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Wedge Triumph Production Numbers [TR8 related]

GBRandy

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This look correct to you experts out there?

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Total TR8’s produced: 2,722 - 2,815 (Factory records were horrible)

2,746 according to British Motors Heritage Institute

TR8 Coupes: 400

TR8 Conv: 2,346

Fuel Injected cars: 729
1980 FI = 397
1981 FI = 332

Plant shut down October 5th, 1981

As a reference:

1979 – 1981 TR8…………. 2,746 (729 Fuel Injected)
1975 – 1981 TR7………….141,232 (112,368 coupes / 28,864 Conv)
1969 – 1976 TR6…………. 91,850
1962 – 1980 Spitfire………314,332
1966 – 1973 GT-6……..…. 40,926
1961 – 1965 TR4………….. 40,253
1955 – 1962 TR3………….. 74,944
 

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Not an expert, but I do have Bill Piggott's book.

His numbers for TR8 production:

1979 (Fixed head)
Home market - 63 (Doubtful - mainly competition and development cars)
Export - 141

1980 (Convertible)
Home market - 9
Export - 2088

1981 (Convertible)
Home market - 9
Export - 405

Definitely different from the numbers you have. Piggott's quote: "...arriving at exact total production figures for the TR7/8 family is difficult." His resource was BMIHT, "...using original factory build records..."

The book I have was copyrighted 2009.
 
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As a reference:

1979 – 1981 TR8…………. 2,746 (729 Fuel Injected)
1975 – 1981 TR7………….141,232 (112,368 coupes / 28,864 Conv)
1969 – 1976 TR6…………. 91,850
1962 – 1980 Spitfire………314,332
1966 – 1973 GT-6……..…. 40,926
1961 – 1965 TR4………….. 40,253
1955 – 1962 TR3………….. 74,944

Not sure about TR8 production numbers , but your source left out the TR4A. :smile:

1965 - 1967 TR4A.......... 28,684

Scott
 
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That's why I am asking! Thanks :smile:

So.........

As a reference:

1979 – 1981 TR8…………. 2,746 (729 Fuel Injected)
1975 – 1981 TR7………….141,232 (112,368 coupes / 28,864 Conv)
1969 – 1976 TR6…………. 91,850
1962 – 1980 Spitfire………314,332
1966 – 1973 GT-6……..…. 40,926
1961 – 1965 TR4………….. 40,253
1965 - 1967 TR4A..........28,684
1955 – 1962 TR3………….. 74,944
1953 - 1955 TR2........... 8,628


The GT6 numbers I have compared to this guy are different: https://www.triumphexperience.com/article/lbc-production.html

Is my Spitfire number really right?????
 
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So Piggott is saying only 141 fixed head TR8 coupes were made?

Not an expert, but I do have Bill Piggott's book.

His numbers for TR8 production:

1979 (Fixed head)
Home market - 63 (Doubtful - mainly competition and development cars)
Export - 141

1980 (Convertible)
Home market - 9
Export - 2088

1981 (Convertible)
Home market - 9
Export - 405

Definitely different from the numbers you have. Piggott's quote: "...arriving at exact total production figures for the TR7/8 family is difficult." His resource was BMIHT, "...using original factory build records..."

The book I have was copyrighted 2009.
 

Mickey Richaud

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So Piggott is saying only 141 fixed head TR8 coupes were made?

Aside from the 63 for the home market... Unless it's a misprint in the book (Original TR).
 

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Those numbers may not be taking into account the preproduction coupes. There were a few with VINs starting ACN000... made in the first half of 77. There were another 100 or so made in the summer of 77 that had VINs starting ACN1.... Then there were the cars we call 79s that had VINs that started TCN15.... Most of these were titled as 80s even though they were built in 78. Then the production 80 coupes were TCN16.... There is alot of speculation about some of the early cars being revinned later on as TCN cars, so some of the production numbers may have the same car counted twice. I own ACN0008 which has a build date of Jan 77 and also own TCN 161036 which was one of the last ones built.
 

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400 sounds about right. I think Macdonald in Canada has info on around 200 of them, but he's only been trying to track them down over the last 10 years or so. Who knows how many disappeared before anybody thought to track them. I once went to go look at a TR8 convertible for sale. It was red, and from the pictures I saw beforehand, it screamed 79 TR7. When I got there, it was indeed a 79 TR7 that someone had swapped all of the TR8 stuff into including the TR8 coupe VIN. After I called the guy out, the car seemed to vanish. That was 20 years ago, and I've never seen the car again. It was a very nice car, just wrong. Somewhere out there, someone thinks they have a red TR8 convertible, but what they really have is a TR7 convertible with a TR8 coupe VIN. Can't say for sure, but I think it's this car, which keeps popping up for sale. Over the last 5 years plus, I've seen it for sale in NY and Cali several times. If this isn't the car I'm thinking of, I apologize.

https://classiccars.com/listings/vi...-for-sale-in-san-luis-obispo-california-93491
 

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How about the TR250? Anybody got the numbers just to make the list complete?
 
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How about the TR250? Anybody got the numbers just to make the list complete?

Good point.

1979 – 1981 TR8…………. 2,746 (729 Fuel Injected)
1975 – 1981 TR7………….141,232 (112,368 coupes / 28,864 Conv)
1969 – 1976 TR6…………. 91,850
1962 – 1980 Spitfire………314,332
1966 – 1973 GT-6……..….. 40,926
1968 - 1968 TR250...............8,484
1961 – 1965 TR4………….. 40,253
1965 - 1967 TR4A................28,684
1955 – 1962 TR3………….. 74,944
1953 - 1955 TR2................... 8,628

Can that spitfire number really be right??
 

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Without. I am looking primarily for US delivered cars.

My objective is a clean, distinct production tally showing just how few, and rare, a true TR8 really is. In TR production numbers the TR8 is quite small...few at the car shows I attend really understand that. Hence the chart.

:excitement::highly_amused::highly_amused:
Love ya buddy
 

Darrell_Walker

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1962 – 1980 Spitfire………314,332

Can that spitfire number really be right??

They had 18 years of production to get there!

BTW, just watched the Spitfire episode of Wheeler Dealers last night. Still cracking up at the sight of Edd driving it, with practically his whole head above the windscreen!
 
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Good point.

1979 – 1981 TR8…………. 2,746 (729 Fuel Injected)
1975 – 1981 TR7………….141,232 (112,368 coupes / 28,864 Conv)
1969 – 1976 TR6…………. 91,850
1962 – 1980 Spitfire………314,332
1966 – 1973 GT-6……..….. 40,926
1968 - 1968 TR250...............8,484
1961 – 1965 TR4………….. 40,253
1965 - 1967 TR4A................28,684
1955 – 1962 TR3………….. 74,944
1953 - 1955 TR2................... 8,628

Can that spitfire number really be right??

So these numbers seem pretty accurate?

Wonder just how many TR8's still exist?
 
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