Thursday, March 26, 2015

5k: Low Cost Super 3.5: 1958 Triumph Custom Ford Power

What do you get when you combine a '58 Triumph title, a custom frame, a Ford Pinto 2.3 liter 4-banger, and finish it to look vaguely like a Lotus Seven?  I don't know, but it sure seems like a steal at this price.  Find this "1958 Triumph" Custom with Ford Power offered for $3,500 near Columbus, OH via craigslist.   Tip from Justin.



The chance that this thing has any Triumph DNA in it is very unlikely, but the seller seems to think so.  In 1958 Triumph sold two models in the USA, the swoopy TR3 roadster and the aging TR10 sedan, neither of which would make a good starting point for a Lotus Seven Replica.


Per the seller:
1958 Triumph has 2.3 Ford Engine, 5 speed transmission. This is a great little car. Has new tires. Fast. Plenty of power. Runs great. I am 72 years old and don't need anymore. No trade ins. CK area. 



5 comments:

  1. The saddest phrase I have read in a CL ad:

    "I am 72 years old and don't need [it] anymore"

    I sure hope he had his fun while it lasted. Looks like nice work, but it might have benefited from a closer reading of the LoCost manual.

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  2. This looks like how current Ford designers, hung up on tall beltlines and tubby bodies, would do a Lotus Seven.

    Don't get much chassis design info from the ad. Might be great, might suck like...well, I won't go there.

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  3. This looks like how current Ford designers, hung up on tall beltlines and tubby bodies, would do a Lotus Seven.

    Don't get much chassis design info from the ad. Might be great, might suck like...well, I won't go there.

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  4. That looks like a TR frame hanging out the back to me.

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  5. just got this car for 2800. try frame rear end and brakes ford mustang engine and tranes runs good needs a tune up is all.

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