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1977 Triumph TR7

1977 Triumph TR7 in Detectorists, TV Series, 2014-2017 IMDB Ep. All

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: UK

1977 Triumph TR7

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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dsl SX

2015-11-11 22:15

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These captures from ep2.02 about 18-00
[Image: tr7e2-218-00.jpg] [Image: vwe2-219-32.jpg]

We've identified this car using the details you provided
TR7 1977
Registration number: WGJ 22R
Body type: Sports
Colour: Yellow
Date of first registration: July 1977

A yellow TR7 featured throughout S1 and is presumably the same car - online quotes:
"I also wrote in the script that Lance drives a yellow Triumph TR7. I assumed that I would have to compromise on this one. But our designer found a 1977 yellow TR7 in pristine condition . . . and it was cheaper to buy it than hire it for the duration of the shoot. This left the problem of what would happen to it after we finished. I bought it and told my wife that I had to safeguard it in case we were commissioned for a second series. So now I have a TR7 in a colour that could only be described as ‘yellow’."

dsl SX

2015-11-12 16:31

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Postscript in ep 2.02, there's a line in the script that it used to be Mimosa yellow (a pale pastel shade) before "Lance" had it resprayed to this stronger Inca yellow. Doesn't make any difference for us as it's always Inca onscreen, but noted for the record in case it's true for the car.

linkledger EN

2016-02-24 21:54

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Did you work on the programme? Do you still have the car as it is a classic of its type?

dsl SX

2016-02-24 22:07

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:lol: No - not me. I was quoting from an online post by Mackenzie Crook - the series writer - Link to "www.dailymail.co.uk" .

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