1980 Triumph TR7 2.0 Litre Convertible

Make: Triumph
Model: TR7 2.0 Litre Convertible
Year: 1980
Registration Number: DYN 249V
Chassis Number: TPADJ7AT208271
Engine Number: CG 29879H
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: July 2014
Sold For: £2200

Auction Date: 5 December 2013
Lot No: 222

Perhaps the greatest mistake Triumph made when introducing the TR7 was calling it a TR. Better known for powerful, slightly unruly transport, the true TR is a little on the wild side and for the real sports car lover an absolute gem. The TR7 is such a contrast with its comfortable and spacious cockpit, sensible performance from its two litre, four cylinder engine, five speed manual gearbox and excellent road manners. In truth it is a very pleasant all round open tourer, which is equally at home with long distance runs or a quick nip down to the supermarket. Think of it instead as an up-market Spitfire and you will be absolutely delighted.

This example, finished in silver with blue and grey cloth trim, is particularly worthy of consideration. The car was supplied new by Henlys (Central London) Ltd, to a lady in Cobham. In 1986 it went to Jersey until 1989. It was then used sparingly and from the SORN certificates, appears to have been stored for a while. A well-chronicled file comes with the motor car with details of all owners and from the old MOT test certificates available since 1997, one might feel the 45,000 miles indicated, are correct. It appears to only have done about 5000 miles in the last five to six years. On inspection it started easily and ran well, although a good tune of the carbs might be worthwhile. Recent work has included a new distributor, fuel tank and battery.

Offered with V5C registration certificate, a number of old MOT test certificates, a Haynes workshop manual, the original handbook and the above mentioned file of history, the car is ready for use. The present owner intended to recapture his lost youth and to use it on a regular basis, but an unexpected malfunction to one leg has returned him to his senile roots and an automatic.