1979 Triumph TR7 Roadster LHD
1979 TRIUMPH TR7, ULTRA LOW MILEAGE 874, PROBABLY UNIQUE !
Introduced in 1975 but still up-to-the-minute in looks, the TR7 marked the Triumph TR sports car's abandonment of its traditional separate chassis. Other changes from preceding TR5 and 6 Formulas included the abandonment of the traditional six-cylinder engines and independent rear suspension. The newcomer's 2.0-liter SOHC, four-cylinder engine and power train were basically Triumph Dolomite, while the suspension comprised MacPherson struts at the front and a live axle at the rear. A five-speed manual gearbox and automatic transmission were also options, and a Convertible joined the original Coupe version.
The TR7 was characterised by its 'wedge' shape and commonly advertised as The Shape of Things to Come.
This exceptional TR7 Roadster LHD offered here must be among the most original, low-mileage examples in existence. The car presents in highly original and very lightly used condition, and the odometer reads 874 miles ! This TR7 was manufactured in August of 1979, built to 1980 model year and to US-market specifications, and was equipped with the desirable 5-speed manual gearbox from new, and equipped with heater, seatbelts, and catalyst exhaust. The Triumph was owned by a Disney animator for many years, who kept the car in great fiddle, using only NOS and OEM parts for service. The car's comprehensive history file includes the original bill of sale and Heritage Trust Certificate among many other documents, and the last registration sticker reads 1990.
Finished in striking Vermilion over a red tartan check insert interior with black leather effect edging, the wedge-age Triumph speaks for the era it was built in. A finer example will be very hard to find.