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Sam's 8th Triumph 2500 "S"

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You are a slut. A bloody tinny one at that! Just spotted it under a tarp eh?.... I think you have some sort of trump radar system installed in your Volvo.

Funny pic that- Little Volvo towing trump.

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hahaha. It was just good spotting. The Volvo loved towing it! (it actually hated it, poor thing.)

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Nice score on the spare parts, those side repeater lamp are impossible to find for one side (can't remember which one though)

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Yes I had a look on rimmer bros last night, No longer available. Might hang on to those for a while.

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Number 8.

You're crook in the head! I approve. Still got the green one?

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Haha. I have no idea why I like them so much. Nah I put it back to standard spec & sold it to an older chap from Foxton. Glad its gone to a good home.

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I like them because they're cheap, perform well, handle fairly decently - generally really underrated cars I think.

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Ah yes this is true. And the local flat peakers have no idea what they are, which I also like. I had one guy come up to me & ask if it was a Lada?? haha. I think they are becoming more popular / getting harder to find a good one for cheap.

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Still think one of most underrated classics ever!

A little birdy told me that you are bidding on another Volvo too?.....

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Maybe 1, maybe 2, there is a very Nice 850 T5 R that I've got my eye on. The scary part is I cant remember telling anyone.... Are you stalking me Alex??? Please say yes!

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It might be a Irishman who spotted it.. Dave was looking at volvos and spotted you bidding on one.

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Maybe 1, maybe 2, there is a very Nice 850 T5 R that I've got my eye on. The scary part is I cant remember telling anyone.... Are you stalking me Alex??? Please say yes!

can't go wrong with an 850-T5! I'm not biased... the 'R' model just gives some fruit, and the extra power burst out of the ECU is limited to something like 25 seconds. be prepared to order a whole bunch of parts from the states to get it up to snuff. so far I've done cooling system (pump, reservoir, all hoses, CTS, 'stat), timing belt and tensioners, plugs, leads, coil, rotor and cap, four brake rotors and full set of pads, a couple of CV boots, heater motor; about to do PCV system, and all engine mounts, and ordering front shocks and lower control arms, endlinks, tie rod ends, and any other bushes needed. then it'll be turbo hoses etc.

I was going to post an image of my T5 old-school BTCC candidate to the wagons thread, but figured it would be far too new-school for the thread.

PS - also be prepared for front tyre wear in the region of 12k kms for the fronts (and the rears if you're enthusiastic)

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Haha now I'm semi scared of it.

once you get a taste of the 5 cyl on boost and the addictive nature of that exhaust note, fear goes out the window, and is replaced by lurrrrrv. a big leather armchair with a good stereo that's entertaining to drive.

not that I'm advocating the high-speed of this vidjo, but listen to the sound of the stock T5 here:

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That sound!! I need It! off the clock at 260kph was also pretty epic/ it got up there really quickly.

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I've got a NZ Classic Car ~1998 with a 2500S as the cover car sitting in Richmond for you if we manage a regional meet at some stage...

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I have a full 4 page triumph 2500 S brochure... So there.

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Oh so it's a competition for Sam's affections...I've never crashed a 2500...

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Now now, there is plenty of Sam to go around. I would like to see both please. :)

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