1980 Triumph TR7 DHC 2.0
Affordable, fun, practical, classic sports car
Condenser, water pump, windscreen washer pump.
Despite attracting negative comments in its early days, mainly due to the poor quality of rust-buckets from Liverpool, it has proved itself to be a most reliable, enjoyable and durable sports car.
Bland MX5s come and go, MG TFs fall by the wayside, but Harris Mann's adventurous design is a true long-lived classic which will turn heads for many years to come.
The robust powertrain is bomb proof; all I do is change the oil every 6,000 miles and top up the gearbox (it has always leaked slightly).
I have owned it for 36 years; everything is original apart from the stainless steel exhaust and the water pump which started to leak a few years ago - took two days struggle to remove and replace.
The discs, calipers, and rear drums are original; rear brake cylinders lasted 25 years. I checked the valve clearances at 40,000 miles; they required no adjustment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th September, 2017