Here is another one of those unusual eBay Listings served-up for the Hooniverse audience, and you will either love it or hate it, but I bet most of you will love it. This is a 1967 Triumph TR4A that was converted to V-8 power more than 30 years ago, and the conversion is so sanitary, you wonder why the lads at Triumph never did it in the first place. Come take a look and see if you agree.
The eBay listing is quite comprehensive, with quite a number of images to help any future owner feel comfortable with their purchase decision. According to the listing:
Hellooo! What’s under that hood? Wow – looks like it was meant to be. Yep, it’s a U.S.-made V-8 engine, one that has powered many a Brit. Morgan, Rover, Land Rover, MG, TVR – at one time or another, they all were available with this derivative of General Motors’ 215 cu.in. Buick all-alloy motor, which was licensed to be produced in Solihull, way back in 1965. Compact dimensions and light weight ensure a perfect fit – no extra hood scoops, flares, or fender vents needed!
Yes that’s a 60’s vintage Buick 215 sitting snug inside the engine compartment, only built by Rover. Instead of Lucas electrics and SU Carbs, this one comes with an Edelbrock Performer intake and a Carter AFB 4-bbl carburetor with electric choke.
And as if having a Rover V-8 powering this magnificent Triumph isn’t enough, this car comes equipped with the ultra rare, two-piece, factory installed Surrey Top, which makes this Triumph an actual four season car.
The only thing that will get the true enthusiast up-in-arms is the fact that this Triumph is now sporting an automatic transmission, which is a GM Turbohydramatic 350 unit, so at least it will be durable.
The guy also knows how to sell it, with beautiful photography of the car and his “companion”. The top bid as of this writing is $10,000, with an unmet reserve. So, what do you think the reserve is, and would you ever consider purchasing a V8 Triumph conversion in the first place? See the eBay listing here.