1979 Triumph TR7
The ’70s were a bad time to be selling British cars in America. While the cars were never paragons of reliability, a decade of labor troubles doomed the cars to even more indifferent assembly. The early TR7 was a victim. Once production was moved to the Canley plant in 1978, though, the TR7 became a much better car, though doomed by the ahead-of-its-time styling and awful reputation.
This one is stunning. It’s straight, clean, and dry, with gleaming paint and a spotless interior. That red carpet with tartan door inserts is rather cool, actually. We have to believe that these cars will be sought after soon, as the values of the earlier cars keep shooting up.
It’s on eBay in California with reserve not yet met.