SOTW: Bargain British Cabrios
Shed picks out a TR7, an MGTF and, er, a Ford Escort. Hang on, what was that third one...??
Most significantly for today's shed of the week, however, this beige Triumph TR7 Convertible was registered. Even though the last TR7 dribbled out of Rover's Solihull plant in 1981, this car presumably languished on a forecourt or in a storage unit somewhere, before finally getting 'plated up' (so to speak) a couple of years later.
If that still doesn't whet your appetite, then may Shed present to you an alternative British SOTW in which to enjoy the glorious British summer? This 2002 MGTF 1.8 is possibly the youngest car ever to feature as an SOTW.
All is not perfect with this TF, however. We're suspicious of any classified advert whose creator can't spell the word 'convertible', and the advert's text is hardly the most detailed you'll have read. It's the sort of car we'd definitely want to have a good poke around (with an experienced mechanic in tow), but if all seemed good, we'd take it in a heartbeat. And spend the next few months fending off jokes about head gaskets and hairdressers.
Adverts are reproduced below...
TR7 Convertible. One owner+54000mls!! (1983)
Good project for someone!
MGTF 1.8 CONVERTABLE 2002 (2002)
87,000 miles £1,000
METALLIC BLUE, black leather ELEC WINDOWS ETC ALLOY WHEELS, CD PLAYER, 87K, M.O.T, SPARE KEYS GOOD RUNNER, EXHURST BLOWING AND SMALL CRACK IN FRONT BUMPER, HPI CLEAR SPARE KEYS ALL PAPERWORK
Ford Escort Cabriolet Convertible Imperial Blue (1996)
95,700 miles £849
Imperial blue Ford Escort cabriolet 1.8 Ghia.
Showing 95700 Miles
MOT Till Jan 28th 2012
Tax Till 07 11
2 recent tyres
Recent oil + filter service
Electric roof (working !)
4 electric windows
16 inch Mondeo alloy wheels
Polly bush rear beam
After market exhaust
Mk 5 facelift boot (no badge recess) debadged
Genuine MK6 Ford RS accessory rear bumper (Very Rare - not the mk5 facelift model with the line in it) in Imperial blue available extra.