When was the TR7 introduced?

In 1974, Triumph broke with tradition and launched its wedge-shaped TR7 sports cars. The advert claimed it was ‘The shape of things to come’, and from some angles it even looked like it.

What engine is in a Triumph TR7?

Triumph TR7 performance and specs

Model Triumph TR7 V8
Engine 3528cc, V8 OHV
Power 133bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 174lb ft @ 3000rpm
Top speed 135mph

What make of car is TR7?

Triumph TR7
Triumph TR7 performance and specs

Model Triumph TR7 V8
0-60mph 7.7sec
Fuel consumption 21mpg
Gearbox Five-speed manual
Dimensions and weight

What years did they make a Triumph TR7?

Triumph TR7
Production 1975–1981 112,368 (TR7 coupé/hardtop) 28,864 (TR7 cabriolet/roadster) 2,497 (TR8)
Assembly Speke, Liverpool, England Canley, Coventry, England Solihull plant, Solihull, England
Designer Harris Mann
Body and chassis

When was last TR7 built?

What was the production history of the Toyota TR7 and TR8?

Unravelling the production history of the TR7 and TR8 is a challenging endeavour. Three factories built the cars during their production run from 1975-81: Speke, Canley and Solihull. During some periods, two factories assembled the cars so production overlapped. At other times the lines were shut down, but some cars were apparently built even then!

Why did triumph stop making the TR7?

In May 1978, in an effort to improve quality, Triumph’s executives closed the troublesome Speke plant and moved TR7 production to Canley, Coventry, losing months of production in the process. By July of the next year, Triumph introduced a new convertible version of the car.

When did Speke stop making the TR7?

The Speke factory was in the thick of this and even though it was only 20 years old, the company’s final solution was to permanently close the Speke operation in 1978. Production of the TR7 then moved to Canley. If you have a TR7 with original paint, you can immediately tell if it is a Speke car by the big TR7 decal on the nose.

Was the TR7 Sprint ever made?

A variant of the TR7 powered by the Dolomite Sprint engine (dubbed the “TR7 Sprint”) was developed, but never put into full production; though British Leyland had the 16-valve engined TR7 homologated for use in competition.