1981 Triumph TR8 PED 3.5 EFI from Australia and New Zealand
The best car I've ever owned
Distributor - upgraded to newer version. Otherwise no other major issues, but the brakes need to be upgraded as they will fade under heavy use.
Fun, fun, fun.
It never disappoints and is a joy to drive. The journalists got it right when they first road tested this car. Cars of the same age have no chance unless they cost 4 times more.
It all starts with the sound; not too loud but just enough to let everyone know it's not to be messed with. Out on the road, the torque in third and fourth is fantastic and top speed is more than enough at 217+ kph.
This car is a rare PED version. Only 39 were built and were to European specs, so no strangling emissions gear to ruin the performance. It also has air-con and 15" wheels.
I'm amazed at how many people comment on the car. They obviously are aware that there was a TR8 but have never seen one.
But what amazes me is the price at which these vehicles can be bought for. Being so rare and with such exhilarating performance, they should be much, much more expensive. Anyone wanting a real classic at an affordable price should get a TR8.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th October, 2020