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1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed

Sale price: $2,600.00 make an offer
Last update: 05.06.2014

Seller's notes: "Leaks a bit of oil - most likely oil pan, or rear seal (which can be replaced without pulling motor). The paint is not original and shows cracking on hood and several other places. The top has been sewn along the side window (where it ripped),and around back window and above passenger window where the stitching came apart. Springs are sagging. AC unit is all there but needs to be charged. Windshield has a few chips (but no cracks). Heater core looks like it was disconnected years ago but the fan works and blows air regardless. The spare is rotted and flat. Radio is not installed. Driver seat has small rip in backrest, visible in photo. Odometer shows 20k miles but I'm guessing it's around 70-80k considering the speedometer is off, which leads me to believe the speedometer gear isn't the correct one. Exhaust manifold has hairline crack. Passenger Seatbelt does not auto retract. Brake master reservoir has cracks in top and has been taped with aluminum tape for good seal."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Other
Year: 1979
Type: Convertible
Color: Russet Brown
Mileage: 20,000
Engine: 2.0L 1998CC 122Cu. In. l4 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: GAS
Trim: Convertible 2-Door
Interior Color: Tan/Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed for sale

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1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed Photo
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  • 1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed
  • 1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed
  • 1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed
  • 1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed
  • 1979 Triumph TR7 Convertible 5-speed

For you consideration. I have a Russet Brown 79 TR-7 DCH with 2. 0 liter and 5 speed manual transmission. I've owned this Triumph for a couple of years and haven't had any major mechanical issues. For a 70's British roadster that's been driven regularly it's surprisingly reliable and runs well.  
It received a full tuneup when purchased (belts. plugs. wires. cap. rotor. K&N air filter. carbs cleaned and balanced. thermostat. gear oil. hoses. etc. ) and it easily passed smog. I've made several upgrades like new fuel pump. front brake lines. clutch slave cylinder rebuilt kit. random gaskets (carbs. exhaust. . . ). and replaced the wax bulb-type choke with a manual cable choke.  
As for full disclosure. see condition notes.
The vehicle is currently registered in California (CA) through July of this year. Tires are good. brakes are good. rotors are after-market drilled/slotted and stop very well. and odometer shows 20k miles but I'm guessing it's around 70-80k considering the speedometer shows ~70mph when in reality you're going ~50. This leads me to believe the trans/gearbox was replaced and/or the speedometer gear isn't the correct one.
The body is solid. Gearbox shifts well and motor does NOT overheat.

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