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1978 TR7 FHC

  • Lot# 178
  • Archive
  • With Reserve

Vehicle Details

    • Make:
    • TR7
    • Model:
    • FHC
    • Year:
    • 1978
    • Serial Number:
    • ACW41388UCF
    • Odometer:
    • 33750
    • Top Colour:
    • Red
    • Interior Colour:
    • Red/Black
    • Body Colour:
    • Red
    • Body Style:
    • Fixed Head Coupe
    • Engine Size:
    • 3.5l Rover V8
    • Transmission:
    • Standard
    • Vehicle title:
    • Active / Clear
    • Last province registered:
    • Alberta
    • Price: $

    • Status:

General Overall Condition

  • Engine
  • Very Good
  • Transmission
  • Very Good
  • Body
  • Very Good
  • Paint
  • Good
  • Convertible Top
  • --Select Convertible Top--
  • Seat Upholstery
  • Very Good
  • Other Interior
  • --Select Other Interior--
  • Instruments / Gauges
  • Very Good
  • Electrical System
  • Very Good
  • Suspension
  • Very Good
  • Exhaust
  • Very Good
  • Tires
  • Very Good

Description


OPTIONS / NOTABLE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT / MODIFICATIONS FROM ORIGINAL:

Rover 3.5L V8 built by Woody Cooper from the Wedge Shop in Massachusetts, USA. Engine 3.5 Bored 0.20, Fully Balanced, new 10.5 compression Pistons. Erson Camshaft Lift 504 Adv. Dur 296 Dur@.050 220 and LC 109. Cloyes double timing chain. Internal changes for higher oil pressure. Heads fully ported including bowls.-Heavy Duty valve springs. Larger High Flow valves. Intake  41.4 mm Exhaust 35.5. Brand new 600CFM 4 barrel Holley carb. Brand new low profile Spectre air intake plenum using original TR8 ducts in front inner wheel arch behind headlamp pods. (done to retain use of the original single hump bonnet). Clearance is about 5 mm. Modified standard TR7 tacho with red line @ 6500rpm. Many more modifications to list not enough room

INTERESTING / IMPORTANT VEHICLE HISTORY AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:

The car is a 1978 5 speed that lived its entire life in La Mesa, California with 2 owners till approx 5 years ago where it was bought by a fellow who had a British car garage in New Jersey, He had it in a motor museum for a while and then it was imported to Sylvan Lake, Alberta. It had 31,000 original and genuine miles on the clock and having spent the bulk of its life in California is in amazing shape. There has been a slight bit of corrosion under the nose where the drain holes let water away from the bonnet surround but it has been remediated. It also came with a front tow eye broke off but it has been re-welded back on. It is the original Carmine red and is in real good shape but as any car of that age there are the obligatory stone chips and a very small ding on the rear right.

ANY ADDITIONAL PARTS, ACCESSORIES OR DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WITH SALE:

Original Triumph Toolkit included. Comes with original crown wheel and pinion (3.45) currently has a 2.84 from a Rover SD1 Vanden Plas. Custom Fitted Car Cover.