Triumph TC 2500 S 1978
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Impressive looks¦Impressive Engineering¦if you think this classic car looks inviting, you should see the price tag!
These are the last big Triumph's – a truly awesome loking classic, that represents a pinnacle in over a decade of Triumph engineering development. Yet, it still retained the original touches of walnut, where others made do with plastic.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Four owners from new – first for 24 years, second for 11 years¦this car has the smoothness and silence of the old 2000TC, the performance of the 2500TC, and a little extra refinement of its own.
- The engine is a long-stroke six-cylinder of 2,498 c.c. It is, an old-style iron engine, that gives adequate performance in conjunction with a four-speed gearbox having overdrive on third and top.
- The power is delivered smoothly and quietly, helped by good sound insulation.
- The gears are changed by a substantial non-spring-loaded lever with long movements. It is a pleasant car to use unhurriedly, and the very convenient flick-switch for bringing in overdrive is on the lever's knob.
- The clutch is smooth, the disc/drum servo single-circuit brakes also smooth, light and progressive. The central handbrake has an enormous grip and small movements.
- Comfort is the key-note of this big Triumph. The seats are large and well padded, the steering column adjusts for rake, and there is ample ventilation from side eyeball and central adjustable fresh-air grilles.
- The trim is simulated leather and walnut cappings on doors and facia. Pile carpets, well fitted, add the required touch of luxury.
- There is a vintage look about the facia, with scattered instruments on a wood background. A clock, with seconds hand on the left is augmented by heat, voltage and fuel-level gauges and the matching, white-digit Smiths speedometer and tachometer. The circular Triumph warning-lights cluster and the rotary lamps'-switch extending from the steering-column are retained, as are the two control-stalks.
- All knobs are large and well symbolled, the three-spoke steering wheel has a leather-covered rim, quarter-lights are provided in the front doors, and the new 2500S looks every inch a Triumph, although the new-style cast-alloy wheels and the new badge with emphasis on the "S", single it out.
- The all-independent coil-spring suspension gives an easy ride on normal roads and the power steering, if a little vague, allows three turns from lock-to-lock to be used, for quick response, with a small turning-circle.
- The engine does not belie its ancient ancestry unless well and truly extended and at 120kph on a Motorway the engine speed drops to 2,650 r.p.m. if overdrive is engaged, a very restful pace.
- The pedals are large but wide-spaced.
- The heater on the central console has sensible and nicely-contrived controls.
- Stowage is provided on under-facia shelves and in a lockable, wood-lidded cubby hole.
- Condition is mint – photos say it all.
For those who appreciate a car of crisp Michelotti outward styling, combined with a vintage specification and interior, the Triumph 2500S is the one to look for.
Good examples are becoming very hard to come by nowadays – definitely an appreciating classic.
PRICE FIRM – Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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