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Registry: 1981 Triumph TR8



Rich Truett's 1981 Triumph TR8
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This TR8 is one of one -- the only TR8 built in Oporto Red Metallic. It's also one of 13 automatic TR8s built in 1981. The car came to me a complete mess.
The original engine was machined wrong during a failed rebuild by the previous owner. It was not worth rebuilding, so I am upgrading to a 3.9-liter to be built this winter by Mark LaGrue at D&D Fabrications North of Detroit.
I bought a ZF 4-speed automatic in England that came from a V-8 powered Sherpa van, so it fits right on to the 3.9-liter engine, no mods needed.
The body is being fixed and painted this fall.
She'll be better than new when I am done.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Rich Truett   [Rover827]
Location: Berkley, MI, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:404171
Model Year:1981
Build Date:1981-09-18
Original Colour:Oporto Red Metallic
Current Colour:Oporto Red Metallic
Odometer:89,000 miles
Body Code:Convertible
Engine Type:3.9-liter Rover V-8
Transmission:ZF 4HP22 (4-speed automatic)
Last Updated:2017-10-28 21:25:58

 

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-10-28 21:25:58

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jun 6, 2017 Rich Truett  USA Added to Registry (ID 40398)

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