Triumph 2500TC

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Triumph 2500TC

1974 - 1977
United Kingdom
6 cyl. OHV
2498 cc
99 bhp
4 spd. man overdrive 3 spd. auto
Top Speed:
104 mph
Number Built:
1 star
Triumph 2500TC
The Triumph 2500TC and 2000TC were introduced by British Leyland following continued problems with the previous models fuel injection system. In what could only be considered a backward step, the new model Triumph dropped fuel injection and instead used (what Triumph knew was tried and tested) a twin carb configuration.

Such was the damage to the reputation of the car with the previous model (PI) that the marketers even included the designation "TC" (for Twin Carb) into the name.

One shouldn't be too quick to denounce the car, however, as at that time there were only a handful of manufacturers that were successfully implementing fuel injection on the production line - naturally Mercedes being one of them.

The twin carb 2498cc motor produced a healthy 99bhp, which in turn gave the car a top speed of just on 105mph. Options included overdrive or automatic gearboxes, and the 2500TC could be ordered as either a saloon or estate.

The last variant of the Triumph 2000 / 2500 series made its debut in 1975, the range topping and rather sporty 2500S. While it kept the twin carb configuration, tweaks to the motor provided an increase in bhp, now up to 106.

In theme with the sporty nature of the car, a full compliment of instruments, stiffened suspension, plush upholstery and "Stag" type, five spoke alloy wheels were fitted. However, with the introduction of the new Rover SD1 2600 saloon in 1977, the Triumph was ultimately pensioned off.

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