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  1. #1 Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    Ok, after trying to view this car last year all to no avail(the seller would not respond to phone calls or mails!) it appears to have reappeared on the market, albeit 50 miles away. I have made arrangements to go to view said beast this next week.
    What should I be looking for/at with said beast? If it was Ford based not a problem, but the seller has absolutely no knowledge or pretends not to have!
    No idea of chassis number, that was one of my tasks last year to assist DC with club records.
    Any assistance/help greatfully received/appreciated.
    Cheers
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  2. #2 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    Blast from the past Tony, I've even forgotten which car it is !

    Common sense is good, and no blinkers

    Rgds DC
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  3. #3 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    Last edited by b_caswell; 01-04-2019 at 10:28 AM.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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  4. #4 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    Thanks for that, unfortunately Leboncoin delete the records fairly quickly!

    Did these Triumph engine Roadsters come in short and long wheelbased cars, if so can anyone give me the wheelbases please.
    Haven't time to do a full search as tied up with other stuff the next couple of days and then off to view Saturday!
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  5. #5 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    I believe that Triumph based Roadsters were all SWB except the "Purple Peril" which had been specifically lengthened for Adrian Priest
    The Hybrids (Marina back axle, Triumph Front suspension) with a choice of engines were both LWB and SWB

    Please remind me which particular car you are looking at and I can check for you

    Rgds DC

    PS I am sure Ben will correct the above if I am wrong !!!!
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  6. #6 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    Don't know which one, the I think original vendor would not respond to phone calls or emails, and of course its French registered, I think the reg started eh-**-**
    Saturday will hopefully throw up more info, chassis no etc!
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  7. #7 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcunn View Post
    I believe that Triumph based Roadsters were all SWB except the "Purple Peril" which had been specifically lengthened for Adrian Priest
    The Hybrids (Marina back axle, Triumph Front suspension) with a choice of engines were both LWB and SWB

    Please remind me which particular car you are looking at and I can check for you

    Rgds DC

    PS I am sure Ben will correct the above if I am wrong !!!!
    yep that's correct all Mk1 Triumph based cars except one were SWB 92ins

    the hybrid came in both SWB and LWB which was 98 ins.

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  8. #8 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    thanks for that - tape measure at the ready!!
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  9. #9 Re: Triumph 6cyl engined roadster 
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    Ok viewed the car today, yes it is the one I tried to view last year. Strange meeting the guy wouldn't get it out of a commercial garage, little space to crawl about etc.
    Seems to be in reasonable condition, he's changed lots of 'stuff' etc
    I left saying I needed time to consider the situation, it expensive cf UK but less than French prices.
    He's got a lot of info /documentation etc
    The donor appears to have been a Vitesse, Triumph front suspension, wheelbase 92".
    DC I will pm you with ite details!
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