|1968 to 1969|
|Manufacturer||Triumph Motor Company|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door convertible|
|Engine||2,498 cc (2.5 L) I6|
|Wheelbase||2,240 mm (88.2 in)|
|Length||3,902 mm (153.6 in)|
|Width||1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
|Height||1,170 mm (46.1 in)|
The Triumph TR250 was built between 1967 and 1968 for 15 months by the Triumph Motor Company in the United Kingdom, during which time 8,480 cars were built, all of which were for the American market. Many can now be found outside the United States, primarily in Europe. Approximately 600 remain worldwide today.
The TR250 was mechanically similar to the follow-on TR5 except for the fuel delivery system. The TR250 sported a new Independent Rear Suspension system, retained in the TR5, but it did not have the TR5's fuel injection system. Instead, the TR250 was fitted with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors. The TR250's straight-six engine delivered 111 bhp (81 kW), 39 bhp less than the TR5.
The reasons for this difference came down to price pressures of the American market, and tighter emissions regulations.
In 1968, the TR250 sold in North America for approximately $3,395, with wire wheels being another $118, overdrive $175 and air conditioning another $395.
Like the TR5, the TR250 was also available with the "Surrey Top" hard top system; a weather protection system with rigid rear section including the rear window and removable fabric section over the driver and passenger's heads.
Engine: 2,498 cc, inline-six cylinder, 74.7 mm (2.9 in) bore, 95 mm (3.7 in) stroke, 8.5:1 compression ratio, 111 bhp (83 kW; 113 PS) at 4,500 rpm
Turning circle: 10.1 m (33 ft)
- Fuel tank: 61 L (13.5 imp gal)
- Engine sump: 5.4 L (9.64 imp pt)
- Gearbox: 1.13 L (2 imp pt)
- 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h): 10.6 seconds
- 0 to 100 mph (160 km/h): 39 seconds
- Fuel consumption: 23.5 miles per US gallon (10.0 L/100 km; 28.2 mpg-imp)