Triumph Sports Special
 
Triumph Sports Special
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Triumph Sports Special
Year 1968
Registration plate UK Road registered
Chassis Number FD13504
Engine Number FD1702HE
Engine Capacity 1300cc
Transmissions Manual with overdrive on 3rd & 4
Mileage 6087 miles
Body style Single seater
Interior color Tan
Exterior color Polished Aluminium
Seating capacity One
Wheels and Tyres Wire wheels
Asking Price £39,950
Built by a highly skilled helicopter engineer, commenced in 1999 and completed 5 years later. The English wheel used was from Westlands in Somerset, prior to that it was a wheeling machine used to make WW2 Spitfires. The under pinning's of this Special are a 1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3.
 
 
 
A very well made motor car that has styling lines similar to the pre war and early post war era single seater race cars. The attention to detail in the coachwork is superb ,and it is UK road legal (during daylight hours). It even caught the eye of the late Sterling Moss who saw the car exhibited at the NEC Classic show in 2017 and signed the rear firewall. Further pictures are available which will show the excellent workmanship as well as video's of the car driving. These can be sent on request.
 
Inspired by the pre war single seater race car and hand crafted using traditional coachbuilding techniques. Well thought out construction , the engine and gearbox can be removed without removal of the body to access.
 
 
 
Nicely laid out single seater cockpit, with a tan leather seat from a Triumph TR2 , a wood rimmed Motolita steering wheel , and a very visible dash laid out with cream faced instruments.
 
The Triumph based special has had all the mechanical components rebuilt, to include the rolling chassis , engine and gearbox. The engine has been lightened and balanced and is the more desirable FD engine. Having only covered 6000 miles it is all in good order
 
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