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Triumph 2000/2.5PI: From Mount Panorama to Mexico City

Submitted by on March 6, 2014

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Triumph 2000/2.5PI

Image: Shannons Club, via www.autopics.com.au

As at home tackling the gruelling London-Mexico World Cup Rally as it was braving the bumps and bends of Bathurst, Triumph’s 2000/2.5PI sedan was an endurance racing rocket.

It featured a strong chassis, compliant four-wheel independent suspension and discs on the front which, when combined with the 2.5PI Mk II’s 2.5-litre fuel-injected inline six gave it plenty of performance and capable, reliable handling.

At the hands of Brian Culcheth and Johnstone Syer it gave the Ford of Hannu Mikkola Gunnar Palm a serious run for their money in the 1970 London-Mexico World Cup Rally, and was a fixture of the annual 500 mile endurance race at Bathurst for years. It’s a great story from a varied and exciting period of motorsport, well worth heading over to the Shannons Club to check out Triumph 2000/2.5PI: From Mount Panorama to Mexico City.

Via the Shannons Club

Image thanks to the Shannons Club, www.autopics.com.au

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