Introduction & thanks - the purpose of this book 1 Is it the right car for you? - marriage guidance 2 Cost considerations - affordable, or a money pit? 3 Living with a TR7/8 or variant - will you get along together? 4 Relative values - which model for you? 5 Before you view - be well informed 6 Inspection equipment - these items will really help 7 Fifteen minute evaluation - walk away or stay? 8 Key points - where to look for problems 9 Serious evaluation - 60 minutes for years of enjoyment 10 Auctions - sold! Another way to buy your dream 11 Paperwork - correct documentation is essential! 12 What's it worth? - let your head rule your heart! 13 Do you really want to restore? - it'll take longer and cost more than you think 14 Paint problems - a bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles 15 Problems due to lack of use - just like their owners, TR7s & TR8s need exercise! 16 The Community - key people, organisations and companies in the TR7/TR8 world 17 Vital statistics - essential data at your fingertips Index
Aircraft were Roger Williams' first love, and he joined the de Havilland Aircraft Company where he quickly added motorcars to his list of prime interests. During the ensuing six years, Roger not only completed his apprenticeship and studies, but also built two Ford-based specials. Family and career interests took piority for the next few years, but, in 1986, Roger started his own consultancy business, which allowed him to restore numerous MGBs, a Triumph TR6, and a Triumph Stag, and to write numerous MGB and Triumph TR books.
"All the most pertinent points to consider are here including model variants - Williams then gets down to the gritty business of inspecting and evaluating. He even tells you how to do a 15-minute appraisal when you go looking at examples. Good, no-nonsense stuff." - Classic Cars "Designed to fit in a jacket pocket, one of these books could save you plenty of future hassles. A good series." - Classic Driver