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Old 02-19-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Non Porsche question: What car is this?

My coworker took a pic of a car and neither of us knows what it is.

What car is this?

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Old 02-19-2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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That looks like a kit car based on a TR8.

Edit: or a TR7. Either way it's definitely a Triumph judging from the headlight covers and the door handles.

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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With all the Ford GT40 styling cues, I wonder what possessed them to put a Ferrari sticker on it?

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
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Looks like a TR7 with a body kit
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:37 PM   #5
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But why? I agree. It's a TR7 or TR8 made horribly ugly.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:47 AM   #6
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But why? I agree. It's a TR7 or TR8 made horribly ugly.
And what a stupid name! AllyKat?
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:34 AM   #7
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+1 on the TR8

The TR7 is a beautiful car. But, given that the TR8 door stop was ugly to start with, why not?
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #8
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I don't think it's a TR at all, maybe the headlight buckets from a TR used in a kit car that was likely built on a VW frame or maybe even a Fiero which was used in a lot of lambostein projects, door pulls look Fiero the more I look at it!

PS Friend had a brand new TR7, build quality was awful.

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Old 02-20-2011, 11:07 AM   #9
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I'd rather be caught driving the Ford escort in the background than that abomination .
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #10
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Another fiberglass POS kit-car.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:39 PM   #11
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I don't think it's a TR at all, maybe the headlight buckets from a TR used in a kit car that was likely built on a VW frame or maybe even a Fiero which was used in a lot of lambostein projects, door pulls look Fiero the more I look at it!

PS Friend had a brand new TR7, build quality was awful.
You might be correct but unless they only used the lights, doors, and hood from a TR, it's a bastardized TR. If you look at the door, the angled crease line and the door pulls are identical to a TR. Also look at the hood. The louvres match up to the TR hood.

The homemade build quality of this POS is probably about the same as British Leyland's workmanship of the time.
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JTP win's the cigar, (or whatever it is he likes an ale perhaps) the door line is definitely TR, it's likely a TR kit. Personally, I would not have invested that effort and money to arrive at that car as a finished product. However, I respect the owner's enthusiasm for having a unique car that makes him feel like he's entering a race car, every pot does indeed have a lid.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #13
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So I just started to get ecstatic about seeing a rather clean looking Triumph, but then I started scrolling across and saw the confusing Ferrari badge and other outrageousness making my way to the back, I got very disappointed. I'm all for nice kit cars, but I can't really call this nice.

I actually have to admit I got a look on my face as I initially saw the Escort and thought, 'does he really not know what that is...?'
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I did some research and came across this article, look at page 3;

http://tr7-tr8.jellycast.com/files/audio/TR7-TR8-Newsletter-October2008.pdf
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #15
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Very interesting to see, so it may actually be a TR with a kit on it as opposed to a kit car.

I have to say, if it's something nice (my opinion) like a classic Triumph, one shouldn't ruin it by putting some ridiculous kit on it to make it look like a GT40 or a Daytona 365...that's really annoying to me. Now if it's something like a Fiero that's converted to look entirely like something else, that seems more like giving that car a higher calling (again, just my opinion) than being a Fiero
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The TR7 is a beautiful car. But, given that the TR8 door stop was ugly to start with, why not?
The only difference between the TR7 and the TR8 is that the TR8 has a bump on the hood. For the bigger engine.
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Oops

You're right, Mike. I meant to refer to the TR6, which I still think is a classic style.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:21 PM   #18
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Looks like a Lancia Stratos to me. Somewhat modified, but I would say it looks like a Stratos more than anything.


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