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Terry Johnson

terry.johnson18@btinternet.com

£11,000

Paul Taylor

ssdesignandbuild@yahoo.co.uk

£4,500

Piers Harwood

piers.harwood@gmail.com

£6,250

Bailey Stackhouse baileystack715@gmail.com

£4,500

John Hall

Hardtop for sale

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Bailey Stackhouse

Seller’s Name
Bailey Stackhouse
Email and/or phone number
baileystack715@gmail.com
In which area of the country is the car?
Nottinghamshire
Price
4500
Registration number
Q56pae
Registered as
Rmb gentry
Body Type
Standard
Colour
Cream
Wheel size and type
Wire wheels
Engine make
Triumph
Engine capacity in cc
2000
Type of gearbox
4 speed
Chassis make
Triumph
Is the car complete?
Yes
Is the car on the road?
Yes
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Here for sale is my RMB gentry kit car
It is an awesome car, sounds great and always gets a lot of attention.

I got this car in a partly stripped state and put her back on the road, drove it for the year following it’s first MOT and then it sadly failed on a few bits this year – but these are now sorted and so the car comes with a full 12 months MOT.

The car sits on a triumph vitesse chassis with a 2l triumph straight 6 and a 4 speed box (I will be checking engine number soon as it may be a 2500 straight 6).

For a little old car this is quick and fun always putting a smile on my face to drive, but needs to go as I don’t have the time for it.

Car is on a Q plate due to issues after it was built many moons ago meaning it’s ID was questioned.

I have photos from the car being built digitally and physically and all the receipts from the build (thousands and thousands spent). 

By no means is the car perfect, she drives, stops and has a full MOT but needs TLC to get it to show room standard. Had a roof and windows (slot in) and a custom back wind deflector cover.

I’m my option the car could do with the following to be perfect:
Dash veneer is peeling so new veneer
Gearbox/diff have slight oil leak
Paint work needs a good polish and some slight touch up
Rear chrome bumper has chrome peeling in one corner
Back box could do with replacing
Engine could do with a tune as does run rich

Feel free to ask any questions
I am listing for 5k
Based in Nottingham NG16 not far from junction 27
Swaps wise I could be tempted at a classic pick up truck, a volvo amazon or a newer skoda estate.


Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson

TRIUMPH GENTRY TKN943

The purpose of this article is to advertise my car for sale but it occurred to me that, over its long life, it has evolved to the point where its construction could be of interest to those members presently in the process of refurbishing Gentries. 

It started life as a knockdown kit from RMB in 1981 that was partly built by the original owner who then emigrated to Australia. I purchased it in 1989 and spent the next 9 years of occasional spare time working to strip what had been done and complete the car in April 1998 although, of course, a Gentry is never truly finished.

It has won many Concours awards and was the first Gentry to win the Vince French Trophy three times but is a very practical car for all year round use and has done 27,817 miles to date. It is based on a 1967 Vitesse Mk 1, originally registered SDH 350F, and mainly Triumph parts are used throughout. Chassis, pedals, brakes (Green Stuff pads), steering and suspension are Vitesse Mk1 but using Spitfire front springs and Canley Vitesse swing spring rear together with standard shock absorbers.  Seats are Mk 4 Spitfire, with Willans competition 4 point harnesses, but the usual Gentry Spitfire petrol tank has been replaced by one from a Nissan 120Y Sunny Sedan that holds about 10 gallons.

Engine and gearbox are Vitesse Mk2 2 litre 6 cylinder so performance is quite reasonable even by today’s standards.  A Triumph 2000 inlet manifold is used to reduce the space required for twin Stromberg carbs and air filters but this has been lightly machined to bring the carbs more vertical since the 2000 manifold is designed for an inclined engine mounting. The engine and gearbox are set back in the chassis nearly 3” and the propshaft shortened accordingly but there is still little room to spare under the bonnet. The engine has done 4,000 miles since a complete rebuild in 2016 that included a rebore to +020”, unleaded head and  special full circle bronze crankshaft thrust washers with block machined accordingly to avoid thrust washers dropping out when worn.  The distributor has been refurbished by the Distributor Doctor and a reconditioned 4 speed gearbox fitted in 2013 has done 7,000 miles. A Hi Torq starter motor is fitted.

Copper fuel pipe from the pump to the carbs has been re-routed around the rear of the engine on the bulkhead to reduce heat transfer from the engine and an adjustable pressure regulator is incorporated to control the excess pressure produced by aftermarket pumps.

Most of the instruments, steering column, column switchgear and switches for lights and wipers are Triumph, screen washer is TR6 electric and the heater is Spitfire using GT6 controls and a TR6 heater valve. LED’s are used in the instrument lighting, headlights are halogen with sidelights incorporated so the torpedo sidelights are used as indicator lights with amber bulbs and clear lenses.

Non-Triumph parts include a Lockheed type remote brake servo, Powerlite RAC068 50 amp alternator, wheels are 14” bolt-on wire wheels from Motor Wheel Services originally sold for the Naylor MG TF replica, Lucas 14W 2 speed wiper motor incorporating a Smartscreen electronic intermittent wiper control and the radiator is a modified Maxi shell with an uprated core and thermostatically switched electric fan.  The voltage stabiliser has been replaced by an electronic one.

