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Registration Number: WUE 296S
Otherwise known as:
Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: TR7
Type: FHC
Category: Car
Year Of Manufacture: 1977
Owned From: November 2004
Owned To: May 2005
Mileage: 65,000 indicated
Colour(s): Yellow
Current Location: United Kingdom
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Record Entered: 15/11/2015
Last Updated: 31/12/2016
Submitted by: John Parker
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First Joined: 13 October 2015
Vehicles Contributed: 104
Notes:
Notes: I was still relatively new to the internet in 2004, and this TR7 was my first ebay purchase. The images in the listing had evidently been photo-shopped and I innocently accepted the sellers descr​iption without question. I bid without viewing first and learned a valuable lesson! This turned out to be a tired, well used TR7 and was not half the car I had been expecting...

Nevertheless, it responded well to a thorough cleaning and fettling and I eventually managed to make it presentab​le.

When the time came to sell I was approached by a film company which had been commissioned to source a yellow TR7 by Jeremy Clarkson. I sent them photographs (good ones this time) and they sent their driver to pay for the car and collect it.

The next time I saw my TR it was embroiled in some horrific jousting tournament with a Ford Scorpio in Clarksons Heaven & Hell DVD which came out later that year. Both cars meeting their end in a head-on collision / fireball amid much pyrotechnics!!

Ironically by then I had replaced the TR7 with a Scorpio (N215MFH) - identical to the other car used in Clarksons jousting contest.
Fate: Destroyed by Jeremy Clarkson in his Heaven & Hell DVD (2005).
Modifications: None.
WUE 296S

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