1980 Triumph TR-7

Bryan Spellman

Plains, United States

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Watch this space. No seriously. This is my own 1980 Triumph TR-7. I haven’t driven the car since 2002, but am now beginning the process of getting it back on the road. First step was to take it out of the garden and onto the street, where it is now licensed and street legal. Next step will be replacing the fuel and fuel lines so that it will actually run. Then will come cosmetic challenges—buffing out the shine, replacing the top, all that fun stuff. I plan to be driving this car around Montana in the next couple of months. Wish me luck.

British Leyland introduced the TR-7 in 1975 (in the US) and 1976 in Britain. A convertible version was not introduced until 1979 (in the US) and 1980 in Britain. The whole model line was scrapped in 1981. Some automotive writers have categorized the TR7 as one of the worst cars ever built. I love mine. While there were almost 29,000 TR7 Dropheads built, mine is the only one I have ever seen in person.

Taken 7/6/2010 in Missoula, Montana.

Nikon D80 DSLR, Nikkor 16-85 mm wide angle/tele/zoom lens set at 42 mm.

ISO 100, f /5.0, 1/90 second.

Finished in Photoshop CS4.

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