Clean 1976 Triumph TR7

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As far as little British sports cars go, pretty much par for the course is MG or Austin Healey. Triumph, in my opinion, especially the TR7, is underrated. The styling makes it look like a baby Lancia Stratos, and who doesn’t like the Stratos? Featuring pop-up headlights, a rare factory color scheme, and no rust, this TR7 can be found here on eBay, with a lot of well-deserved interest.

Based on the item description, it sounds like all the car needs mechanically is a fuel pump. Since it’s been sitting for a few years, it could probably stand to benefit from some new fluids and maybe a general refresher and check-up. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, producing just 92 horsepower in North American spec, and driving the rear wheels through a four-speed manual. It doesn’t run at all now, but once a new fuel pump is installed and it does run, 92 horsepower might not seem like a lot, but it’s undoubtedly fun to drive.

The interior is in fantastic condition, like the body, paint, frame, and suspension. It looks like the radio might be missing, as are the carpets, but short of a few rips on the seats and an even coating of dust, everything looks decent. No cracks, no missing trim, no discoloration, original Smiths gauges. I see no air conditioning compressor or controls, but if you roll down the windows, that should help on the warm summer days.

On the plus side of those missing carpets, you can see the floors. No taking the seller at their word here, you can see for yourself that there is no rust, the factory topaz paint proudly brightening up the interior. It looks to be coming from a caring home, too. In one of the images included in the listing, another TR7 can be seen in a garage in the background. A caring home is always a good thing in any car’s history, especially when dealing with something as stereotypically finicky as a British sports car. If all it truly does need is that new fuel pump, this would make for a fantastic weekend car to tinker around with.

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  1. bobhess bobhessMember

    Obviously put some gas shocks on it the wrong length. Looks like it’s ready for off road use. Also, lot of that funky color paint around all of a sudden. Maybe same seller with bad taste of colors?

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    • Ben Davis

      Hate to say this but many of these write ups need to be proof read…lots of inaccurate statements and grammatical errors…otherwise, a great site!

      Like 10
    • fordor

      wonder why the carb tops are 90 degrees off? would make one wonder about the rest of the car

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      • Glenn ReynoldsMember

        Those look like the dreaded Stromberg carbs. Car wouldn’t run properly no matter how they were mounted.

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      • fordor

        really Glenn? do you do a lot of work on these type of carbs?

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  2. Jim

    “The interior is in fantastic condition”! What? The interior is a disaster! I was shocked it was so bad after seeing the outside of the car.

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    • Nash Bridges

      Agreed. I’ve been seeing a lot of misinformation and questionable statements in many of the write ups as mentioned above…

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    • Mark Radtke

      I love to paint on these cars mg’s triumphs any of that era Porsches they had wacky colors that show what year they were from. The interior is in great shape you should see some of the ones I’ve seen all it needs is a nice carpeting I would lower it and put on some passports as well

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  3. Scott Marquis

    “The styling makes it look like a baby Lancia Stratos” ? You’ve gotta’ really want to see that.

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  4. John Holden

    “baby Lancia Stratos”? The TR7 was actually longer, higher and heavier than a Stratos.

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  5. Francisco

    Do I really need to be told to “…roll down the windows” on a warm summer day?

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  6. Harvey HarveyMember

    All it needs is a……..,uh huh.

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  7. Seth KARPEN

    I believe that it has been painted. I had a 76 and the back panel where the
    license plate is was painted matt black

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  8. Araknid78

    Located in:
    Stanfield, North Carolina,

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  9. Robert

    These did come from a good home! Just recently sold the pair to a gentleman..I guess he’s flipping them haha

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  10. t-bone bob

    Aug 15, 2021 , 7:00AM
    Winning bid:
    US $3,000.00
    [ 27 bids

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  11. Araknid78

    Ended: Aug 15, 2021 , 7:00AM
    Winning bid:US $3,000.00
    [ 27 bids ]

    Like 0

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