This next car comes as a tip from TeleArrow who writes: It’s hard to find anything interesting for less that $5K these days, but this just might be one. True! The Triumph TR7 is one of those almost forgotten classics that was launched in 1974 as the “Shape of things to Come” as British Leyland […]
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 […]
The Triumph TR7 is one of those almost forgotten classics that was launched in 1974 as the “Shape of things to Come” as British Leyland headed to bankruptcy. TR7 styling was penned by Harris Mann (known for his Austin Allegro and Princess work) and while it won’t win any beauty contests, it certainly checks all […]
I’m always a fan of a really nice condition example of an unloved classic like the TR-7, and this thing is a special edition too! Just what is a “Victory Edition” anyway? If this was a 1982 or later it might be a references to the Falkans War, but a quick internet search reveals that […]
The Triumph TR7 was born at the wrong time. It was born in a time 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. At least today’s TR7 should survive for a few years because […]
This next car comes as a tip from Cory who writes: Swapped out one turd of a motor for another. The later 3800’s were warp years better than the 1981 231 carb engine. Find this 1975 Triumph TR7 offered for $3900 in Middletown, RI via craigslist. From the seller: 1975 Triumph TR-7condition: goodcylinders: 6 cylindersdrive: […]
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.
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 […]