26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 27

1982 Triumph TR7 Convertible
No Reserve

Sold for £2,250

(including buyers premium)

Lot details


The keys for the door and the booth have now been found.

Registration No: DMJ 603Y
Chassis No: SATTPADJ7AA408291
MOT: None

  • From long term ownership since 1985
  • Restored some 20 years ago and then laid up
  • Offered at 'No Reserve' from a deceased estate

Code-named Bullet by Triumph, the TR7 was launched Stateside during September 1974. The work of in-house stylist Harris Mann, its distinctive wedge-shaped profile was conceived at a time when proposed US legislation not only threatened to outlaw convertibles but also insisted that all cars should be able to survive a 5mph impact unscathed. Last of the noble TR line, the TR7 was the first to employ a monocoque chassis, its 2-litre engine was more than a match for the contemporary MGB. Sales continued into 1982.

Offered at 'No Reserve', this 1982 TR7 was first registered on the 1st of August, 1982. Finished in what we believe to be Monza Red, it was originally supplied to a Mr T. Tipple by BL Cars dealer Dunham and Haines Ltd. of Luton. With just 2 former keepers recorded on the current V5C, with the present registered keeper having owned the car since August, 1985, and is offered from a deceased estate. The car has not been run for a number of years, following being laid up (on blocks we believe) since a restoration in 2002.

Subject to a restoration in the early 2000s, there is a 2002 invoice for restoration labour and parts for just shy of £3,500, from Ian Bainbridge Motor Body Repairs in Penrith. A further invoice shows that wheel arch repair panels, lower sills and an offside front wing panel were purchased for the restoration work, to remedy rusted lower door skins, inner lower rear pods, bonnet and bulkhead and front inner arches. Cavity wax was utilised along with Black wax on the belly of the car. There is evidence of some mechanical fettling within the engine bay.

The original wheel trims are present and the interior presents well and appears very original. There are no keys with the car and the steering lock is broken. The TR7 is accompanied by its original book pack with the driver's handbook and service book with two stamps, some old MOT certificates a BL TR7 parts book and the V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham


All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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