Registry: 1981 Triumph TR7

Gary DeFosse's 1981 Triumph TR7
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Price: $2,900
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1981 TR7 drophead coupe 5 speed. This car was rust free when I started restoration. Professionally rebuilt original engine with all new parts. All original fuel injection system parts were removed when I sent the engine out for rebuild. I am 77 years old and grew up in the carburetor days so I converted it to dual Stromberg carbs (rebuilt). I had the fuel injectors professionally cleaned and flow tested, so it can be converted back to a fuel injection car or those parts can be sold separately if desired. The gas tank was removed and chemically cleaned and then sealed. Spent over $1,000 for new interior (carpet, seats, door panels). New parts include: 4 radial tires, clutch, pressure plate, soft top, brakes, lines, hoses, fuel lines, electric fuel pump, gas struts for trunk, front and rear shocks, stainless steel side mirrors, front spoiler. Rebuilds include: slave cylinder, brakes master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake calipers. The original bonnet badge was reinstalled after the car was painted (these are often missing and are not being reproduced as far as I know). I have over $5,800 invested but with current health issues I am unable to finish this beautiful car. I had just finished putting the carbs on when I had to quit working on it. I didn't get a chance to adjust the carbs or static time it. I can't hold wrenches because of neuropathy, and even have trouble getting in it. This is a great little car for someone to finish. I will let it go for half of what I have in it at $2,900.I have many pictures and can email them to serious buyers. Located in Southern Ohio Call 937-392-0398 or email

Vehicle Information

Owner: Gary DeFosse   [ripleydefosse]
Location: Ripley, OH, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress

Model Year:1981
Build Date:1981-02-14
Original Colour:Bordoux
Current Colour:Bordoux
Odometer:38,397 miles
Engine Type:4 cyl 2 ltr
Transmission:5 speed
Last Updated:2018-04-15 18:13:21
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Factory: United Kingdom
Make: Triumph
Features: PV4185
Check Digit: 5 = OK
Model Year: 1981
Plant Code: A
Number: 404297

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2018-04-15 18:13:21

Changes from 2018-04-15 07:11:49 to previous 2012-11-01 17:45:09
Status Running → Restoration in progress

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Oct 31, 2012 Gary DeFosse  USA Added to Registry (ID 16048)

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