Buick V6 Swap: 1976 Triumph TR7

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.

From the seller:

1976 Triumph TR-7
VIN: ACL028115UC
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 51000
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1976 Triumph TR7 with 231 V-6 Conversion (John’s Cars Conversion) 5-Speed Manual

Need some garage space, so selling my classic 1976 Triumph TR-7 sports car. This car was converted from the rather anemic stock engine to a 1980 Buick 231 V-6 using the popular John’s Cars conversion package. The V-6 engine is mated to a Borg Warner T5 5-speed manual transmission, which makes for a smooth and powerful drive train. Mileage on the car is about 51K, with less (but unknown) mileage on the engine. This is a hardtop with a sunroof and has a clear title.

The car runs great and is mechanically sound. Body and paint are fine for daily driving, but not perfect. Interior is also OK for daily use, but basic. The car can be used as-is for a daily driver, or it could be a nice basis for a restoration. Cost of this car is less than the cost of the conversion parts alone.

Headlights, Blinkers, Brake lights, Wipers, Heater, Radio, & Gauges are all working. Horn does not work. Tires are good. The most noticeable body dings are about a 2″ crease on the right front fender and about a 1″ dent on the hood.

You can see this car near Jefferson City. Drop me a message through Craigslist if interested, please include a phone number if you would like to discuss by phone. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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