1977 Triumph TR7 Sprint


  • Low Mileage since restoration
  • Thousands spent on back to metal restoration
  • Great condition all round ready to be enjoyed

The Appeal

Introduced in the mid to late 1970s the TR7 Sprint built upon the TR7’s successes with an added injection of performance from its 127 bhp, 2 litre engine lifted from the Dolomite Sprint with some tweaks. 
Industry issues within BMC have confused official records of how many Sprints were built with it commonly accepted that approximately 60 models were built with less than that number making it all the way to market. That means that the TR7 represents a rare model from the BMC archive. It is also believed the Triumph made so few to satisfy rally homologation regulations as it was used to good success in 1977 and 1978. 
This example has had an extensive restoration and thousands spent on bringing it back to the wonderful condition it is in today.

The history and paperwork

  • Stacks of old MOT certificates and Tax discs along with rare owner’s handbooks and service passports in a plastic wallet
  • Photo gallery of restoration work along with invoices and documents from Robsport International 
  • Comes with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust provenance certificate indicating the car’s production record
  • There are some supplementary materials supplied along with the car including magazines and restoration manuals along with a rare Repair Operation Manual from 1978

The Interior

  • Green flannel type pattern cloth inserts with leather outer sections adorns the seats, with the bases and bolsters having been replaced or repaired meaning they are just as comfortable as when they came out of the factory
  • All electrics are reported to be working and correct with the dash being in good condition along with the steering wheel and gear lever
  • Clocks were put back to zero after restoration and show 6,201 miles 

The Exterior

  • Having had an extensive work over from Robsport International the exterior of the Sprint is in great condition
  • Paint work has a very minor imperfection just on the front of the rear driver’s side wheel arch, other than that the car is in wonderful condition and is a joy to behold
  • Wheels and tyres are in great condition with the wheels having little to no marks and the tyres being specific types for the car
  • After restoration the car has had rust prevention treatment with cavities such as doors and sills receiving preventative measures
  • Pop-up headlights are working well and really tick the nostalgia box 
  • Glass, trim and bumpers are all in good condition too with no obvious issues to note

The Mechanics

  • 16 valve, 127bhp, 2 litre Dolomite Sprint engine gave the Triumph TR7 Sprint a 0-60 time of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph 
  • The engine in the Sprint has had work too to ensure its working well, this type of engine responds well to being used and not sat around idling so the owner reports, a fantastic reason to make the most of this brilliant example then
  • Engine bay presents very well with no signs of fluid leaks or corrosion on the metal work
  • No signs of split hoses, pipes or exposed wires, there is a new brake booster too to ensure the braking system is working well. 


A factory original TR7 Sprint is a rare thing, BMC were facing significant troubles at the time and only a very small number were made (approximately 60). The reason production was halted is a bit of a mystery, but people believe that only a small number were built to satisfy rally homologation regulations. 
This example has had plenty of love, finances, time and effort spent on it to get it in its current excellent state. Consider a similar offering from Ford or BMW would be well on its way to 6 figures and the plucky Triumph can be considered an absolute bargain.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1977
  • Make Triumph
  • Model TR7
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 6,201 Miles
  • Engine size 1998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bedford
  • Location Bedfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
3 bids
  • Woodymf £7,000 24/09/23
  • Rugbyre•••• £6,600 24/09/23
  • Helga £5,500 24/09/23

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