1974 Triumph 2000 Estate Car (RHD)
- 10,650 miles from new
- Time warp
- Excellent condition
The Triumph 2000 is a mid-sized, rear wheel drive car which was produced in Coventry by the Triumph Motor Company between 1963 and 1977. It was introduced on 15 October 1963. The 2000 used the six-cylinder engine first seen in the Standard Vanguard at the end of 1960. However, the last of the six cylinder Vanguards had applied a compression ratio of 8.0:1 which the increasing availability of higher octane fuels enabled the manufacturers to increase to 8.5:1 for the Triumph. This and the fitting of twin Stromberg 150 CD carburettors made for a claimed power output increased to 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS) from the Vanguard’s 80 bhp (60 kW; 81 PS).
Triumph’s 2000 competed with the contemporary Rover P600 2000, which initially was offered only with a four-cylinder engine. The Rover was also released in October 1963, just one week before the Triumph. Together the cars defined a new market sector in the UK, promising levels of comfort and luxury hitherto associated with larger Rover and Jaguar models, but with usefully lower running costs and purchase prices, all in a modern package.
Many of these cars are still on the road, supported by owners clubs and specialist parts.
The 2000 and derivatives are also popular with modifiers owing to common parts and engines shared with other Triumph models such as the TR6, GT6, and Vitesse.
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