Triumph 2000 Historic Rally Car
Triumph 2000 1968 MK1 Historic Rally Prepared, Styled on The Original Factory Competition Cars.
Exceptionally well-prepared Historic Rally Car, Finish results and class placements shows a successful and competitive car, Understood to have competed in popular rallies, multiple times in the Le Jog / Monte-Carlo, the most Recent being 2022, FIVA Registered. extreamly popular with organisers and eligible for a wide range of events.
As soon as the 1,000th Triumph 2000 rolled off the lines in late 1963, the Competition Department at Triumph were ready with their Homologation papers. They knew it was a strong car and with the right power would be very competitive on the International Rally scene.
The works built and campaigned four cars, consecutively registered AHP 424 to AHP 427, notching up a good deal of success. The handling was great and reliability excellent.
The car offered for sale is not a 'works car', but carries the appropriate number AHP 1B and has been built to modern UK Historic Road Rally spec, drawing the best from those Works cars and subsequent developments.
Starting life as a 'late shell' 1968 UK RHD 2000 Auto, it was chosen for the task thanks to its solid bodywork. The initial transformation was undertaken by TR Enterprises, with detailed bills on file for a shade under £40,000....parts coming to £14,360 and over £25,000 of labour quite some years back.
The work list was extensive and exhaustive, with full rebuilds of suspension and brakes, rally prep including race seats, full rally timing system, full roll-cage and sump guard.
The engine was built to 2.5-specs (2599cc) and has a billet steel crank, Carillo rods, main-bearing strap kit, baffled sump, a lightened flywheel (6kg inc ring gear), fully balanced, ARP studs and an 8.5" competition clutch. Forged pistons,
The head has been flowed and fitted with unleaded seats, bigger valves and the engine has a 2TR cam and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. Three DCOE Weber carbs cast alloy manifold, high torque starter, tubular exhaust manifold, twin coils etc....
The engine is mated to a four-speed box and a Competition A-Type overdrive, competition propshaft and a Quaife TRANS X diff with LSD (4.55:1). It also has GKN competition drive shafts.
A further £10,000 has been spent over the last few years keeping it competitive....a rolling road printout from April 2021 showing 210bhp following an engine re-fresh. A fantastic oportunity to purchase a well sorted / prepared car at a fraction of the cost of building one .
The huge file includes all of the invoices that have gone into making this such a competitive package. The previous owner stated ! that it's something a bit different that gets entries at a multitude of exclusive events - aided no doubt by the AHP registration. Multiple Magazine write ups following events in the Six appeal several page spreads. Very Much a Followed car through the Historic Rally Scene. Everything shown in the photos is present with the vehicle. Personally having many years of historic motor racing experience racing a wide range of cars on UK and European Circuits carrying out race preparation, i look around this car and can see why the Triumph has been so successful. Already i have clocked up a few miles around our country lanes.
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