TR7 V8 Carnelian Red


TR7 V8 RedTR7 V8 Convertible

Owner                           D. John Vaughan

Colour                           Carnelian Red  – Solihull built

Built / Registered          01/08/1982

Former Owners             Seven

Owned since                 Sept 2008

This car started life as a 2 litre and was later converted to a 3.5 V8 by Yorkshire Triumph specialists.
They added their own styling changes like the back window surround and body colour mirrors. In the first year of ownership I rebuilt and fitted a 4.0 litre Rover V8 engine, re-sealed gearbox and rebuilt the 3:08 axle. The car has provided me with many exciting and noisy miles including LeMans and Spa and it is displayed at numerous classic car shows.


Built by present owner (2009)

4 litre cross bolted V8 Rover

Balanced and lightened flywheel

Fast road camshaft

Edelbrock 500 cfm carburettor on a JWR dual plane manifold

Tubular extractor manifolds to twin stainless exhaust system


4 pot Princess calipers on grooved and cross drilled vented discs

Upgraded servo and master cylinder

Braided brake hoses


All black leather interior

Lowered 200lb springs

Uprated bushes

Anti Dive kit fitted

3:08 back axle

MGTF 16 inch alloys running 215-40 x 16 Yokohama tyres

Black Roll over Alley bar