Triumph Mk1 PI Saloon Review from Australia and New Zealand

1968 Triumph Mk1 PI Saloon 2.5

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired117896 miles
Most recent distance118040 miles

Summary:

Very rare, very fast and a complete bargain - if you can find one!!

Faults:

Everything apart from the motor, gearbox, diff and suspension!!!

General Comments:

When I got the old thing it was in need of a major restoration.

Rust had eaten the sills, guards, valance, door skins, left front floor and quite a few other panels. It's taken 9 months to get it to where it is now and there's still a load of work to do, but I've got a Warrant Of Fitness (WOF) for it now so I've been driving it around with 6 different paint colours, and it's going really well. At the moment the motor and gearbox are out and I'm painting the engine bay.

The sound of the straight-6 is great, helped by a 2.5 inch exhaust pipe. And with the overdrive it's even better!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2001

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review