My wife and I decided to travel across Australia for the Triumph Sports Owners Associations National Rally to be held at Margaret River in Western Australia, some 3650kms or 2270 miles away from our home in Melbourne Victoria. But what to take? It was a Triumph Rally and the TR6 race car was not an option. We decided a cheap sedan might be the go. Checked out ebay and facebook and found one in Sydney New South Wales that looked OK. Hooked up the trailer and drove north for 9 hours (875kms/545 miles) to check it out. Did the deal for $1300 and had our very own Triumph 2500 TC Sedan. Trailered it home the next day. Fuel bill was $400 Trailered home Free rust & cobwebs. Seven months to go before we had to leave so plenty of time. Some 4 months in still hadn’t looked at it. Time to get stuck in. Rust repair, radiator replaced, carbies rebuilt, suspension rubbers and tyres replaced, brakes rebuilt. Change the oil and give it a tune. My wife added some graphics to enhance the paint work. Can't fake patina like that. Added character. Finally, roadworthy and registered 2 weeks before we due to leave. Quick test drive for 100 miles or so and off we went. What could go wrong? Well nothing really (apart from a tail shaft universal joint that decided it didn’t want to continue with us with still 700kms to go). Quick replacement at a repairer in Esperance with make do part and we continued on. Some Silo Art on the journey Start of the Nullarbor Plain A few aninals to watch out for. Yep. Dead staright. Yep. Dead straight. Made it to Margaret River 7 days later for the 10-day rally party doing another 450miles on tours around the region. As you can see, we stickered up and plotted the journey on our Australia map as we went on out Triumph Relic. Across the bottom of Australia At Cape Leeuin where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean. Car now sees duty as an occasional run about and on TSOA club drives. Wouldn’t sell it for quids as we say here.
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