This 1982 Triumph convertible is a stunning, time capsule example. This car has been meticulously cared for by its one and only owner from new. The car presents in beautifully in its original paint, Silverleaf with Blue cloth seating surfaces. Having only traveled a scant 27,714km (17,220 miles) the car still has that new feel. It is extensively documented with its original purchase documents along with meticulous service records. It is powered by its original Rover 215ci V8 and backed by a 5 speed manual gearbox. Tasteful upgrades include Huffaker suspension springs and sway bar, replacement of the original fuel injection with a 4 barrel carburetor and aluminum intake manifold, stainless steel exhaust headers and Panasport wheels with Khumo tires.
This Silverleaf over blue velour cloth TR8 was dispatched from the factory on Oct. 10, 1981, and it is by VIN number the 30th to the last TR8 built. It was sold to its original owner in April 1982 by Downtown Motors in Windsor, Ontario Canada and brought immediately to Michigan. This car is one of 70 Canadian market TR8s built with a 1982 model year VIN. As such, it has all of the final updates, upgrades and changes of the final year cars; the starter cooling duct, the different cloth on the door panels, the last iteration of the instrument panel, the VIN # stamped in the body panels and the mandatory Canadian rustproofing.
. It marks the end of an era of these wedge shaped sports cars. As Triumph advertised, “The shape of things to come”. The car has always been treated and maintained as a special part of automotive history. There is an extensive array of documentation with this car. It includes: the original purchase documentation, brochures, dealership display, manuals, service records, period documentation and more. The original wheels and original tires are also included with the car.
This TR8 received its latest comprehensive service in Oct. 2023 continuing its tradition of preventative maintenance and care. The car runs, drives and operates as it should and promises to transport the new owner back to 1982 for a drive to be remembered.