The TR2 was the first, true post-war Triumph sports car. The TR3 of 1955 was simply an evolution, whilst the TR4 signaled the end of one era—and the beginning of another. A completely new body featured wind-up windows, and while the purists howled, everyone else rejoiced. Visually identical to the Michelotti styled TR4, the TR5 hid the main differences under the body, the most significant of which was its engine. The 2.5-litre fuel-injected six developed around 150 bhp; at the time, fuel injection (or PI, petrol injection, as it was sometimes called) was uncommon in road cars. Triumph claimed in their sales brochure that it was the "First British production sports car with petrol injection." The new straight-six could propel the TR5 from zero to 50 mph in just 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 125 mph.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
150 bhp, 2,498 cc inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent rear suspension, and front disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,240 mm.
Source: RM Auctions
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