Triumph TR7 Convertible 1980 sold for £2,650 April 25th Classic Car Auction
This example is finished in silver with blue and grey cloth trim. This car was supplied new by Henlys (Central London)Ltd to a lady in Cobham. A well chronicled file comes with the car, with details of all owners and old MOT certificates, confirming the mileage and makes for an interesting read. Comes with hood cover and original jack. Last work done was a new distributor and fuel tank. Car drives well and everything appears to be in good working order, although a good tune of the twin carbs might be worthwhile. Owners handbook, original service book (unstamped). Spare set of keys. No advisories on MOT. Fitted with a 5 speed gear box.
Sold for £2,650.
Additional information on the Triumph TR7 Convertible
“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. The car had an overall length of 160 inches (406 cm), width of 66 inches (168 cm), wheelbase of 85 inches (216 cm) and height of 49.5 inches (126 cm). The coupé had a kerbside weight of 2205 pounds (1000 kg). During development, the TR7 was referred to by the code name “Bullet”. Rumours that it was earmarked as a possible replacement for the MGB are unfounded. Original full size model wore MG logos because it was styled at Longbridge which was not a Triumph factory.
Power was provided by a 105 bhp (78 kW) (92 bhp or 69 kW in the North American version) 1,998 cc eight-valve four-cylinder engine that shared the same basic design as the Triumph Dolomite Sprint engine, mounted in-line at the front of the car. Drive was to the rear wheels via a four-speed gearbox initially with optional five-speed manual gearbox, or three-speed automatic from 1976. The front independent suspension used coil spring and damper struts and lower single link at the front, and at the rear was a four-link system, again with coil springs. There were front and rear anti roll bars, with disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear.”