Buick V6 Powered: 1979 Triumph TR7
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 Triumph motor replaced with a 231 ci V6 from a Buick…which is maybe an upgrade…I’m not sure. Find this 1979 Triumph TR7 offered for $1500 in Los Angeles, CA via fakebook buickplace.
From the seller:
1979 Triumph tr7
Listed 6 weeks ago in Los Angeles, CA
About This Vehicle
Driven 57,000 miles
Exterior color: Red · Interior color: Brown
Fuel type: Gasoline
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.
Classic Triumph TR7, all complete project car, runs and drives, just need some love.
Good project, clean title ! Very nice British classic convertible
Swap 231 v6, Not original engine
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The Buick v6 is actually a pretty good swap. The V6 has similar dimensions to the rover V8, except it is shorter. It weighs about the same as the rover V8 and since it is shorter, it moves the center of gravity towards the rear of the car.
That said, if I were doing this, I would get a V-6 and a five speed out of a Camaro.
Great choice. My friend has a 2017 V-6 1LE Camaro and I’ve driven it. It’s FANTASTIC!
Actually, I would get a V-6 and a five speed out of a Camaro and put it in a MGB GT
Strangely enough, isn’t the Rover V6 originally the Buick 215, and aluminum at that too.
How much more did Earl Scheib charge to paint the interior to match?