The TR7 was and possibly still is one of the most under appreciated and undervalued British sports cars, even though it was, in fact, the best selling single model of any of the LBCs (little British cars). Plagued by inconsistent manufacturing during its 6-year production (no fewer than different builders were used, not counting several specials like the Grinell) and quality control issues nearly from the outset, the TR7 earned an underserved reputation for poor workmanship due, in large part, to a labor dispute that plagued Triumph. While the differences with the labor force were eventually settled, the acrimony spilled over to the build quality with (unsubstantiated) reports of intentional sabotage during the negotiations.
Whatever it’s difficulties, in many respects the Wedge was ahead of its time both in design and engineering. The shape alone remains a bold styling statement even by modern standards and the standard equipment list included amenities that were certainly not “standard” for the day. The Triumph advertising of the period announced, almost prophetically, that the TR7 was the “Shape of things to come.” Indeed, if one wanted to accessorize their TR7, other than a selection of wheels and luggage rack, there were few options that had not already been included in the base models.
The Sports Car Art limited edition fine art print of the Triumph TR7 is faithful in every detail and includes the option to personalize your print with a selection of factory exterior and interior color schemes (including the Tartan interiors) as well as limited number of both factory and period accessories. The Wedge is available in both fixed head and drop head version with all three builders represented, depending on the year of your TR7. Coming soon will be the TR8 version so watch this space for future announcements on its availability.