Classic Sports Car

CAUGHT IN THE CLASSIFIED­S

Two cars for sale now at www.classicand­sportscar.com

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TRIUMPH 2000 Mk1

Year 1969 Recorded mileage 20,000

Price £9500 Vendor Paul Yeomans, Cornwall (private sale); 07721 192445

For Handsome and very original

Against Strong money, but rare in this state

If our feature car has you yearning for a highly original and unmolested Mk1 2000, this could be just the ticket. Believed to be the only car in the UK finished in Smoke Grey, it was built in South Africa before coming to Britain a few years ago via Portugal. With a desirable manual overdrive ’box, and a very tidy engine bay and interior, it looks to be in factory spec bar the recent addition of rear seatbelts plus electronic ignition and some rally-style front spotlamps.

TRIUMPH 2.5 PI Mk2

Year 1973 Recorded mileage 34,650

Price £8-12,000 Vendor Manor Park Classics, Cheshire; 0161 697 5223; manorparkc­lassics.com For Unique history; remarkable condition Against Not for originalit­y freaks

This fascinatin­g PI looks set to be one of the stars of the inaugural Manor Park Classics sale, on 27 April. Formerly owned – and set up by – Triumph road test and developmen­t engineer Gordon Birtwistle, the 2.5 has been restored and extensivel­y tweaked to give quality to match its provenance. The engine has been tuned, the suspension poly-bushed, and there are Nissan driveshaft­s behind its Compomotiv­e rims. Very cool, but don’t forget the 15% buyers’ premium.

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