There is no doubt that original, unrestored cars are one of the hottest segments of the collector car market right now. This 1969 Shelby GT500 definitely ticks off all of the right boxes for what could be some spirited bidding when it goes to auction in late April. Only 8,531 original miles, (mostly) original paint, one owner and a part of local folklore in its home town of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. So what is the twist here? It is not being shipped to Scottsdale, Arizona for a big glitzy prime time auction, but it is being sold directly from the estate of the owner by a local auction house. No online or phone bidding here, you’ll have to attend to bid.
The TR7 (along with the V8 powered TR8) represents the last major model variant in the famous TR line from Triumph which began in 1953 with the TR2. The TR7’s radical departure in design from previous TR models with its controversial “Wedge” shape has always hindered its desirability as a collectible sports car when compared with it older siblings. However, as with almost every car out there, there is a core group of enthusiasts that do appreciate the TR7.