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!
You’ve got two empty spaces in your garage, barn, dirt lot…whatever, and you need to fill it with two classics. Obviously one needs to be red and the other side green — an automotive salute to the little red/green sign you have on your table at an all-you-can eat churrascaria. You might not be able to eat either of these next four cars, but they all look like they’ve been barbequed over a charcoal fire for the past few decades. Which pair goes in your green field? The pair of Triumphs TR7/TR8 for $4k or the pair of NSU Prinz 40s for $1100CAD? NSUs are a tip from Erik.
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 […]
The wedge shaped Triumph TR7 launched in 1974 by the infamous British Leyland Motor Corp. The TR7 was billed as “The Shape of Things to Come” – which was apt as British Leyland’s sales followed an sharp angle…directly into the ground. The TR7 styling was penned by Harris Mann (known for his Austin Allegro and […]
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 […]
When it comes to cheap British roadsters, the newer the car, the more you get for your money. Classic MGs and TRs up to the early ’70s can command big bucks, but for the enthusiast on a budget a late ’70s or ’80s MGB, TR7, or TR8 will be in better condition than the same […]
The seller describes this next car as “not your typical 80’s crappy Triumph” — hey, that isn’t really fair…okay…maybe it is. The TR7 had some sweet wedge style, but power was low and handling wasn’t exactly amazing, but some car builder decided to change that. Find this 1980 Triumph TR7 offered for $5,500 in Olympia, WA […]
This week’s Mid Week Match-Up is just for fun — head to your local craigslist, eBay, cars.com or whatever and find me the best sub $1000 running/driving car with a manual gearbox that you could drive daily for the next year. Justify your decision. My choice is this 1976 Triumph TR7 offered for $900 buy-it-now or make-offer here […]
The Triumph TR7 was a British built classic that is easily identified by its signature wedge shape, but when someone adds custom black/white checkers and a big TR7(?) on the windscreen…it makes you stop and wonder. Find this 1981 Trumph TR7? here on eBay bidding for $3,050 reserve-not-met with a few hours to go, located […]