Triumph 2000 Roadster 1949

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Lot No: 67

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster 76,896 (Not Warranted) £29000 + buyers premium


When we went to Somerset to view this car, we were astounded by its unbelievable condition. The car has been completely restored by the two previous owners and there are hundreds of photographic records documenting all of the work that was carried out. We cannot emphasise how beautiful this car is. The interior, the dickey seats, the wood work, under the bonnet, everything has been renewed. The leather has been reupholstered in stunning green hide. Mechanically, the car has been completely overhauled, overdrive has also been fitted which makes it a very useful long distance touring car.
The history file from the previous owner is about 3 inches thick and includes letters and bills going back to 1965. The vendor has kept his own separate file of work which has been carried out during his ownership. Also included is the original triumph handbook which cost 5 shilling and lubrication chart.
From what we can gather from bills and letters in the history file, the car was sold as Southampton Motor Auctions, lot number 105, on 9th October 1965 for £20 to a Mr Hoad. He kept the vehicle until 29th April 1999. The car was then purchased by a Mr Priest who paid £1600 as a restoration project. A letter written by Mr Hoad to the next keeper is included. Mr Priest, we believe, started the restoration but unfortunately passed away, the car was then sold to Mr D Sharp who continued the restoration. Sadly not long after he finished the car, Mr Sharp also passed away and the vendor purchased the car. The vendor is now only selling the vehicle as he is in his 80’s and poor health means he can no longer drive it. The car is finished in Champagne with striking contrasting dark green leather upholstery.

Auctioneers notes: I think one would be very hard pressed to find another Triumph roadster in this condition. It truly is a credit to the Gentleman who restored the car, the attention to detail is amazing. We also have a box of magazines of which many feature the car and she is often shown on the front cover. Available for viewing from 27th March.


Full Details:

Lot No. 67
Auction 28th April 2017 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Triumph
Vehicle Model 2000 Roadster
Year of Manufacture 1949
Mileage 76,896 (Not Warranted)
Registration KLK304
Date first Registered 18-01-1949
Chassis Number TRA397
Engine Number V575F4E
Estimated Sale Price £18,000 - 19,500

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