Hello fellow listers!
As some of you may know, I am the proud owner of a 1981 TR7 DHC. I've
owned this car since, oh, about Valentine's Day. I have been given a
very generous offer to purchase a 1980 Triumph Spitfire, WITH overdrive,
for $4000. A good price, I think. The one problem is is that I'll have
to sell my TR7 first, and I'm not sure if I should or not.
My TR7 is in above-average shape (as far as TR7s go!) and has very
limited cosmetic rust. The underbody is covered with many layers of
Ziebart undercoating and is very solid. It's a rarish 1981 Model, 76,000
miles, with the Bosch L-Jetronic Electronic Fuel Injection, that was
originally bought in England by a US Air Force officer, and shipped back
a few years later (1984). You can see pictures, etc. at my website:
The Spitfire is an Inca Yellow model, 49,000 miles, all emissions
control stuff attached. It has NO rust, and has original paint,
interior, top, tonneau, and boot covers, all in great shape. It also
has overdrive (as mentioned earlier). What do you guys think? S
hould I sell my TR7 and buy the Spit, or should I hang on to the TR7? I
like the TR7 a lot, but I also love the Spitfires.
If I do decide to sell the TR7, I'm planning on selling for $4000, so if
anybody reading this wants a nice, solid TR7 with a neat history, or
konws somebody who is, drop me an email! I am in the Cleveland, OH
area. I'd be happy to put you in touch with the previous owner, a pretty
famous (infamous? :) Wedge guy here in Ohio, who would be happy to
second my description of the car.