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.
This 1964.5 Mustang was produced July 17th of 1964. It was a Dearborn produced car that was sold new into California where it has spent its entire life. Though the serial number decodes as a 1965, these early cars are referred to as 1964 1/2’s by enthusiasts as they have many differences from the later 1965 models. July 31st is considered the end of production for cars that can be designated as 64 1/2’s so this car was near the end of that run (which started in March of 1964). Most differences are very subtle, while others are more obvious such as a generator instead of an alternator.