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1976 TR7 Coupe for sale in Butler PA

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Pat.L Silver Member Patrick Ledford
New Wilmington, PA, USA   USA
There was a notification in my local club mail list that this TR7 was for sale by executors. if you are interested send me a PM and I will forward the mail with the contact information. I have not seen the car yet, but from what I am being told by local Triumph guys it is a solid car. Also it is a four speed. I may be able to view the car on Saturday or if there is interest from someone here I will make the effort. They had it appraised at $3500.00, I told them for a long sitting TR7 and a coupe that was too high. Response was the price is negotiable. The executors are in Michigan and the car is in Western PA. May be had for a parts car price.



Patrick
1980 TR8 DHC TPVDV8AT209637
1957 TR-3 Under restoration TS20462LO
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TR8todd Todd Kishbach
Mass, USA   USA
1977 Triumph TR7 "Rally Fraud"
1978 Triumph TR8
1979 Triumph TR7
1980 Triumph TR8    & more
For comparison purposes only. My 50,000 mile vermillian red(orange) 77 coupe, has had a 5 speed and 3.45 conversion, Wizard aluminum radiator, 13" minilite wheels, Weber carbs, folding sunroff, new seat covers and carpet, sound deadening throughout, really nice stereo, etc. Its been driven regularly since I put it on the road, and is the best driving TR7 coupe I have ever had or been in. I tried like crazy to sell it for $4K and nobody was interested. There is an immaculate all original green 76 coupe in NY now for sale for $5K and has been so for over a year and a half. There has been a red coupe in Maine very similar to the one you posted for sale since last summer. Its a nice running car but it had a repaint and color change. He was asking $1800 but told me I could have it for $1500. The only difference is geographics. More cars around here than in western Pa. Offer the guys $500 and I bet a couple of months from now you will be the high bidder. I bought a rusty TR8 barn find from an estate auction out near Rochester NY. Got it for $400. The only other bidder was a salvage yard even thou it was well posted on the internet. A car like that limits your perspective buyers to about a 150 mile radius. Nobody farther than that is going to put in the time and deal with the aggrevation of buying and estate vehicle. If it were a TR8, then that would be a different story. Considering the circumstances, its a $500 car. Running on CL or Ebay, its a $2000 car maybe. Hard to tell from one photo.



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POW Peter Wirth
HEBRON, NH - New Hampshire, USA   USA
The car hobby is such a fickle endeavor. We somehow bring it on ourselves. Without any real knowledge of why, some cars are just shunned just because. Excellent TR250, $45.000 +. Excellent TR6 (virtually the same car), $25,000. Excellent TR7's are what? $7,000? and 8's around $15,000 with a smattering apparently being "offered" for $20,000. They all cost the same ton of money get to 'excellent' condition and once there many of them don't see the road much because the 'excellent' wears off quickly with use. - Pete

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Xseries Brian Ridley-Jones
WATERLOOVILLE, Hampshire, UK   GBR
and which car would be the best to drive 300 miles in and still feel pretty relaxed at the end??
Brian

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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Generally speaking when a manufacturer comes out with an all new design it's not well received by the faithful, Porsche comes to mind with the 914 and the 924/928 series. The reality is that Triumph replaced an aging design TR2/3/4/5/6 with an all new design using the latest in technology to come up with a really nice sportscar that out performs it's predecessor in every category; performance, comfort, safety, etc.. Boy if you want to see some eye rolls try driving into the parking lot at an Austin-Healey meet with a Jensen-Healey!

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urchin Jeffrey Aronson
Vinalhaven, ME, USA   USA
One time in the early Aughts I took another route back to this island in Maine. I noted that I was approaching a high end specialist shop in Gardiner, ME. It’s lot was filled with very slick Alfa Romeo’s, Ferrari’s, Porsche’s and Audi’s. I pulled into the lot in my TR-7 Spider and the mechanic looked at it as if I had peed on his shoe.

Auto snobbery is a funny thing.....

Jeff



Jeffrey Aronson
Editor, Rovers Magazine
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 88" SW
‘97 Land Rover Discovery I SE7
‘77 Triumph TR-7 Coupe
'80 Triumph Spitfire 1500
'66 Corvair Monza 110/4
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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead "The Great Pumpkin"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1588384 by Pat.L There was a notification in my local club mail list that this TR7 was for sale by executors. if you are interested send me a PM and I will forward the mail with the contact information. I have not seen the car yet, but from what I am being told by local Triumph guys it is a solid car. Also it is a four speed. I may be able to view the car on Saturday or if there is interest from someone here I will make the effort. They had it appraised at $3500.00, I told them for a long sitting TR7 and a coupe that was too high. Response was the price is negotiable. The executors are in Michigan and the car is in Western PA. May be had for a parts car price.

