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This very original Triumph 2500 TC Saloon has only covered 46000 miles from new. The car still retains its original windscreen sticker, dealer folder and passport to service book. USC 137R was supplied by Heron Rossleigh in Kirkcaldy, Fife on the 22nd October 1976. The supplying dealer carried out the first two services at 1105 and 3293 miles. Further service stamps in the passport to service book are recorded at 7130, 15250, 21981, 26621 and 28719 miles in 1986. By 1995 the Triumph had covered 32880 miles and the oldest MOT we have is dated 23rd April 1996 with 33146 miles. Between 1996 and 2007 the Triumph covered just 1600 miles but in the past nine years USC 137R has covered almost 11500 miles taking the mileage to almost 46000.
We have supplied the car to several customers over recent years. We previously sold the Triumph to a West Yorkshire based Barrister and prior to that it was driven to us faultlessly from Lancashire. Since first selling the car in 2013 it has covered in the region of 4500 miles. When we originally bought the car in 2013, it was driven to us from Northampton so we are confident in driving this car a long distance. Prior to previously selling the car, we fully serviced it and fitted a new steering rack, new track rod ends, new water pump, viscose fan, rear wheel cylinders, replaced various brake pipes, brake shoes, brake adjusters and half shaft spending well over £1000 including parts and labour. As a result, the Triumph drives superbly with excellent performance. In recent years the 2500 TC has had the engine stripped down and rebuilt with new main bearings. The crankshaft was also checked and polished and a new crankshaft oil seal fitted (front and rear). The Triumph has really nice paintwork as a result of a re-paint a few years back. The body was totally stripped down, repaired with new metal as necessary and re-painted in the cars original colour of Tahiti Blue. One rear wheel arch, passenger door bottom section, lower wings and rear panel were all repaired with new metal and as a result the Triumph very well. Looking around the car there are some light blisters to the front arches and the odd minor blemish, but no serious rust issues and the car is structurally very good and sound underneath.
USC 137R still retains its delightful original upholstery. The cloth seats, door cards, carpets and headlining are all original and present in lovely, nicely aged condition. The interior clearly indicates the car has had careful owners and shows what an original car this really is. The engine bay is tidy and original; the boot area very clean and as previously mentioned the car drives superbly with an excellent rebuilt engine and perfect four speed gearbox with overdrive.