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This Triumph TR7 FHC was supplied new by Baldwin Timberlake Ltd in Wigan and comes with an exceptional history from new. The car was built on the 27th August 1981 as a RHD Home Market car, finished in Silver with Tan upholstery and supplied new with cast iron alloys, five speed gearbox and 2.0 2V engine with 3.90:1 axle ratio. The registration mark DTJ 191Y was issued in Liverpool in August 1982 and in November 1982 the TR7 had its first service with the supplying dealer at 1189 miles. The original service book shows the TR7 was superbly maintained during its early life with S Hall Motors servicing at 7343 miles and then Volvo main agents Horncastle Motor Company Ltd in Cleveland stamping the book at 9791, 11876, 13552, 17249, 19127 and in 1987 at 23049 miles. Minories Ltd in Middlesbrough serviced the TR7 at 27883 a year later, and in 1989 at 30361 miles J.T Dickenson (Middlesbrough) Ltd carried out the annual service.
MOT records date back to when the car was three years old and by 1990 the TR7 had covered 31521 miles. MOT tests during the 90's record mileage at 32446, 34163, 36467, 37340, 37863, 37912, 39193 and in 1999 the car was tested at 40547 miles. Service and maintenance receipts throughout the 1990's are with the detailed history file. In 2001 at 47,000 miles the TR7 changed hands to an owner who was to use the car for extensive long-distance touring and regular use. A notebook documents all the cars maintenance along with receipts and invoices. MOT's are all present for this period too, recording mileages at 47146, 62214, 74280, 82638 and 89197 miles in 2005, an impressive 42,000 miles in four years! Having had a stint of serious long-distance touring and regular use, the TR7 was back to more typical classic car use with 18000 miles in the last 14 years, taking the current warranted mileage to 108,000. MOT's and service receipts are again in place for the more recent history and its clear from the superb folder of paperwork the TR7 has been treated to anything it has needed over the years.
DTJ 191Y has a proven track record of being a reliable, usable classic and will certainly be ideal for regular and even daily use. The TR7 has arrived in strong mechanical condition, it drives superbly and has the huge benefit of a five speed gearbox. The engine and gearbox are in strong condition and in 2005, the engine was replaced for a low mileage 2.0 litre unit. Since the early 2000's in the region of £11,000 has been spent on upkeep so the next owner can take great confidence that the car has been superbly maintained during its extensive use. The car presents well in its original colour, paintwork is of a very good standard and as expected of a largely original car that been in regular use, it does have its minor imperfections. The car is however structurally excellent, the interior is clean, tidy and largely original and the car offers excellent value.