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Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:21 pm
by sahtuning2000
Just wondered who has owned there Triumph for the longest time,read recently about one person who bought there car brand new 40 years ago,which is amazing.
Anyone beat that???

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:41 am
by johnnydog
Can't beat that, but I have owned my Royal Blue Mk1 for over 34 years. Saw it advertised at the side of the road in 1984 for £325, and as I had never owned a Mk1, I bought it. It hadn't been welded then, and hasn't been since. Although a little shabby, it's still one of my favourite Triumphs!

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:29 pm
by Dave B
Can't beat that either with one car, but I have always owned at least one Triumph 2000/2500 since 1976, my first being a mk1 2000, then a selection of PI's and 2000's, then my current 2500 was bought in 1993, then the blue 2000 came along in 2006. It doesn't seem twelve years since I bought that one!

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:13 pm
by sahtuning2000
Great reading,i need to find out how long my Dad has owned his MK1,i know its over 40 years now and if I can get the exact date it could be the longest ownership of a Triumph 2000,but I need to find out for sure,i GUESS at 42 years maybe?

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:03 pm
by johnnydog
Surely it will state the date your father notified the authorities of a change of ownership on the V5?
Having said that, if it was 42 years ago as you say, from memory this was around the time when the DVLC (as it was then) was transferring vehicle records from Local Taxation Offices, as I believe they had previously only dealt with car tax records and my recollection is there were a good number of vehicle records lost or incorrectly recorded with the new DVLC with the transition of records from the Local Taxation Offices, so maybe the record may not be accurate as it could be.
With a bit of luck he may have been able to retain the original green folding log book (as it was actually called then) which should be accurate (can't beat handwritten records!!!).

Re: Longest Triumph 2000 ownership?

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:14 pm
by sahtuning2000
Yep he has that,the green buff log book,he has that then the new 1977? release aswell,so he had it in 1977 for sure I remember,think he had it in the summer of 76...
If its a maybe that he is the longest owner then I will have to dig deeper to find out for sure,i know photos exist of me sitting on the bonnet of the triumph and I,am very young also I think he has the petrol ration book for it.