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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 23, 2012 12:26AM

I went to see the Group 44 car today. Alas my first mistake was pulling up in my 2006 "Scion"where they could see it. This precluded me from wine tasting with models for servers. My spy photos are very limited as the lot person pulled all six pins on the hood, but was stopped by the owner. We were'nt allowed to "touch" the cars. "GP Classics", current owners claim it's exactly as it came after it's last race in 81'. I think it;s too pretty and expen$ive to race anymore.But so inclined, you could spend another $ 5-25k, to bring everything current, and have a real rocket ship. Maybe parade laps ? Pictures soon to follow. If this car sells for even remotely close to it's asking price, I should put my car on consignment there. Cheers, roverman.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2012 11:54AM by roverman.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4284 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Tullius TR 8
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 24, 2012 10:18AM

My favorite Flyin' Wedge!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tullius TR 8 vs Huffaker
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 24, 2012 11:45AM

IMHO, The Tullius car defines the difference in rules for this class between SCCA and IMSA,in the early 80's. IMSA being professional spec. was more liberal in modifications. Things like wider 16" wheels and wider track width. I've also read these cars were allowed to move the suspension pick-up points. Huffaker cars still had the original dash/modified and upolstered door panels. I look at the molded, un-padded fiberglass "bucket" in the Tullius car, and think, it better fit real snug, or your going to get beat up. My Corbeau GT seat,(original), looks like a "Lazy Boy" for a race car, by comparison. Cheers, roverman.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2012 11:17AM by roverman.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: June 26, 2012 09:38AM

Art, I have pictures of the car being repainted in 1982 with Jaguar XJR5s in the back ground so as just coming off the track would be a little off! It even has brand new goodyears on it without any lettering, numbering or other decals just stripes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2012 08:24AM by WedgeWorks1.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tullius TR 8 vs Huffaker
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 26, 2012 11:24AM

Mike, Cool, can you post the pic' ? My story came from GP Classics. 81'/82', their all fog to me now/lol. My point being, where do you "race" a $275k- TR 8 ? I'm trying to get my car invited to Coronado Island race. Onward, roverman.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: June 26, 2012 03:19PM

You can see the XJR5 in the back of the shop. The car has no letters, numbers or sponser/race organization decals. It has the jacking pooint cut-outs so its the #44 TR8. It also has a "TR8" windscreen banner which when it raced never had but "Triumph" with a TR8 badge on the nose and one on the tail. The notion of right off the track.....its still an awesome car but for the money one a richie-ritch trying to get into the Group 44 click will buy it and well show it at shows or historic racing venues. Too bad.
http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af242/wedgeworks/Group%2044/TR8_in_garage_5.jpg


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: October 20, 2012 07:13PM

SOLD!!!!!!



roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 22, 2012 02:00PM

That's great news Mike ! How much ? Now I need to finsh restoring o'l #88, so I can retire early/lol. Cheers, roverman.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: October 22, 2012 09:15PM

I'm sure I will find out considering I have body mold connections.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 17, 2013 06:47PM

Ok Mike, How much did the Tullius TR8 sell for ? Cheers, roverman.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: January 17, 2013 07:16PM

The price was not disclosed.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: January 22, 2013 07:10PM

UPDATE! Under going a full restoration
http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af242/wedgeworks/Group%2044/tr8_hanger_003_zps023bc734.jpg
http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af242/wedgeworks/Group%2044/tr8_hanger_002_zpsf277918d.jpg


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 23, 2013 11:53AM

Waittaminute !!, Is this the same car from GP Classics ? Listed for $250k, sold for an undisclosed amount ? Restoration cost will be ? Soo...the smart money, still loves lbc's with pedigrees . Cool, roverman.


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: January 23, 2013 09:36PM

To me this new owner may have it for a real long time.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4284 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: January 27, 2013 09:59AM

Wow, can't believe it really needed that.



roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 27, 2013 12:14PM

Not being a Concour Judge, I would have thought 95 points, as presented at GP Classics ? Do they show cars like this, at the "Ridler" ? I am humbled by my miniscule budget. Onward, roverman.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6218 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: January 27, 2013 12:54PM

" I am humbled by my miniscule budget."

Seems to me that is pretty much what this site is all about. Some have been lucky enough to see their budget greatly expanded, most have not. But we press on regardless, and it is fun to see what money can do, even if not within our grasp.

Jim


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 28, 2013 07:58PM

Clan, While humbled, I'm still glad as hell, I never sold this car, when I was practically dirt poor. Ol' 88 and I, are goin to have a lot of thrills together. Cheers, roverman.


bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
(216 posts)

Registered:
01/06/2009 11:41AM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: January 28, 2013 10:18PM

Hey Mike,

Might you have a picture of the underside while it was on the spit?


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
(460 posts)

Registered:
07/06/2008 08:07AM

Main British Car:
1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: Tullius TR 8 at GP Classics
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: January 29, 2013 09:05PM

Unfortunately I do not. i do of the #4 group 44 TR8.
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