Angry Bird Chuck: 1979 Triumph TR7

The Triumph TR7 isn’t a car that’ll make you fall in love at first sight.  In fact, you probably need to see on 15 times before you acquire the taste, but like a fine cauliflower purée ..the TR7 isn’t for the new car collector or someone getting their feet wet in classic cars…but for the connoisseur of fine British 70s classics, the TR7 is a winner. This next example has two of my favorite elements in an older car — a manual gearbox and original paint. Find this 1979 Triumph TR7 offered for $6200 in Lakewood, CO via craigslist.

From the seller:

I have a very nice, fun to drive 1979 Triumph TR7 Survivor sports car for sale. It is a 5 speed with rear wheel drive. This is a rust free Arizona/California car that I brought to Denver at the beginning of the year to work on as a project car. Original Paint and carpet as well. Odometer shows just under 39k miles. All the work needed for a Triumph TR7 of this age has been done plus more so it’s ready for you to enjoy this summer! All gauges, lights, horn, clock, work fine. Extra set of wheels, extra radiator, and spare parts all go with the TR7.

Here are a few of the things I’ve done in the past 2 months.

New battery

Change oil

New fuel filter

New plugs, cap, rotor, plug wires

New Fuel pump

New Seats

New exhaust manifold

New drivers door hinge and window whisker

New passenger door window whisker

New turn signal switch

New turn signal flasher

New brake light switch

Dropped fuel tank for clean out

New fuel sending unit

New rear rubber brake line

New thermostat

New temp sending unit

Balance and tuned both carbs

New clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder and flex line

Oiled clock

New Steering column bushings at firewall, and 2 in upper steering column

Drain rear differential, new gasket, new gear oil

Replaced gear box oil

New Sony blue tooth radio

New front end ball joints

New tie rod ends

New front rubber brake lines

New dampener shocks in front struts

4 new tires

Balance and installed new wheels

New throttle cable

New shifter bushings

New rear shocks

New rear wheel cylinders

New front brake pads

Turned front rotors

Front end alignment

Front wheel bearings repacked

New Radiator

New Electric Cooling Fan

$6,500 Local pickup available or I can provide you with the transport company that I used getting the TR7 from Los Angeles to Denver. I was very happy with their service and pricing. I have over 1500 photos of this project so if there is something you need to see on the TR7 I can send you a picture.

See a better way to drive something that matches the stripes on the ground?