Monday, 30 May 2011

Triumph TR7 V8 Forsale

Today is a dark day. My pride and joy is forsale:

Triumph TR7 drop head in British Racing Green. Converted to 3.5 litre V8 using a Rimmer Brothers Kit and SD1 engine. Engine modifications include Carter downdraft carburettor (Similar to Webber) and a 4:2:1 twin stainless steel exhaust system (beautiful V8 sound). 15inch alloy wheels, including spare, with Michelin Pilot 205/50 tyres with plenty of tread. Brakes have been uprated with front ventilated discs and 4 pot callipers. The suspension has also been uprated. Tow bar with single socket electronics. Bee Security category 2 immobiliser. Panasonic CQ-FX321N stereo radio with 6 disc CD changer.

The car is in generally good condition but has a few quirks and some surface rust as one would expect from a car of this age. The worst rust is shown in one of the photos. The drivers seat is in poor condition (see photo) but there is a spare driver’s and passenger’s seat to go with the car. The high speed setting for the wipers does not work but there is a replacement wiper motor included. The indicated mileage is 8950 which is believed to be the mileage since the V8 conversion, but this cannot be confirmed. The car is perfectly driveable but could do with some TLC.

The TR7 is a very underrated British sports car. With the original 2.0 Litre engine the performance was unimpressive but the torque of the V8 engine really brings the TR7 alive with the modified suspension and braking system matching the increased performance. This is a real opportunity to obtain a classic high performance convertible at a budget price.

Inspection welcomed and a test drive can be arranged with proof of insurance cover.

The car has been advertised elsewhere and therefore may be withdrawn before the end of the auction.

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