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1968 Triumph TR 250 Serial Number 4494

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Lead photograph of 1968 Triumph TR 250 Serial Number 4494

Specifications

Make   Triumph Model   TR 250
Year   1968 Serial #   4494-L
Engine #   CC/4457-E VIN   
Engine Type   2,498 cc, inline-six cylinder Chassis Type   Steel Ladder
Build Sequence #    Number Built   8,484
Body Type   Roadster Body Builder   Triumph
First Owner   US Serviceman in Spain Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1968 Triumph TR 250 s/n 4494-L, from new in black with red leather, black top, air conditioning. Nicely restored by Triumph guru Dennis Wilson. 1968 Triumph TR 250 s/n 4494-L is a rust-free, damage-free Arizona car that was restored to its original colors and condition by Dennis Wilson of Wilson Motors of Washington, Missouri only two years ago. TR 250 s/n 4494-L is a matching numbers car. The black with red on TR 250 s/n 4494-L a very rare and attractive special-ordered color combination. The dealer installed A/C is a unique and user-friendly option. TR 250 s/n 4494-L shows well, with excellent panel fit, near new high quality paintwork and obvious attention to detail in the restoration. All chrome, trim and lenses are excellent. The interior presents extremely well, with near new upholstery and carpets. The dashboard is equally nice, with excellent dash pad, instruments, and switches. The dash face wood appears as new and was redone with the correct level of gloss. The engine compartment is extremely clean, having been fully restored when the car was apart. The inner fenders and firewall are extremely clean, as is the engine itself. It is nicely detailed and reflects the quality and thoroughness of the restoration. The underbody and all inner panels are finished in their original black paint, the suspension and brakes were recently rebuilt, and the spare is a new and correct chrome wire. The car is a joy to drive. It is an exceptionally solid example with none of the rattles that typically characterize the British sports car experience. The motor is potent yet still tractable with none of the peakiness or raggedness that characterizes hot-rodded motors and all the controls, gauges and switches work as they should. The transmission shifts very well and the suspension and steering are tight. Comes with an original owner’s manual, a new knock-off hammer, the correct wire wheel spare, its framed heritage certificate and it still carries the original body data tag confirming the unique color combination. It must be one of the best driving TR 250s available in the US and embodies all of the pleasurable aspects of vintage car ownership. Smog exempt in most states.

History

1968, 10 Apr., build date. Delivered new with a heater, black tonneau cover, 185 x 15 Goodyear redband tires, a mph speedometer and air conditioning as a dealer installed extra.

1968, 26, Apr., shipped from North Quay, London Dock aboard vessel "Pacheco" to Standard Triumph Iberica S.A. Bilbao, Spain, the Spanish Triumph importer. As a US spec. car it was probably sold new to a US serviceman based at the US Air Force SAC base at Torrejon (near Madrid) in Spain.

1968, June, first registered.

Imported to US.

2002, 02 July, title issued in ID.

2006, 04 May, title issued to Donald Waber, Green Valley, AZ.

2007, 27–29 Apr., British Car Days, Las Cruces, NM. Third in class. Don Waber.

2008, 28 Feb.–02 Mar., British Car Roundup, Rallye and Festival, Holiday Inn, Palo Verde, Tucson, AZ. Second in class, Don Waber.

Owned by Wilson Motor Company.

2011, 08 Feb., Certified Copy of Factory Record issued for TR 250 s/n 4494-L to Wilson Motor Company.

2012, 25, Oct., title issued to current owner, Longview, TX.

2015, July, on consignment with Mike and Colleen Sheehan’s Ferraris-online.com.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.