The Triumph TR7 was born at the wrong time. It was born in an era when car designs were saddled with huge front/rear bumpers and silly ride height, not to mention complicated Rube Goldberg inspired carburmafactor and all sorts if ill thought out ideas. Today’s TR7 is a project car that has had the original 4-cylinder […]
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The Triumph Spitfire was a tiny, lightweight, two-seat sports car assembled in Coventry, UK from 1962-1980. A competitor of the Austin-Healey Sprite & MG Midget, the Spitfire was only available with a small inline four cylinder engine…but today’s example has been given an injection of Buick V6 power. Find this 1970 Triumph Spitfire offered for […]
This next car comes as a tip from Cory who writes: Swapped out one turd of a motor for another. The later 3800’s were warp years better than the 1981 231 carb engine. Find this 1975 Triumph TR7 offered for $3900 in Middletown, RI via craigslist. From the seller: 1975 Triumph TR-7condition: goodcylinders: 6 cylindersdrive: […]
The Phoenix was a compact GM offering that lived on the rear-drive Nova platform (1977-1979) and later switched to the front drive Chevy Citation X-Body platform shared with the Buick Skylark & Oldsmobile Omega. This early Phoenix could be considered an upscale version of the Pontiac Ventura, and today’s example is powered by a 231 […]
This next car came in as a tip from Hugh who writes; Oh my! Plus for seemingly having four donut spares installed. I didn’t fixate on the donuts, but I had strange sense of déjà v6 swap, because I swear I’ve seen this car before. And we’ve featured a strangely high number of V6 swapped TR7s over the years, but this one appears to be new to us. Find this 1976 Triumph TR7 V6 offered for $2,750 in Jefferson City, MT via craigslist.
This next car is an interesting thing — it is a Triumph TR7 that has had its original engine removed and replaced with a Buick V6, which should make it a rare thing — but this isn’t the first, second, or even the third Buick V6 powered TR7 that we’ve featured here…so I guess that Buick V6s in TR7s is a real movement within the automotive customization world. I think that is a good thing….right? Find this 1979 Triumph TR7 offered for $5,100 in Des Moines, IA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next craigslist advert is, for me, an exercise in frustration. First up…it is the radical Vega Wagon version, but there is not a single picture of the entire car. Next, the Vega has been given a Buick/Rover V6 swap, but again…no pictures. I love the gold paint and the black center wheels…but I want to know more!! Somebody buy it and send me pics. Find this 1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon offered for $5000 in Bakersfield, CA via craigslist.
The MGB GT was a fixed roof version of Morris Garage’s iconic MGB roadster, introduced in 1965 and built through 1980 for various markets. When first released, the GT used the same BMC B-series inline-4 cylinder engine, but added small back seats for miniature passengers and Pininfarina designed greenhouse with a fastback lift-gate and storage […]
If you want to build a custom car that’ll be faster than a stock version, you could probably spend your hard cash on various performance parts and your spare time on cobbling up your custom machine…or you could buy something that another person has created….you just need to not mind the creator’s vision and execution. […]
I have to admit that this next car has me a bit stumped…and I don’t say that lightly because y’all know I love some random piles of parts that would otherwise seem to have no purpose. But this thing. Wow. It was once a zippy little Triumph TR7 convertible with 4-cylinder power and an eye […]