The bodywork is largely standard Gentry but some modifications have been made that may be of interest:-   

1. It is difficult to fit an alternator and carburettor air filters in the width of the Gentry bonnet, especially with a Vitesse engine, so the metal TF grille was cut and widened at the top to enable the top side rails to be spread apart to create more room under the bonnet which, in turn, required the split bonnet panels to be remade to fit (see article in GJ54 Spring 1992). The radiator is mounted in a sub-frame that replaces the cross rail removed to spread the top rails, enables the correct slope of the TF grille and is easily removable to facilitate engine/gearbox removal forwards. Bonnet catches are made from Rover P6 glove locker catches to look like TF push button catches but are lockable.

2. The fibreglass running boards are supported by an angle iron framework that is bolted to the lower body side rail.

3. The wooden dashboard was replaced by a 3mm thick aircraft aluminium panel faced with a satin finish rosewood look laminate supported on an angle iron cross bracing strut which reduces scuttle shake and provides a positive mount for the steering column. I dislike cluttered and polished dashes that reflect in the driver’s eyes when driving in sunshine so made a central console below the dash to house lighting and wiper switches plus heater controls. This matches the dash and has an angle iron frame bolted between the dash cross brace and the top of the fibreglass transmission tunnel to further stiffen cockpit strength. The woodrim steering wheel was stripped and re-coloured to more closely match the rosewood dash finish.

4. The floor is the usual marine ply but has been bonded to the framework and completely coated with fibreglass for protection and strength.

5.  The hood is a fully folding frame which, when folded, fits inside and below the rear edge of the car so it does not spoil the line of the tonneau cover.

6. The sidescreens have been converted to sliding sidescreens which work well in conjunction with demister vents from the heater in winter. Rear sidescreens have been added that fit inside the standard Gentry hood when erected so that rear quarter vision is maintained and they give a significant reduction in draughts around the back of the neck for top down motoring.

7. The windscreen and fittings are chromed brass but the screen does not fold. The top rail is curved, as on the TF, whereas many chromed frames have a straight top rail.

8. Two sockets are included under the dash for dashcam and satnav power.

9. Battery with Discarnect immobiliser/master switch is mounted in the rear of the car in a recess under the floor which matches a similar recess for tools etc. storage, all under a lockable cover.

10. All interior trim panels are in marine quality hardboard using original Herald type fitting so there are no screw heads visible and they are trimmed in the same material as used for the seats. Carpet is Wilton.

Although I have tried to replicate the MG TF as far as possible, using various genuine TF parts in the process, there are no MG badges on this car to offend real TF owners. The TM badges are the kit model name by which the TM Gentry was known when being built. What also makes the car stand out is the colour which is MG Ice Blue, as used on MG Midgets in the early 1960’s.

As I said above, TKN943 is now reluctantly for sale as I can no longer use the car in the way I used to nor can I carry out essential maintenance.  It is MOT’d to 10/4/24, insured at an Agreed Value of £11,000  and I would appreciate sensible offers please.

Terry Johnson  833S

terry.johnson18@btinternet.com

Ringwood, Hampshire



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Paul Taylor

Seller’s Name
Paul Taylor
Email and/or phone number
ssdesignandbuild@yahoo.co.uk
Are you a member of the Gentry Register? If so, tell us your membership number.
Yes
In which area of the country is the car?
Cornwall
Price
4500
Registration number
UBM976J
Registered as
Thriumph SPARTAN 1600 not correct
Body Type
2 seater sport
Colour
Green
Wheel size and type
Alloys with spare set of spokes to go on
Engine make
Ford Pinto
Engine capacity in cc
2000
Type of gearbox
Manual
Chassis make
Triumph back Ford front
Is the car complete?
Yes
Is the car on the road?
Yes
Please add any further information
The car was bought as a Spartan but after much contact with both clubs its a Gentry. It needs a respray as lots of dots in the paintwork. It has been undersealed and drives very quickly engine very good.

Piers Harwood

Piers Harwood

Registered asTriumph Gentry
Body typeStandard 2 seater
ColourGreen
WheelsWire wheels 165 80 R 15
Gearbox4 speed manual plus overdrive
ChassisEngine make
Triumph Herald 1200
Engine capacity in cc
1998cc
Complete?Yes
On road?Yes
LocationTopsham, near Exeter
Price£6,250
Contactpiers.harwood@gmail.com
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This beautiful head turner of a car is based on a 1967 Triumph Herald 1200. It was completely rebuilt by an engineer, including an engine recondition, starting in about 2008 and finishing in approx 2013 when he passed away. It then went into storage until I bought it out of probate in 2020. I have spent over £4500 having it finished, including new hood, new tyres and a new water pump, new dynamo , new battery, reconditioned wiper motor, new fuel pump, new rear brake pads and cylinders and five new tyres. The car is correctly registered as a historic vehicle and as a Triumph Gentry. It is Tax and MOT exempt, starts first time, does not smoke or leak oil, having only been driven approximately 500 miles since the rebuild and has never been driven in the wet.

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John Hall

John Hall

Your Name
John Hall
Email and/or phone number
johnhall5321@gmail.com
In which area of the country is the car?
North Yorkshire
Price
Open to offers
Please describe the part(s) you have for sale.
Hardtop with sunroof that opens

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