[TR] TR8 on Bring a Trailer

Jeff Scarbrough fishplate at gmail.com
Mon May 14 06:17:55 MDT 2018

Thanks, James.  It's a good thing I didn't listen to the video until
after the auction ended, or it might have gone even higher.  And I'll
save the web site link, in case I fall victim tot he next auction...


On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:14 PM, James Tencate <tencate at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff:
> The Triumph Wedge Owners Association has the definitive answers to questions
> like this one. The old info from the Registry has been completely
> assimilated into our records :-)
> http://www.triumphwedgeowners.org
> TCN150xxx and TCN160xxx series coupes were made from roughly 1978 to 1980…
> about 200 of the roughly 400 of these TR8 coupes survive. Paul MacDonald is
> THE TR8 coupe registrar and has probably the most complete records on these
> cars of anyone on the planet. Paul has recorded at least one other coupe VIN
> later than that, 160145.
> The rest of the Canley production TR8s had VINs with prefixes TPV or TPZ…
> (I at one time was very closely related to TCN160005UCF, helped restore it
> back to near Concours condition.)
> The Bring a Trailer one fetched a pretty decent price, nearly $15k!
> Jim
> So, I was looking at Bring A Trailer, and found this:
> https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1980-triumph-tr8-7/
> The information I can find says this is one number higher than the
> last TR8 made at Canley.  I went to check the registry at
> http://www.team.net/TR8/registry/ and all the links are broken.
> Does the number seem odd?  Any experts that can enlighten me?  Seems
> like a nice car, but...
> Jeff Scarbrough
> Corrosion Acres, Ga.

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