Cheesey? Is that you?
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Beauty. BRG and looks to be in great condition.
"These are questions for wise men with skinny arms." - Khal Drogo
2011 Rossetti Vertigo w/ SRAM Rival 16.1lbs
Love Triumphs. My favorites are the TR3 & TR4. I had the cash in my pocket for a 1960 TR3- $1100. Guy backed on the deal because "I want my granddaughter to learn to drive in that car". His granddaughter was 8 months old. Perhaps it was just as well.
The one I posted is a little special
We started with a decent 1969 TR6 and after much measuring we decided to utilize the RB25DET powerplant from Nissan. These motors were original equipment in Nissan Skyline GTR's and are well noted for their ability to make major horsepower while also delivering rock solid reliability. They are also 2.5 liter inline sixes, which is the same configuration as the stock Triumph powerplant. We thought we were pretty smart deciding to swap the same layout motor as the original but it proved to present an enormous amount of packaging challenges, especially considering that we could not add hood scoops or air ducts or flares or anything like that. We had to use an aftermarket Greddy intake manifold and Infiniti Q45 throttle body. All the turbo piping was custom built as well, and the intercooler and radiator are also custom built units. The steering column and firewall were modified to clear the turbo and custom made downpipe but the column retains a totally stock appearance in the cockpit. The lower pulley on the motor is also a one off piece, and the rack was moved slightly as well. Of course, there are many other modifications to make all this work correctly.
The rear suspension consists of a center section from an Infintit Q45 with 3.54 gears and a viscous limited slip. The center portion of the frame was heavily modified to accept this lump and we used heavy duty CV joints with one off adapter plates on the inboard side. The stock rear springs and lever shocks were swapped in favor of pair of QA1 fully adjustable coil overs and the rear brakes are Wilwood calipers and 300ZX discs with Airheart spot calipers for emergency brakes. We made our own coil over kit and polished the lower control arms for an extra nice touch. The front suspension was totally redone with new lowering springs, new shocks, oversize disc brakes with Toyota four pot calipers, and adjustable everything. the wheels are 16" Panasports all around.
I had one, a 1969 TR6. It was quite the money pit.
Nice looking car though.....makes me want my old Fiat 124 spyder back.
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Special is putting it mildly!
That's a lot of mods. Wonder why he's getting rid of the car? Might be a case of diminishing returns. Probably could pick up a BMW Z4 for about the same price and have a car that works better
I'm getting a little too sensible in my advancing years.
Chris,if you noticed none of the Triumphs pictured above are moving/running.
If you really need to connect with your English heritage,buy an umbrella and bowler(they are more functional) or have dinner at Arthur Treachers.