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Funny after seeing your post on the MGB GT I noticed this, I had two of these in the eighties a red hardtop and the a gold soft top and too be totally honest out of all the sports cars I have owned these where probably the worst I ever owned looking back I am amazed I bought two but in fairness they were real headturners back then as nothing else looked like them, but I think they have aged badly and unless you get one with a Rover V8 they are a real sheep in wolves clothing:)
 

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Funny after seeing your post on the MGB GT I noticed this, I had two of these in the eighties a red hardtop and the a gold soft top and too be totally honest out of all the sports cars I have owned these where probably the worst I ever owned looking back I am amazed I bought two but in fairness they were real headturners back then as nothing else looked like them, but I think they have aged badly and unless you get one with a Rover V8 they are a real sheep in wolves clothing:)
Agreed, I drove one back in 1980 and again last summer. Your memory plays cruel tricks, they are horrendous :lol:
 
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I'd be worried about what that coat of black paint is hiding personally and i think a coat of brown is probably the least of your worries.
 

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No, No No..

Dreadful cars... i drove several, not mine I might add, Gutless, brakeless, no grip,
poor ride, ugly and ..... and...... ugly

Get a real classic if you like TR7's..... yes.....









get an Allegro :D
 

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No, No No..

Dreadful cars... i drove several, not mine I might add, Gutless, brakeless, no grip,
poor ride, ugly and ..... and...... ugly

Get a real classic if you like TR7's..... yes.....









get an Allegro :D
:lol: message received :lol:
 

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Not sure about that one SIF - I always look at the TR7 ads to see if I can spot my old one :) I put a body kit on mine, but just skirts really. That's not even looking much like a TR7 anymore.

I loved mine, great car to drive - sideways especially ;)
 

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My mate Steve and his bus partner Simon (also a mate I guess) run S&S Preparations TR7/8 specialist in Bacup, nr Ramsbottom. I have looked at one or two TR7's they had 2.0 and V8 variants. Lovely cars and if you are thinking about one worth a phone call.

They restore, repair and maintain them for a living. Do the odd Ferrari, TVR and alike too.
 
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My mate Steve and his bus partner Simon (also a mate I guess) run S&S Preparations TR7/8 specialist in Bacup, nr Ramsbottom. I have looked at one or two TR7's they had 2.0 and V8 variants. Lovely cars and if you are thinking about one worth a phone call.

They restore, repair and maintain them for a living. Do the odd Ferrari, TVR and alike too.
As well as V8s, they were putting 2.0 16v Rover 820 engines in them as I recall from my CCC reading days. I think it basically involved chucking away every single bit of TR7 apart from the shell and they were importing those.

Did they move from Rammy to Bacup?
 

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As well as V8s, they were putting 2.0 16v Rover 820 engines in them as I recall from my CCC reading days. I think it basically involved chucking away every single bit of TR7 apart from the shell and they were importing those.

Did they move from Rammy to Bacup?
I was not aware they were doing the 820 engines. Probably before I met them.
They sold the old workshop to a builder as I believe there is a block of apartments in its place.
They are near in Stacksteads on Bacup road now, and old mill :thumbs:
 

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I was not aware they were doing the 820 engines....
I can remember way back in the mid-90's, they had a yellow one on display 'showcasing' their 2 new innovations of the time, the 820 engine and the rear disc conversion kit. Bought the latter, which makes a world of difference when allied to AP Racing 4-pots and bigger vented discs up front. Didn't bother with the former, but then mine already has a bored and stroked, stage 3 headed 4.2 litre V8, :lol:.

Please say "Hello" to Steve and Simon from David in Scotland next time you see them - great guys both. One of these days, I'll get down there again. Went many times to their 'male sheep's harris' location when my ground up rebuild was underway, but I've only dropped into their new place once for a quick look in the passing.
 

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I will David. I used to go up a couple of times a month but have not had the time. I need to go show them both my Alfas. Steve keeps umming and ahhing over one :p, or he did.

They still have a yellow TR8 that looks the dogs :thumbs:
 
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