Triumph TR51967 - 1969
The Triumph TR5 was a roadster sports car built for a 13-month period between August 1967 and September 1968 by the Triumph Motor Company in Coventry, England.
Visually identical to the Michelotti styled TR4, the TR5 hid the main differences under the body. The most significant change from the TR4 was the 2.5-litre straight-6 fuel-injected engine, developing around 145 hp (145 bhp), and which was carried forward to the TR6. A carburetted version of the TR5 named Triumph TR250was manufactured during the same period, to be sold in place of the fuel injected car on the North American market.
At the time, fuel injection (or PI petrol injection, as it was sometimes then called) was uncommon in road cars. Triumph claimed in their sales brochure that it was the "First British production sports car with petrol injection".
In 1968, the basic price of the TR5 in the UK was £1,260 including taxes, with wire wheels being another £38, overdrive £60 and a tonneau cover another £13.
The TR5 was produced in small numbers when compared with the later TR6, with just 2,947 units produced; the first car was assembled on 29 August 1967 and the last on 19 September 1968. Of these, 1,161 were destined for the UK market, the remainder being LHD TR5s and going to France, Belgium and Germany amongst others. In a similar period 8,484 TR250s were built for the U.S market. In the first quarter of 2011 there were approximately 410 licensed and 74 SORN TR5s registered with the DVLA.
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