Lot 243 - 1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible
|Odometer reading||14,710 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,259|
- A collector quality example
- Low mileage
- Extensive mechanical recommissioning costing circa £7,000
The Triumph TR7 was manufactured from September 1974 to October 1981 and was initially produced at the Speke, Liverpool factory, moving to Canley, Coventry in 1978 and then finally to the Rover Solihull plant in 1980. The car was launched in the United States in January 1975 with its UK home market debut in May 1976. The UK launch was delayed at least twice because of high demand for the vehicle in the US with final sales of new TR7s continuing into 1982. The car was characterised by its 'wedge' shape, which was commonly advertised as: 'The Shape of Things to Come' and by a swage line sweeping down from the rear wing to just behind the front wheel. The design was penned by Harris Mann who also designed the wedge-shaped Princess.
Built on 6th August 1980, this excellent and original example has covered a mere 14,700 miles from new. Presented in Platinum Silver coachwork over a navy checkered interior, this TR7 looks very well indeed. The paintwork retains a deep shine, and the interior is in very good condition for its age. Owned by the current vendor for circa five years this Triumph was treated to much mechanical recommissioning in 2019 costing circa £7,000. Included in the work was a full engine rebuild, new clutch, suspension, brakes, exhaust, fuel system, an overhaul of the cooling system, and four new tyres, all of which was carried out by leading marque specialist Robsport International.
Reported to run and drive without fault, this TR7 was last services in October 2023 showing 14,703 miles. As its original specification the car is fitted with a five-speed gearbox, Sundym tinted glass, laminated windscreen, inertia reel seat belts, heater and 185 HR 13 tyres. It is also fitted with its original radio and cassette player. Accompanying this Triumph is an extensive history file including its factory build specification sheet, the current V5C registration document, sundry bills, and previous MoT test certificates.
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