Last Triumph
2010-04-15T21:17:06Z
After a two year search, and after almost giving up, I finally found what I was looking for - an rot free, unwelded, 100% original, matching numbers, un-molestered, original paint & interior, surviving, virgin oval.

Many said it couldn't be done, but I never lost hope, and I'm finally very proud to share with you my Oval.

I'll let the pics do the talking, but add that it is a 1 previous family owner, 36,000 mile example with all the original dated service tags hanging from the bonnet release pull.

Enjoy.

As it was found....

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Last Triumph
2010-04-15T21:19:19Z
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Last Triumph
2010-04-15T21:21:04Z
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Last Triumph
2010-04-15T21:22:27Z
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Home at last!

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The money shot!

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64rotbox
2010-04-15T21:48:43Z
So, a happy ending then. Quite a difference to all the rusty and lowered crap you see advertised on certain websites etc. for daft money. Did you get it through a wanted advert in the end?
You can call me Al.
cupa65
2010-04-15T21:53:21Z
Hi

Fantastic find!! Please just wash it, spray some protective wax on the surface rust and drive it. Originality cannot be replicated!

Happy motoring
2splits
2010-04-15T22:04:00Z
That gives me a serious chubbie.

What is under the other tarps? 🙂
Kevin

-51 Split Rag
-58 Ghia Cab with Okrasa
-57 356
Last Triumph
2010-04-15T22:05:10Z
64rotbox wrote:

So, a happy ending then. Quite a difference to all the rusty and lowered crap you see advertised on certain websites etc. for daft money. Did you get it through a wanted advert in the end?



Pretty much. The owner came accross a discussion I was having and contacted me. It went from there... Right place, right time, right car, very lucky.

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Fantastic find!! Please just wash it, spray some protective wax on the surface rust and drive it. Originality cannot be replicated!

Happy motoring



Pretty much what I intended. I need to investigate the best method of doing so and the right products to use.
Cheers!
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GKL 7
2010-04-15T22:14:33Z
I can see it's an ex portugal car.
But please tell me you didn't find it on the Wirral,i lived there for 32 years,not a sniff:cry:
Where abouts are you i'm just over the river on the welsh side.
heb623
2010-04-15T22:34:30Z
Originally Posted by: ' 


But please tell me you didn't find it on the Wirral,i lived there for 32 years,not a sniff:cry:



George you are no good dog nomore!!!:lol:

Btw before you go to speak a lawyer all I mean to say is that you have a bad nose!:roll:

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I ’ll never regret the things I did wrong!
I only regret the good things I did for the wrong people!
Last Triumph
2010-04-15T23:22:54Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

I can see it's an ex portugal car.
But please tell me you didn't find it on the Wirral,i lived there for 32 years,not a sniff:cry:
Where abouts are you i'm just over the river on the welsh side.



Hi, don't worry - you didn't miss it - I had a 12 hour day to go and collect it - local was the one it wasn't!
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55Kab
2010-04-16T07:40:33Z
Absolutely fantastic find.

As said above...just wash it, valet the interior, service it and drive!

paulbugman
2010-04-16T17:05:58Z
great find and lovely to see a original car . so now lowered it and put fuch`s on it and joke only kidding keep it original as a beautiful find :d
Sunroof53
2010-04-16T17:33:11Z
Congratulations ,that really is a dream find.Are you planning on driving it this year?
Last Triumph
2010-04-16T20:36:21Z
Sunroof53 wrote:

Congratulations ,that really is a dream find.Are you planning on driving it this year?



The plan initially is to get it running, then do the various re-commissioning jobs, then get it MOT'd and registered and go from there.

I would be disappointed if that didn't happen this summer, time off work permitting.

It will be kept totally stock and original. This one's a keeper.
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Cloth braided nitrile fuel hose safe for modern fuels
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Sunroof53
2010-04-16T21:54:54Z
Keep us posted and if you do make it to a show this year i would really like to see it .I can only think of a few cars with this kind of originality .Perhaps we should start a new thread for original paint /interior cars,although i dont think it would be more than a few pages unfortunatley .Here is one of my favourites from last years Stanford hall .I think a similar colour:? as yours but either a post December 53 or early 54.What is the gauge on your dash?Ammeter?

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2010-04-16T22:26:32Z
:shock: What a great find !! Congratulations (and thanks for sharing the images)

This is a similar story to that of the oldest Volkswagen here in Belgium, JM's 1948. That car was also found in a barn, is still in first paint and bone original, with loads of patina. Until today, this car has never been restored, just brought back to life and then carefully preserved by its owner. Patina cars, they are so cool 😎

Regards,
Paul

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69project
2010-04-17T08:27:36Z
wow,nice find!

very similar to my split that im bringing back to life at the moment

good luck
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69project
2010-04-17T08:28:16Z
wow,nice find!

very similar to my split that im bringing back to life at the moment

good luck
Car less.....
GKL 7
2010-04-17T11:32:26Z
69project wrote:



very similar to my split




Is that the one with the new beam[-x :wink: