1980 Triumph TR8 Convertible Project - No Reserve

1980 Triumph TR8 Base Convertible 2-Door

Technical specifications of Triumph TR8 1980

Price: -
Item location: Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
Make: Triumph
Model: TR8
Type: Convertible
Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
Year: 1980
Mileage: 78,000
Color: Red
Engine size: 3.5L V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This genuine factory Triumph TR8 was a bucket list item for a loving owner who recently passed away. Being sold by the widow of the owner, the car has been sitting unused and ignored for the past three years.
The Good
Body is excellent. It was media blasted and repaired with metal around 2013. No bondo, no rust.
Paint is PPG Deltron basecoat/clearcoat and is in excellent condition.
Top is very good. Also has boot cover and tonneau.
Seats, door panels, dash, etc are very good. Carpet is worn
Engine runs, has some performance upgrades (heads ported, mild cam, 4 barrel Holley carburetor, headers, Mallory distributor). It needs tuning and detailing. A new uninstalled 4 barrel Holley carb is included.
Suspension is very good with solid bushings, adjustable shocks, upgraded sway bars (1" front, 3/4" rear).
Roll bar
14" Panasports wheels.
The Bad
Clutch does not work properly. The master cylinder was recently replaced but did not fix the problem. When the old slave cylinder was removed, it was discovered that the clutch release rod is not properly connected.
Engine needs TLC. Old carburetor needs to be replaced with new included Holley. Old paint on aluminum valve covers and air cleaner is peeling.

Tire are old and worn
Fuel gauge bad. A new one is included.
Water temperature gauge is not original. A new correct one is included.
No power steering
Brake warning light sending unit is broken off and needs to be replaced.
Coolant warning light stays on - reason unknown.
Console cover is worn. A new cover and mounting hardware is included.
Brake rotors show surface rust - unknown if they need to be replaced or will come clean with use.

There is slight bubbling in the finish on the black bumpers.
Newer radio is installed but not secured properly.

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