1949 Triumph Roadster 'Klute' reluctantly For Sale
Model: Triumph Roadster 2000
Engine: TR 3A, 2150cc, Twin SU Carbs. (original engine Vanguard 2000)
Ownership: Current owner 17, previous owner 33 years
Mileage: Total unknown. 45k with current engine
Badge Bar: AA, RAC and Triumph Roadster Club
Mascot: Replica 1907 RAC Badge Patron Edward VII
1948–1949; 4000 Roadster 2000’s manufactured of which 1/3 were exported. Model as seen in the popular ‘Bergerac’ series.
1972; purchased by previous owner as a ‘tatty runner’ and worked on over the years. TR 3 engine purchased, rebuilt and installed to make ‘Klute’ a reliable runner for personal and special events hire.
1974; new upholstery retaining original bench seat and re-wired
1975; new sills, with steel frame strengthening to reduce ‘scuttle shake’ (successfully)
1977-1979; suspension rebuilt, new steering box, brakes overhauled using Kunifer piping
1982; new and much improved steering wheel
1987; re-sprayed burgundy red and some re-chroming
1992; Master cylinder rebuilt
1999; stainless tank fitted, and cylinder head converted to run on unleaded fuel
2008; complete re-spray blue, new hood, gearbox overhaul, exhaust and tank repaired, water temp and electric gauges fitted
2010; £2500 ‘classic specialist’ overhaul
2011-16; on-going service to ensure running
2016-19; garaged and unused following father’s passing
2019; complete service, cleaned and up and running
Price stated is guide only from auction. Viewing and offers encouraged.
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