Triumph TR5

Brand Triumph
Model TR5
Color Blue
Transmission Manuel 4 gears + overdrive
Pk 150 ch
Mileage 35,000 km (read)
Year 1968
Price 54.000 €

The Triumph TR5 was built over 13 months between August 1967 and September 1968 by the Triumph Motor Company in Coventry, UK.

Visually identical to the Michelotti-styled TR4, the TR5 hid the main differences beneath the bodywork, and the most important of these was the engine. The TR5 was powered by a fuel-injected 2.5-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine developing around 150 hp (112 kW). This engine was taken over by the TR6.

At the time, fuel injection (or PI, as it was sometimes called) was not widely used in road cars. So much so that Triumph claimed in its sales brochure that it was “the first British production sports car with fuel injection – PI”. This engine could propel the TR5 from 0 to 80 km/h in just 6.5 seconds, and up to a top speed of 200 km/h.

Standard equipment included front disc brakes, independent rear suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a four-speed gearbox. Available options included an overdrive, wire wheels and a hardtop with removable roof panel – known as the “Surrey Top”.

The TR5 was produced in smaller numbers than the TR6, with just 2,947 units produced – the first car being assembled on August 29, 1967 and the last on September 19, 1968. Of these, 1,161 were destined for the UK market, the rest being TR5 LHDs for France, Belgium and Germany, among others. Over the same period, 8,484 TR250s were built for the US market.

The TR250, built at the same time for the North American market, was almost identical to the TR5. However, due to price pressure and anti-pollution regulations, the TR250 was equipped with two Zenith-Stromberg carburetors rather than the Lucas injection system, and developed 111 hp (81 kW), 39 hp less than the TR5.

This is one of the first examples produced, equipped with all the original options: Surrey Top, Overdrive and Wire Wheels. It has been completely restored “frame off” (photo file available) in its original “Valencia Blue” color (unique for TR5s) and, for the pleasure of your ears, is equipped with a stainless steel exhaust system.

More than 20.000€ of recent restoration :

  • New paintwork with separation of chassis and bodywork
  • Revision of injection in England
  • Refurbished upholstery (seats)
  • New stainless steel exhaust system
  • Revised gearbox
  • New clutch


Last roadworthiness test on 18/5/2022 blank