1969 Triumph 2000 mk 2 2.0 inline 6
A British bulldog in oxford tweed
Replaced all the door panels the bonnet and trunk lids due to rust.
Replaced the air filter system with dual mini pod filters to increase airflow.
Added a 6-3-1 exhaust system with 2 cobys instead of 3 silencers to complement the new air intakes.
Re calibrated the Stromberg carburettors.
A 2500 was my first car ever, and I wanted to get a 2000 or 2.5 in good condition to keep.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the robust nature of the engine and components - this car started with no problems after a year of disuse.
The interior is pure British class, with golden wood panelling, chrome and maroon leather - hardly any plastic.
Comfort seems to be the main theme of the 2000, with a steady ride and good suspension complementing the spacious cabin.
Of course, as a thirty-plus-year-old sedan it lacks the pace of modern cars, but more than makes up for it with simple, sturdy engineering, clean Michelotti designed lines and a crisp almost aircraft-like sound.
All in all the 2000 is a distinctive ride with considerable style, and perfect for anyone who is prepared to put in the time to restore one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2006
20th Aug 2008, 10:19
An accurate assessment of one of the best kept secrets of the Classic Car movement. I've owned a Triumph 2000 for many years and it continues to offer reliable motoring with class and style. Robust yet sophisticated engineering gives a modern feel and underlines how advanced 2000's were when released over 40 years ago.
Specialists keep these classics well supplied in spares while the enthusiast home mechanic can easily work on them or locate any number of British car mechanics to do the job.
Entry level prices are low with top examples changing hands for reasonable prices.
If you want a practical classic that is rewarding to own and drive the Triumph 2000 is perfect.