Sunday, 22 January 2012

Triumph 2000 MkI Anyone?

After a lot of thought, I've decided to part with my 2000. I bought it 4 years ago, hoping it would be big enough to fit Callum and Chloe in the back, but to be honest, with the driver's seat all the way back, and the way kid's car seats are so blinking massive, there's really not much room left to make it a comfortable experience.

It's a 1969 MkI 2000 in Slate Grey with a red leather interior. During my ownership, the car has been transformed into a really useable car with the following modifications -

  • Static rear seat belts (inertia reels already up front)
  • Motolita leather rimmed steering wheel
  • Superflex bushes at the rear
  • New rear springs and shocks
  • New boot carpet
  • New 15" x 6J Minilite rims
  • Alternator conversion
  • J Type overdrive gearbox conversion from Canley Classics (originally auto)
  • Replacement cylinder head from Canley Classics
  • Chris Witor stainless steel exhaust system (manifold still the original cast item)
  • New rear lights
The car has just passed it's MOT requiring new steering rack gaiters and a wheel bearing that I just fitted.

Back in 2008 the car completed the RBRR, with footage of the entire event recorded time-lapse style compressing 48 hours of driving down to just 1 hour. (Thanks to my co-driver Mark). Video here -

We're down Wiltshire way (M4 J16/17). If you're interested, let us know. You can drop us an email at

Here's a few pics from during my ownership, I'll try and upload some recent ones in a day or two...

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