V6 And 5-Speed Swap: 1980 Triumph TR7

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 it has been simplified with the V6 from a 1994 Camaro mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, but the exterior paint is far from simple. Find this 1980 Triumph TR7 offered for $11,750 in Piedmont, SC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1980 Triumph TR7
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 80000
odometer broken
paint color: blue
size: sub-compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
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1980 Triumph TR7 “V6”

This is an amazing example of a modified Triumph TR7. Great for British car club drives, cars and coffee or just running out for ice cream!

Excellent condition, NO rust.

Custom paint, a brilliant metallic blue with silver metalflake stripes (and red pinstripes) and rocker panels/rear panel painted with Mystic color changing paint. Some very minor paint flaws and scratches.

The stock powertrain was removed and replaced with a 3.4L V6 and T5 five speed manual transmission from a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro. The gauge cluster is also from that car. Exhaust is a custom dual Magnaflow setup. This engine stock has more power than the Rover V8 that was fitted to the TR8 model. The transplant is very cleanly done and looks factory.

The wheels are from an MG ZR/Rover 25/45 over 4 x 100 adapters.

Custom interior with upgraded seats, Nardi wood rimmed steering wheel, new JVC stereo unit with Bluetooth, USB, phone, etc. Four speakers. Tinted side windows.

New parts in the past year:

Front brake rotors and EBC Yellow pads
Rear shoes, slave cylinders and hardware
New Lucas wiper and turn signal switches
Rear suspension bushings
Fuel pump, tank cleaned out, wiring.
Heater valve

All fluids are fresh

Convertible top is in very good condition, needs some further fussing for best fit.

Total actual mileage is unknown.

problem areas:

fuel gauge doesn’t work (GM gauge can’t talk with Triumph sender)
A/C inoperative
windshield washer inoperative
speedo is inaccurate (needs to be programmed)

Car is located near Greenville, SC