Picture Tells A Story: $1,000 1977 Triumph TR7


Unfortunately there’s only one picture of this Triumph TR7, which was submitted by Barn Finds reader Dustyn F–thanks for the find! It’s located in Cortez, Colorado and is advertised here on craigslist for $1,000. There’s still a good amount of information we can tell from the single picture. To begin with, the painting of what was originally a black lip at the front lip of the pop-up headlight shows that a) the car has been repainted, and b) it probably wasn’t the greatest quality job (it’s not hard to remove the black component, or even mask it off). We can also tell from the primer applied that there are some issues with the body, although the car is said to be rust-free, so possibly a later owner treated some issues or at least applied primer to try to protect things. Since most primers are porous, it doesn’t do a great job, but at least an effort was made. The alignment of the hood with the nose and generally straight side hopefully means it hasn’t been in much of an accident, if any at all. The seller states that the engine runs smoothly without smoke, the brakes work well and that it needs minor work to be a driver. As someone who just bought a TR7 to go racing, this would have been a much better candidate than the one I picked up (transport costs notwithstanding). Would you drive this wedge, or work on it and sell it on?



  1. Jose

    Colorado? With its freezing snow? “Let it go, let it go, let it go.”

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