1976 Triumph TR7 from North America


The car is really nice, I love it


Well the car looks awesome nothing has gone wrong with it since I've had it. I've had the car for I guess a year I'm about to turn 16 and my parents bought it for me. I do need to either replace the battery or the battery wires because I'm having to jump it to get it started so I'm thinking it the battery.

General Comments:

I haven't been able to drive it yet, but I can't wait. My parents put a paint job on it for me, it's a pearlesent white to blue. I want to know where to find parts for this car because I want a face car a I believe that I can make it real fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2004

27th Dec 2004, 13:40

I just turned 16 also, my sister gave me her Tr7 about 6 months ago, I haven't had a problem with it, she had it about 4 years before me and only had a couple problems with it.

30th Jan 2005, 12:57

First, please don't worry about making it fast. It's a sports car! Cool! What else do you need? I totaled my TR250 and lost the sight of my left eye due to speed and a hole in the road. Please believe me, it's better to get there a little slower than to not get there at all. Just keep it mechanically up to date and change the fluids at a regular basis and you should be o.k. It's a British vehicle, so it's going to leak, they all do. Keep your suspension tight and your tires aligned also. Good luck and have fun, but also be careful. I've been blind since I was 17. I'm now 52. It's a great car. Have a great time, but please get there (a little slower).

Mark Snyder.

14th Feb 2009, 15:57

I am a 35 yr old female. My first car at age 15 was the TR7. It was a beautiful red. I have now had a mustang, F150, blazers, suburbans, camry, none will ever top the joy and sheer delight that came from driving my TR7. I loved the eight track tapes. By the time my grandfather gave me the 1976 car it was quite old, but awesome. It got me lots of attention!

1976 Triumph TR7 2.0 litre from North America


No making Lemon aid with this LEMON!


Timing chain snapped ($500) on the way to a trip to a beautiful beach resort. Oil pump failed and motor seized on the way back home. Had to have it towed behind a '78 Dodge pickup.

Fuel pump and electrical problems were a constant as were the dual Stromberg carburetors always out of sync. Floor pans rotted, but man did I ever look cool in that car. Chicks dig the TR7. Well at least they did in the 80's.

General Comments:

Surprisingly it had a lot of leg room for tall people (I am 6'4). This is a bad car all around however. Don't let the sexy wedge design fool you. This is the car which caused Triumph to go under. If you want nostalgia and more value in a classic which you like tinkering on, go with a TR6 or older.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2003

5th Apr 2004, 19:34

I take challenge the statement that the TR7 caused Triumph to go down. It is a matter of history that British Leyland's management decisions and poor build quality of all vehicles across BL's catalogue were the real reason.

I really think the writer was being over critical, and is perhaps not very well versed with either the vehicle or the history of British motor industry in the 70's - 80's.

Sadly he may have been the victim of a genuine lemon, as I was with a late 70's BL Mini.

23rd Jul 2004, 10:26

Considering that the author of the review was talking about a 1976 model, I'm not surprised at the troubles he experienced.

The later (post 78) cars are superior in all respects, both in the quality of parts and assembly.

I know this from experience, as I purchased a 1980 convertible in August 1984, and it is owned to this day by a friend of mine. Considering that it's now a quarter of a century old, remarkably little has ever gone wrong with it, outside of what you might expect for ANY vehicle of it's age.