I gotta agree with the $2,000 estimate (if it runs and drives). A 4 speed coupe is not terribly exciting, and of course there will be a boatload of issues that need to be sorted before you can have any fun with it. If it is not running, then yeah $500 for parts.

As for the car snobbery topic, well yeah, it exists. I went to a local all Triumph road rally, and the one person who showed any interest had an interesting comment. He said that he had owned a TR8 in the past, but they have power steering, and what do you do with that?

The wedge is the red headed bastard offspring of Triumph as far as many are concerned. This is despite the fact that the TR7 sold more units that any other model, and by a considerable margin.

Oh well, sometimes it is fun being the black sheep of the family. smoking smiley

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, frame off restoration, complete.
1980 Vermilion TR7 Sprint replica, in progress.

DerbyRam54 Neville Wardle
Branford, CT, USA   USA
Vance, you are quite correct. TR7s in particular are the most despised of the TR series, followed fairly closely by late Spitfires (largely because it isn't a TR as far as I can see).

Up in a barn in Maine I have a TR6 that I bought as a wreck a long time ago. I had high hopes of rebuilding it. These days, I am largely ambivalent towards it. Everybody and their brother has a TR6, or at least that's what it looks like.

I wanted to buy a wedge but my Navigator doesn't like them for some weird reason (looks too modern). I ended up buying that other laughed-at car, a Stag. Twice the fun with the engine! I ought to charge people money every time they say "why don't you put a Buick V8 in it".

I had a TR7 coupe with a 4 speed. I like the coupe but I think I'd go for a later one with the 5 speed.

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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Vance,

Did you bother to tell that one person that with that power steering you could blow the doors off whatever proper TR he drove to the meet and suck his headlights out as you went by.

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urchin Jeffrey Aronson
Vinalhaven, ME, USA   USA
A few years back I drove across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to attend the Stowe, VT, British Invasion event. On the way in northern New Hampshire, I noticed a convoy of TR-6’s heading west on the one road that took you to Vermont. That stretch of Rte 2 is wonderfully hilly, winding and narrow, with only a few town centers to slow us down. I know that the TR-6 owners tried to lose my Spider as they hustled down the road. No such luck as the TR-7 kept up quite nicely. I had fun moving from the center to the right of the lane to watch how the TR-6’s handled. When we all stopped for a scenic break, we introduced ourselves and one asked me if I was “having trouble keeping up?” I said, “no, I was just bored from going so slow.” smiling smiley

Jeff



Jeffrey Aronson
Editor, Rovers Magazine
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 88" SW
‘97 Land Rover Discovery I SE7
‘77 Triumph TR-7 Coupe
'80 Triumph Spitfire 1500
'66 Corvair Monza 110/4
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www.roversmagazine.com

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead "The Great Pumpkin"
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1591778 by urchin A few years back I drove across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to attend the Stowe, VT, British Invasion event. On the way in northern New Hampshire, I noticed a convoy of TR-6’s heading west on the one road that took you to Vermont. That stretch of Rte 2 is wonderfully hilly, winding and narrow, with only a few town centers to slow us down. I know that the TR-6 owners tried to lose my Spider as they hustled down the road. No such luck as the TR-7 kept up quite nicely. I had fun moving from the center to the right of the lane to watch how the TR-6’s handled. When we all stopped for a scenic break, we introduced ourselves and one asked me if I was “having trouble keeping up?” I said, “no, I was just bored from going so slow.” smiling smiley

Jeff

Jeff:

And I bet you were the only one walking upright upon getting out of your car.

I had a TR6 for many years, and enjoyed it immensely. But after I bought the TR8 I did not drive the TR6 for two years. One day I pondered why I had stopped driving it, and I realized it was because of the greatly increased comfort and superior ride of the TR7. I no longer walked around stooped over after two hours in the saddle. That was when I decided to sell my TR6.

Of course, I could talk about the much improved sound system, stiffer chassis, improved electrics and availability of factory A/C, but I shan't.

Next time, offer the name of a good chiropractor to your TR6 driving comrades! smoking smiley

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, frame off restoration, complete.
1980 Vermilion TR7 Sprint replica, in progress.

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urchin Jeffrey Aronson
Vinalhaven, ME, USA   USA
Vance,

When I need to demonstrate to myself that I can still bend, twist and withstand more primitive sports cars, I always have my ‘80 Triumph Spitfire. As long as I can get in and out of it without crying in pain, I know I’m ok smiling smiley.

Jeff



Jeffrey Aronson
Editor, Rovers Magazine
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 88" SW
‘97 Land Rover Discovery I SE7
‘77 Triumph TR-7 Coupe
'80 Triumph Spitfire 1500
'66 Corvair Monza 110/4
www.landroverwriter.com
www.roversmagazine.com

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