Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A What...With What? 1987 Triumph TR7 Buick V6

I have to admit that this next car has me a bit stumped...and I don't say that lightly because y'all know I love some random piles of parts that would otherwise seem to have no purpose.  But this thing.  Wow.  It was once a zippy little Triumph TR7 convertible with 4-cylinder power and an eye for the canyons, but it is now a slushbox equipped drag machine that is powered by a carb fed Buick V6.  There must be some kind of bracket racing out in the sticks that this thing is a hot dog for its class...but I just couldn't imagine taking it out for a Friday night cruise with the wife or trying to convince the judges at the 24 Hours of LeMons that this is a Class C car.  Find this 1987 Triumph TR7 Buick V6 offered for $4000 in Cincinnati, OH via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:
1987 triumph 
condition: good 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
paint color: yellow 
size: compact 
title status: missing 
transmission: automatic 
this car has8'' rear end with 4 10 gears new 350 racing trans with new 4200 stall converter line lock proshifter electric water pump and fan motor has turbo lower end with grand national heads build 600 holley for racing has slicks car is race ready just but gas in it call for more info show contact info

has extra rebuild engine with it on rust on car

See another oddball swap?


  1. Kind of like an early '80s take on the formula for a Gasser, in some ways. Small import body and a motor you know how to build. Probably a pretty easy swap, too.

    Now this has me wondering about finding a dead TR7 and a wrecked '90s era V6 Camaro...

  2. Not sure if they would let me enter it in the British car show this one or if I would feel comfortable dealing with the questions I would have to answer?

  3. Not a good sign when the title is awol and the For Sale sign is jammed into the window channel on the outside.......

  4. Apparently he was racing for pinks and lost.


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