For Sale: 1979 Triumph TR7 in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

This 1979 Triumph TR7 has matured into a unique classic that knows how to represent its era with distinction. It's a two-tone drop-top with a stick shift and handling as sharp as its pointed nose. It makes for a cool low-mileage classic that feels like a time capsule.

The TR7 is a classic that is really starting to get the respect it deserves. The styling was considered radical when it debuted, but now we see how it represented its era so well. Cars like the Mazda RX-7, Fiat X19, and 3rd gen Pontiac Firebird have shown us that this was the time for sharp lines and hidden headlights. And try picking up any of those classics today for this Triumph's level of affordability. Plus, we love the color theme. The 1970s loved earth-tones and this doubles down with Russet Brown and tan. It's a driver-ready finish, which means a car you can easily take on the road while still retaining a good gloss to show off the car's crisp body lines. This was a time when car companies found new ways for color coordination. So the black bumpers go well with the black rockers, and the fresh-looking black convertible top makes for an especially attractive sense of style. Even the wheels are incorporated into the theme nicely where the golden Minilite-style alloys stand out while also matching the badging on the trunk. The result is a car that's fashionable, vintage, unique, and ready to drive.

This car is on an actual miles title, and that would mean averaging under 700 miles annually. And the level of cleanliness inside really highlights this kind of less use and preservation. The plush carpeting, smooth dash, taut convertible boot, and clean trunk are all part of a time capsule impression. You'll love it down to the details like the classic optional AM/FM radio. While the interior could qualify for a museum piece, as a true British droptop, this is meant to be a driver's machine. That's why you have supportive bucket seats, a gear stick in the ideal position, a grippy steering wheel, and beyond that is a full set of Smiths gauges - including a large speedo and tach.

Just like a good British roadster, it's powered by a peppy four-cylinder motor. The 1998cc unit looks exceptionally fresh in the engine bay, and so it shows the same level of care and preservation that was shown on the interior. That's why it fires up eagerly and feels ready to hit the road. Part of the true fun of a classic drop-top comes from the full control over the motor, and while there are plenty of stick-shift European machines, rarely do you find a vintage one with a five-speed. Nimble steering, modern sport tires, power brakes, and front discs complete a package that makes sure this upholds Triumph's grand driving tradition.

Complete with the owner's manual packet, this is a well-kept classic that also is one of the most affordable ways to celebrate the best of 1970s style. It's hard to resist this TR7, so why wait? Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Triumph TR7
  • Listing ID: CC-1631643
  • Price: $17,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Triumph
  • Model:TR7
  • Exterior Color:Russett Brown
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:29252
  • Stock Number:2761-PHX
  • VIN:TCT101562UF
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204

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