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 Post subject: 2500S
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:16 pm 
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Not a Dolomite or 1300/1500, but still a Triumph. Thought it might be interesting..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-TRIUMPH ... 0010.m2109


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 Post subject: Yes,....
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:39 am 
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It is indeed an interesting car Bill,
given that it is a South African built model.
The colour is unique to SA models I think.

There were a lot of locally produced parts fitted, (as there was on the Australian assembled models too).




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 Post subject: Re: 2500S
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:46 am 
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There was a very nice 2500 on the stand behind us at the NEC last week, imported from NZ with the very nice original colour of 'Spanish Olive'; it really suited the car, just as this one does.


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 Post subject: Re: 2500S
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There were as Mr xvi valve refers. .. NZ cars as well. Built locally in Nelson I believe. The colours of 2000's that I have seen in NZ, most I have never seen in the UK, the olive green being one of them. I noticed that the NZ cars also have 'rubbing strips' running along both sides as well.

t2000 = cool.


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 Post subject: Aye...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:43 am 
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There were 2000/2500 models assembled in BL's plant in Nelson well into 1979,
some two years after production stopped in the UK.
Throughout the run, NZ cars were offered in a range of colours different to UK cars.
However you could get a UK spec to special order (if you were patient enough), direct from the UK.


BL didn't assemble 2000s in Australia. A company in Melbourne, called AMC, built them along side Toyotas
which rather explains why they came in Toyota colours.
These was a fair lot of local content on these cars, certainly enough to avoid the high Australian import taxes.

Dolomites and Sprints were imported, which made them rather expensive and therefore may explain why only about 600 Sprints
were sold in total.




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 Post subject: Hmm......
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:44 pm 
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It didn't sell as the reserve was not met :( .





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 Post subject: Re: 2500S
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Relisted at £1500...


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 Post subject: Re: 2500S
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I'm sure my great uncle had at least one 2000 when I was a kid. He seemed to change his car quite regularly from memory, they were usually pretty knackered by the time he got them. I wish I'd taken more interest in his cars back then.

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 Post subject: Re: 2500S
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I took my driving test in a T2000, and had one for a few years so I'd love to have one again but 4 cars, 2 motorbikes and a motor boat is pushing it already. It's a lovely example and was tempted when I had a look but I'd say the seller is after £6k plus for it so too pricey for me.

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 Post subject: Re: 2500S
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You could have my blue mk 1 for a 1/3rd of that price

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