The Triumph TR series is one of the great success stories in the history of the sports car and many would say that the TR5 is the pick of the line. It was a development of the TR4A which, in turn, was based on the TR3A chassis, but with independent rear suspension and styling by Giovanni Michelotti. The TR5 had Triumph’s 2.5-litre straight-six engine which gave 150 bhp and 168 lb/ft torque which translated into 120 mph (0-60 mph in 8.8 seconds) with a very flexible mid-range. This car has the two most desirable options, wire wheels and overdrive, the latter recently reconditioned.
Until 1991 it was owned by a Triumph collector and it has covered 84,000 kms from new. The engine has been rebuilt and once won a competition for the best sounding engine at a meeting in France. Finished in green with a light tan leather interior, it has the original seats and new carpets.