Sold for: $35,000
1969 Triumph Vitesse MKII Convertible
This 1969 Triumph Vitesse MkII sports convertible presents in smart, restored condition and is running strong, ready to enjoy. Under the bonnet is a swapped 2.5-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that outputs power to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. In period, this was one of the fastest British sports cars and ran from zero to 100km/h in 11 seconds. This example shows 40,989 miles since new.
Triumph is best known for its sports cars like the Spitfire and the TR series, though the little-known Vitesse is becoming a cult classic – especially in convertible and Mark II guise as seen here. The Mark II was released in the late 1960s and is the ultimate iteration of the Triumph Vitesse. It features performance superior to that of MGB and Sunbeam Alpine sports cars, but crucially, with four seats and large boot space. Enthusiasts favour the Vitesse MkII as parts supply is excellent, it’s easy to work on yourself and it remains mechanically sound to this day.
Sporting a Signal Red over Blue cloth colour combination, this Triumph Vitesse is in great condition for its age, having gone through a thorough restoration in its life. The owner describes essentially every body part being replaced during its 1990s restoration, including mechanicals and a new 2.5-litre engine with a J-type overdrive and a 3.63 diff. A set of 13-inch wire wheels were equipped at the same time and are now wrapped in Uniroyal tyres. A file of all documented work will be supplied with the sale.
This car was built in December 1969 and was delivered new to its first owner in England. It is number 266 of the last-build convertibles. It underwent a restoration through the 1990s and was subsequently imported to Australia in 2010, where it has been owned by the same caretaker since. Its current owner spent money on new equipment including new seatbelts and brake lines to make it compliant in Australia.
Exterior-wise, this 1969 Triumph Vitesse MkII presents very well. Its Signal Red paintwork with white striping is in excellent condition, as is the bodywork underneath. All four chrome wire wheels are in good condition and the rest of the chrome detailing on the body shines. There seems to be a solid amount of tread remaining on the Uniroyal tyres.
Its interior is in similarly great condition. The blue cloth upholstery is in good order overall, and the Walnut woodgrain trim looks spectacular for its age. All Jaeger gauges function as intended and the switchgear all works properly. The polished woodgrain steering wheel is period correct and is in great condition, too.
This car comes with a service history which will be supplied with the sale. It is described as being in very good mechanical condition, ready to enjoy as a driver’s car or something to enjoy as part of a collection.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit and is not transferable. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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