Triumph TR8 Recreation (TR7 V8) - £27,950

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Model:
Year Manufactured:
1982
Body Colour:
Red
Trim Colour:
Navy
Mileage:
4000
Gearbox:
Manual
Engine Size (cc):
4600
Engine Number:

Often referred to as the car the TR7 should have been – the TR8 was designed to accept the Rover V8 engine from the outset. Some say that the TR8 arrived too late and was only in production for less than two years and nearly all were left-hand drive examples for the US market. Very few UK market TR8's exist but such was the success of the recipe that many more have since been created on an aftermarket basis and are generally the best bet for UK buyers especially when you consider the specification of this fine example.

Created by a knowledgeable enthusiast, this car must be one of the best available and having covered very few miles since an extensive and expensive restoration it would be difficult to create a similar car at the asking price.

Every aspect of the car has been significantly uprated, from the blue printed hand built V8 to the four wheel disc brakes, this car oozes engineering excellence and inspires confidence in it being capable of fast road use through to mild competition.  

Full build data is available both in writing and from the owner.

For sale on behalf of the owner, the car is available for viewing in our dry, well lit showroom by appointment.

Bodywork

The rebuild included all new outer panels and a 'back to bare metal' repaint in Ferrari Rosso Corsa and as you would expect, having covered very few miles since, remains in superb condition.

Mechanical

The mechanical specification is genuinely impressive. Much of the engine work has been carried out by respected V8 specialists Real Steel, the results are impressive, 245 bhp and with a cooling system that can cope through the installation of a double core TR8 aluminium radiator and Hi-flow water pump plus electric cooling fan. Everywhere you look, you can see the attention to detail.

Exterior

The paintwork is in excellent condition as are all of the exterior fittings, the car is fitted with a black double lined mohair hood and the car sits on a set of 15" Minilite style alloy wheels shod with excellent tyres.

Interior

The seats were retrimmed in navy Connolly and at the time of the rebuild red seat belts were added along with new carpets. It remains in excellent condition.

 

Apart from our accurate and reliable description of this car we believe you will not find a better bunch of chaps to deal with; we know our MGs inside out, we won’t flannel you with sales speak and we aim to provide you with a car that you will be bringing back in a year’s time when the next service and MOT is due, no sooner! However, if you do have a problem we will stand by our car and help you in every way possible. We like to think that 38 years in this business counts for something.

 We are in the quiet Berkshire countryside but close to the M4 and Mortimer Railway Station. Our local pub, the Elm Tree is just a few minutes’ walk away and serves fantastic food and proper beers. Call us to arrange a viewing and a test-drive and come and make a day of it.

  • When you own a classic car knowing where to get the best spare parts is crucial. We have a dedicated Parts Manager who will track down the best quality and hardest to find part for your car, we like to call this Automotive Archaeology, if it’s available ... we will find it.


  • Classic cars are special, and we can provide MOT testing for yours.


  • We clean and air dry the underside of your cherished classic and treat with a choice of clear or black waxoyl.


  • If you need to store your classic car for a short period or more long term, wouldn't it be reassuring to know that it was being stored by a highly skilled professional team who love their work?


  • When your car is with us we have a wide selection of courtesy cars for you to use.


  • When you own a classic car knowing where to get the best spare parts is crucial. We have a dedicated Parts Manager who will track down the best quality and hardest to find part for your car, we like to call this Automotive Archaeology, if it’s available ... we will find it.


  • Classic cars are special, and we can provide MOT testing for yours.


  • We clean and air dry the underside of your cherished classic and treat with a choice of clear or black waxoyl.


  • If you need to store your classic car for a short period or more long term, wouldn't it be reassuring to know that it was being stored by a highly skilled professional team who love their work?


  • When your car is with us we have a wide selection of courtesy cars for you to use.