Welcome or ‘nau mai’ to the TR Register New Zealand
The TR Register NZ, formed in 1975 is a national car club for the enjoyment and promotion of the TR Marque in NZ. 300 members are spread over the whole country, so the country is split into 10 Regional Zones, 7 in the North Island and 3 in the South Island.
The aim of the TR club is to maintain a register of all TR’s and their derivatives which are in NZ, on and off the road. This provenance is available to all members and prospective members.
Like most car clubs in NZ each region organises its own runs, events and has regular get togethers, at various favourite watering holes, on agreed dates. These local events and meetings are displayed on the event calendar.
A National Event is held annually to draw members of different regions together. This National Weekend is held at various locations throughout NZ, alternating between the North Island and South Island.
Information obtained from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT):-
Date built: 6 August 1962
Car/chassis number: CT/12560-O
RHD, Export to Rhodesia, Africa
Original colour: BRG, red trim, white hood
Factory-fitted with overdrive
The current owner purchased the vehicle in South Africa in December 1996, in a sorry state and restored it to an excellent condition over the next four years. It was a family project involving a brother (an experienced mechanic and restorer of classic Triumphs) and husband & wife team.
An uncountable number of labour hours remain unrecorded but parts invoices from Moss London and TR Shop London have been preserved.
Some very early modifications include Italian-made Weber 40DCOE2 carburettors, restored with new parts in 2000 and serviced again in 2023.
At an unknown date prior to 1996, the original engine, specified on the BMIHT document, was replaced with engine number V106334E.
The vehicle was imported into New Zealand in 2002, when the family immigrated to Hawkes Bay, NZ from South Africa. It has been used only occasionally for Sunday drives in the summertime and so the condition has remained excellent.
Fitted with 15” painted wire wheels
New water pump fitted in 2020
New electronic distributor and coil assembly fitted in 2020
The engine was checked by local engine reconditioning specialists in December 2023.
WOF status has been retained every year and current WOF is valid till 8 June 2024.
The odometer reads 7,464 miles.
I have 4 steel wheels and associated hubs.
Available (ex Whangarei) subject to a satisfactory offer.
-The last TR5 built CP 3010-O
-Low Mileage of 140,633 miles
-Number plate TR5 PI
-4 speed gearbox with overdrive
-All matching numbers, engine, body & chassis
-Stunning “New White” body (original colour)
-Interior professionally reupholstered in original black vinyl trim
-Surrey interchangeable soft top, hard top or open top.
-Fully restored in the early 2000s
-Wire rims “knock-ons”
-Stainless steel exhaust system
-A few key upgrades: Bosch Pump, High-Torque starter motor & Electronic Ignition -Distributor conversion
-Current owner of 24 years
-WoF expires March 24
-Rego expires March 24
One of the most desirable Triumphs ever produced. Only 2,947 TR5 where ever built & just 1,161 were RHD. This example is the very last TR5 (CP 3010-O) assembled on 19 September 1968, exported on 11 November 1968 and first registered in New Zealand on 13 January 1969.
This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of British motoring history. Viewing welcome by arrangement
See Trade Me Listing #4428146015
TR5 1968 in Signal Red, EH 529.
Heritage Certificate (original engine).
Lovely condition: 25000 miles; appears genuine (NZTA accept it is). Massive documentation on its history. Perfect oil pressure. Overdrive.
Imported from UK in 2008.
Chassis replaced in 1988 (apparently galvanised).
Beautifully rebuilt at some point with classic old-school enamel paint.
Engine has larger valves and appears to have a mild cam upgrade. Stainless steel exhaust.
New fuel pressure pump and filters from Revington just fitted (Nov 2023), including new “vapour-proof” hose.
The following in 2023: new front suspension bushes, axle/diff seals replaced. New battery. Full service, inc compression check etc.. New WoF (expires April 2024), rego expires May 2024.
Matching locks now being installed; stitching around part of one roof window will be repaired; otherwise all good.
Microplas fixed rear screen/hardtop/Surrey softops included but are not installed and require work.
Just wondering if anyone would have a steel road wheel for sale for a TR6. Need just one.
Tire size is 185/80/R15 if that helps.
Ph. 027 346 9680
I have 2 windscreen frames for TR4-6, each has some rust in the bottom corners.
Happy for them to go to a club member at no cost apart from any postage, alternatively a pick up or can be dropped off around some parts of Auckland.
2 X Superslim TW spanners, Headlight rim removal tool Stanpart 118971 -$450
Pennant Wheel Brace 7/8” $35
10 X Tenax buttons, plus fitting tool $95
Pair Perspex sliding windows $60, Single slider $20
TR Timing Chain Wheel and Camshaft Wheel – new $135