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 Post subject: 1974 Toledo 4 door
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:00 pm 
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My beautiful original 1974 Triumph Toledo 4-door is up for sale. French Blue with a grey interior. It has done under 36,000 miles. I have owned this car for 8 years and put very few miles on it.
Mechanically, it drives perfectly. The previous owner was fastidious and replaced anything that was slightly worn out. The brakes have been completely overhauled and a stainless steel exhaust has been fitted. He also changed the speedometer, as the original didn't show the correct speed. Consequently the speedo reads less than 6000 miles. I have the original speedo showing 29745 miles.
Interior. The carpets are a little faded, but otherwise the interior is almost like new. There is a small mark on the front passenger seat. It has recoil seatbelts fitted front and rear.
The car was originally registered by the dealer, Mann Egerton, presumably as a demonstrator and has a radio fitted, but not wired in. There is a Mann Egerton sticker on the back window.
Bodywork. What lets the car down is its paintwork, which is completely flat. This could be polished out to a degree to improve it, but really the car needs to be re-painted. There are two or three areas of surface rust, but otherwise the bodywork is immaculate. It would be easy to sort these areas of rust, but left as they are you can see how insignificant they are. The previous owner had the near-side chassis leg replaced. The battery sits on this, and when the original owner gave up driving the car was left unused for a few years. Battery acid had caused the chassis leg to rust. This is the only welding that the car has had and the local garage were very impressed with the condition of the car. The car has had rust-proofing wax injected into the sills, doors and other box sections.
There is loads of history with the car, from the original bill of sale, service passbook, MOTs, receipts, Heritage certificate and club magazine articles about the car.
I really don't want to sell this car. It is such a lovely car, but I have promised my wife I will reduce my Triumph fleet! If it doesn't sell I will happily keep it in the barn I rent (actually would she ever know?)
The car is located in East Lothian, south east Scotland. I bought it from Weston-super-Mare and drove it home, so no complaints about it being too far away!!
I am looking for £2,500 or very close offer.

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Toledo 4 door
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:21 am 
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Why do wives and girlfriends do this?

I didn't realise how lucky I was with Susie, who at one time had a 1500HL, an 1850HL and a 1300fwd and cared less how many cars I had, so long as she could have as many cats!


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Toledo 4 door
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:00 am 
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Well, I do have a TR3, a Herald restoration project, my wife's Morris Traveller, our two every-day cars, my son's Fiesta and I have just bought a Triumph 1300 fwd. Yesterday a neighbour gave us her car for our daughter to learn to drive in. I think that makes nine cars, and I did kind of say that if I bought the 1300 I would sell the Toledo and Herald!!
Oh yes, my life is made a misery by three cats wrecking everything I try to do!

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Toledo 4 door
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Either the photos are misleading, Nick, or that car is French Blue, not Wedgewood (which is a much lighter shade and a bit old to be on a 74 car anyway, Wedgewood was dropped from the range early in 72)
Whatever, one of my favourite colour combos, French Blue and the rare-ish grey trim! GLWTS!

Steve

Edit, senior moment, it SAYS French blue! Where the **** did I get Wedgewood from???? Ignore me, i'll go back and cower in my corner!

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Toledo 4 door
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:43 am 
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Thanks Steve,
You had me worried there!!
It is a fantastic car, but the paint just isn't waterproof any longer. It is listed on eBay now, but I secretly hope it doesn't sell!!
Nick

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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Toledo 4 door
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:36 am 
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:D Morning! Thinking about your Toledo, is it a 1300 or a 1500?


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 Post subject: Re: 1974 Toledo 4 door
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:24 pm 
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Hi,
It is a standard 1300cc.
It is still available and I will put it through an MOT before I sell it now.
You are welcome to have a look at it some time.
Nick

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