1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874
Lot 406
1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car
Registration no. SRM 915R Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874
£18,000 - 22,000
US$ 29,000 - 36,000
amended

Lot Details
1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874 1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car  Chassis no. ACG4005 Engine no. 841015874
1976 Triumph TR7/TR8 Works Replica Rally Car
Registration no. SRM 915R
Chassis no. ACG4005
Engine no. 841015874

Footnotes

  • Much delayed by industrial and corporate strife, the V8-engined version of BL's Triumph TR7 sports car arrived in 1980, some two years behind schedule. Prior to the production version's launch, the works rally team had campaigned special TR7 V8s, putting up some creditable performances in 'tarmac' events, including an outright win in the Ypres Rally in 1978. When it did materialise in Triumph guise, Rover's 3.5-litre V8 provided a welcome boost to the latest TR's performance, but sadly for British enthusiasts, the TR8 was a US-market car only, although a handful were completed with right-hand drive. Indeed, the TR8's UK launch had been scheduled for 1981, but BL's continuing losses meant that Triumph's Solihull plant had to close. Fewer than 3,000 TR8s were produced before production ended in October 1981.

    This particular car started out in life in November 1976 as a standard TR7 coupé. When the 'SRM 915R' came into the last owner's possession in 2005, he decided to transform it into a detailed replica of the works TR8s of the late 1970s. The detailed specification is far too lengthy to list in full here but is painstakingly documented in the extensive history file that accompanies the car. Over f30,000 was spent on the transformation, which included fitting a fuel-injected 3.9-litre V8 engine with many performance upgrades, reputedly boosting maximum power to 460bhp, which is transmitted via a Rover SD1 LT77 five-speed gearbox.
    As one might expect, the car is savagely fast and loud when called upon, but nevertheless remarkably docile and easy to drive at other times, being fully street legal. Packed full of special features, it would make a great historic race or rally machine and is being offered here at the fraction of the build costs.

    Engine specification highlights include a Piper 285 camshaft and Piper high-rev anti-pump lifters; anti coil-bind valve springs; adjustable duplex (pre-stretched) timing chain set; high-flow oil pump; 'tadpole' oil pressure valve and up-rated spring; rising rate fuel pressure regulator with gauge; electric radiator fan with adjustable thermostat; Rimmer Bros stainless steel performance exhaust system; tubular stainless steel manifolds; lightened flywheel; and braided Teflon fuel and clutch pipes.

    The interior is equipped with a full roll cage; flocked dashboard; five-point harness; plumbed-in fire extinguisher; hydraulic handbrakes; adjustable brake balance (in car); and Polycarbonate windows. The suspension boasts Polybushes throughout; multi-link axle location; adjustable shock absorbers (coil-over at the front); and a 22mm anti-roll bar with anti-dive kit. Other noteworthy features include a limited-slip differential; an alloy fuel tank (relocated to the boot); large swirl pot; and battery relocated to the boot. Accompanying paperwork consists of sundry restoration invoices, current MoT and V5 registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this car has a current Vehicle Test Certificate - an Irish equivalent of an MOT - although this is not currently in our possession.
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