Buick V6 Powered: 1981 Triumph TR7(?)

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. Could you drive this next thing? Find this 1981 Triumph TR7(?) offered for $15,000 in Roseville, CA via craigslist.


This beast was previously featured here on DT back in 2015.   Not much seems to have changed.

From the seller:

1981 Triumph TR7 

VIN: SATPZ4180BA404938 

condition: excellent 

cylinders: 6 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

paint color: white 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

type: convertible 

It’s almost Summer! For Sale is my Toy. She started out as a 1981 Triumph TR7. The 4 cylinder engine was replaced by a 3.8l Buick V-6, coupled to a GM T-5 5 speed and power goes through a Mustang GT rear end with limited slip. She now has 4 wheel disc brakes with Wilwood aluminum calipers and 11″ drilled and vented rotors on the front and SSBC calipers and 10.25″ drilled and vented rotors in the front. She has competition springs, Koni adjustable shocks and poly bushings on all for corners. The dash is now fitted with VDO gauges.



She sits on 15″ Konig “Lace” wheels and 205/60/15 Kuhmo tires. The fiberglass fenders and air dam are moulded off of a 944 Porsche. She’s painted GM White with a checkered flag wrap.



She is fun to drive and if I had a dollar for every time I was asked “What kind of car is it?” I’d be rich!



I’m asking for $15,000.00 or best offer.

do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers



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