1981 Triumph TR7 Convertible 2.0 litre from UK and Ireland
I doubt that I will part with it
Nothing much really, no major faults. Think I may have to replace the viscous fan coupling soon.
Rustproofed from new and several times since, so no real problems there.
Interiors aren't that durable, and in the open topped car, tends to weather quickly. Best kept as original as possible in my opinion.
Needs careful rustproofing. Rust can be a problem on most cars of this era.
Will probably fit a stainless steel exhaust when the mild steel one fails.
Good fun, good handling, brakes only adequate, ride good for its time but not to modern standards. The controversial styling is now part of the character of the car.
Cabin is light and airy with lots of room for two. Two seats only.
No radio / stereo as standard, care needs to be taken with aftermarket as they can look out of place.
Most parts readily available new, or if not, second hand, but some bits and pieces of trim can be expensive.
Probably a purchase you would make as a second car, but nevertheless a practical daily driver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th December, 2013
16th Jun 2015, 17:58
Yes, an ideal second car. People are starting to appreciate these cars now!
31st Aug 2015, 21:52
Have noticed prices seem to be on the up.
18th Sep 2015, 01:38
Quite rare now. How long since you last saw one?
18th Sep 2015, 12:15
Are you serious? They're available on any Craigslist. Non-running ones can still be had for well under a grand.
19th Sep 2015, 09:12
Maybe not for the UK and Ireland guys on this review. I would rather have a nice TR6 for under 8k here in the USA that I saw on Craigs List.