1980: The TR7 Convertible Is One of the Last Remaining Bargains!

Even though the Triumph slant-four engine proved quite reliable after SAAB tinkered with it for a few decades, British Leyland never quite found the magic formula to make the TR7 hold together as well as the SAAB 99. » 8/21/10 5:00pm 8/21/10 5:00pm

British Leyland Malaise Hangs Heavy Over This Junkyard

Though I've moved to Colorado, I've still got some California junkyard photos to share. How about two Triumph TR7s at the same yard? I feel like going on strike against British Leyland now! » 7/03/10 1:00pm 7/03/10 1:00pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: British Cars

Most of us will look at these admittedly godawful numbers for the Triumphs, Jaguars, and MGs we've seen in LeMons races and back away in horror… but your true British car aficionado will see those numbers as a challenge! More Spitfires! More Rover 3500s! More Humber Sceptres! » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

More British Leyland Carnage: Spinout-Happy TR7 T-Boned By V8olvo

The guys driving the V8-powered Volvo 244 were hoping to follow up their victory at Buttonwillow with another this weekend, but the Buick V6-powered Wedginator Triumph has made that goal much, much harder to reach. » 11/22/09 8:00am 11/22/09 8:00am

And The REAL Winner Is...

Sure, some folks will get all excited about some BMW or other, but the real LeMons cognoscenti know the Index Of Effuency is what matters. Congratulations, Black Knight Racing: It's Just A Flesh Wound! » 10/25/09 8:30pm 10/25/09 8:30pm

Malaise-Era 1980 Triumph TR7 for $6,495!!!

Nebraska's flatter than the fourth grade. Which is good, because with a Triumph TR7, there inevitably comes a time when you may need to get out and push. » 4/01/09 8:00am 4/01/09 8:00am

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: British Steel

We never see enough British cars in the 24 Hours Of LeMons, so getting two TR7s, a V12 Jag, and a Chevy-powered Jag on the track at the same time really made our weekend. » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Top Ten Best Wedge Car Designs Of The 60s, 70s and 80s

In car design, the wedge is something we can appreciate. Here's our list of the top ten most influential wedge-shaped designs of the 60s, 70s and 80s. » 12/30/08 12:00pm 12/30/08 12:00pm

Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Lemons Day One Complete, Triumph TR7 In The Lead!

You're probably checking the calendar to make sure it's not April 1st, after seeing that headline. Really- as of last night, the Cape Coventry TR7 is the current 24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza leader! » 12/28/08 6:00am 12/28/08 6:00am

Insert British Leyland Joke Here: 1976 Triumph TR7

There's really not much we can add to the Legend Of The British Leyland Wedge here. American car buyers looking for a little car that weaves maniacally among mid-60s Galaxies and gets air cresting hills knew exactly where to go: follow the wedge-shaped British Leyland truck to the nearest dealer! » 6/13/08 11:00am 6/13/08 11:00am

Buick V6-Powered TR7 Gets Ready For LeMons Action!


I felt certain that Team Black Metal V8olvo would have the only car at the Altamont with a ridiculous engine swap... but I thought wrong! Scratchy Bottom Racing has outdone the Lunacy Factor of our Ford 302-powered Volvo 244 by grabbing a $149 1976 Triumph TR7 and stuffing the 231-cube Buick V6 out of a '77 Pontiac… » 3/13/08 3:00pm 3/13/08 3:00pm

James May: Malaise Era Unrest Made Cars Look Good

Sure, we all laughed at the shoddy rattletraps made by British Leyland, and the British Malaise Era background of boarded-up factories and long dole lines made it a bitter sort of laughter. Still, James May wants to point out that British Leyland managed to send some original-looking designs limping off the assembly… » 12/03/07 3:30pm 12/03/07 3:30pm