1980 Triumph TR7 DHC GM 2.8 V6 MPFI from North America
Solid simplicity that puts a smile on your face
Everything, and yet nothing.
I bought the car as a semi-rolling restoration.
It's in its second winter of resto work. The back end was done last winter, and the front end's getting done this winter, together with a new drivetrain.
Great. I love my TR7 drophead.
Solid, basic design. Everything's "right there". Easy to fix and generally very forgiving to work on. It's possible to get any component, although to be honest there's not much that can go wrong with them, and if you know what you're doing they can be very rewarding to own.
I've had lots of sports cars. Midgets, TR7s, MX5s, MR2...
The MX5s were a lot of fun and I had my eye out for another one. However this TR7 came up and I figured for the same money (5000 CAD) I could have a decent MX5 or a TR7 and 3000$ to spend fixing it up.
The MX5 would have been the right decision for a daily driver. But the TR7 was the right decision for a summer time blast, and there's nothing else like it for exclusivity. When you're in an MX5 you're just another guy. When you're in a tastefully modified TR7, everyone wants to know what it is and the story behind it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th February, 2016