mechanic. The car comes complete with a large number of spare parts including the LHD Power rack and some of the items to convert it back to Stromberg carburettors. There is a complete and detailed history with the car from the day that it was built.

For more information on body and mechanical condition.

Contact Bruce French on 01945 440394.

Viewing by appointment, in Spalding Lincolnshire.

Price £16,000 o.n.o with the spares included.