Triumph : TR-6 BASE
Sale price: $15,750.00 make an offer
Last update: 26.10.2014
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Triumph : TR-6 BASE for sale
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For your consideration is a supercharged 1973 Triumph TR-6 with 64k original miles. This car is ready to enjoy. and has been in a collection of British sports cars since 2008. when purchased in California's dry central valley with approximately 50k miles. Just as happy at a show & shine. a curvy mountain road. or coastal road trip. this TR-6 awaits its next owner to enjoy. as it has been for the past several years. Pre-purchase inspections are welcome (by appointment). It is currently registered. with a clear CA title. Smog exempt in CA. Located in Visalia. CA approximately 1 hour south of Fresno. CA. FLY IN TO FRESNO AIRPORT & DRIVE IT HOME!
Scroll down to links for several videos. and link to photobucket album with over 80 pictures. including underside of car. Additional pictures will be added to the photobucket album. if potential buyers request a specific view.
This is a very well-maintained & upgraded 62k mile car.
Under the hood you will find the original 2. 5L 6 cylinder engine. Shortly after purchase (at approximately 50k miles). an Eaton model M62 roots type supercharger was installed. fed by a single 2” HD-8 SU carburetor (see link to YouTube video below). The supercharger provides 5-7 PSI boost. and completely transforms the driving experience. During the supercharger install. the cylinder head was rebuilt. ported & polished. and a “stage 1 supercharged” profile camshaft was installed. Factory ignition upgraded with a Pertronix kit. The exhaust now consists of a split exhaust header. feeding into dual exhaust with an “X” pipe & dual turbo mufflers. providing a very enjoyable soundtrack with the top down. In this configuration. the engine produces 143 HP at the rear wheels on a dyno (stock RWHP was 75 HP+/-). All factory engine components are available. and included if desired. if buyer wants to return engine to original.
Transmission is the factory 4-speed (non-overdrive) unit. Clutch. shifter. and sychro's all perform well—as they should given the low mileage and care the car has received. Rear end is the stock (non-limited slip) unit.
Suspension has been upgraded with urethane bushings at all four corners. Ride height has been lowered approximately 1” with new. slightly stiffer springs. Matching the lowered stance are Koni front shocks & Armstrong rear shocks with stiffer valving. Rear trailing arms have had the correct camber set for the lowered stance. No “squat”. as is often the case with a lowered TR-6. Original wheels are wrapped in Michelin 205/70R-15 tires with excellent tread remaining. but are 7 years old. With the upgraded performance. handling & excellent driver feel. this TR-6 is truly a joy to drive with tight steering and good brakes.
Originally painted code #92 “Magenta”. it was repainted code #82 “Carmine Red” by previous owner. Jambs & trunk were also repainted in Carmine Red at that time. but the engine bay retains the factory finish as shown in pictures. While not a “show car”. the paint. trim. and chrome show very well and require no attention to show off & enjoy. Other than the typical battery tray replacement. there has been no rust repair performed. and none needed. No evidence of previous body damage or repair. This TR-6 is as dry underneath as you'll find. and benefits from a garaged. central California existence. Weather stripping is in good condition. as is glass.
In addition to the very nice. recent soft convertible top is a rare. factory steel hardtop (painted to match body). Hardtop is in nice shape overall. with a couple of scratches & a one crease (see pictures). but the headliner needs to be replaced. Hard top is a very hard item to locate. With the help of a friend. the TR-6 can easily be transformed into a sports coupe (please don't ask me to sell top separately). Pictures show the hardtop just sitting on top of the TR-6. not fastened to the body.
Inside. you are greeted by a very nice original (black) interior. Seats are in excellent condition. save for a small (repairable) tear on the bottom of driver's seat. Very nice carpets. dash pad. etc. Rosewood dash is in beautiful shape. with fully functional factory instruments. Aftermarket “Moto-lite” steering wheel currently installed. but original is included with sale. Original (functional) British Leyland AM/FM stereo. All factory lights work properly.
Trunk area is original. and in very nice condition. Matching Michelin 205/70R-15. a jack. a fitted car cover & a tool kit are included with sale.
This is a very well cared for 1973 TR-6. Approximately 14k miles have been added since 2008. driving all over California. from the Lake Tahoe area. to the Big Sur coastline. to Southern California and it's infamous LA area traffic (see YouTube video links below). If the term “reliable” can be used in the same sentence as “British” and “sports car”. the experience of owning this TR-6 has been just that. This is a great car that has been very rewarding to own & enjoy. Selling to free up funds and space for a new project. Please take a look at the pictures. enjoy the videos below. and feel free to ask any questions that weren't addressed in the description. I am listing this car for a friend who isn't active on Ebay. but all questions will be addressed by owner as promptly and thoroughly as possible. As mentioned. pre-purchase inspections for serious buyers are welcome (by appointment). In addition to a comprehensive TR-6 repair manual. there's a substantial file of records that will be provided to the new owner.
Walk Around the TR-6:
Installation and road testing this supercharged TR-6:
Dyno test after the supercharger install. prior to exhaust upgrade:
Driving through Kings Canyon:
Driving up the California PCH:
Photobucket Album (81 PICTURES. TOP & BOTTOM):
$500 non-refundable deposit is due VIA PayPal within 48 hours of purchase. Full balance due within 7 business days of purchase. VIA bank wire transfer or cash delivered in person. International buyers are welcome with full payment VIA bank wire transfer. If winning buyer fails to complete payment within these parameters. I reserve the right to re-list vehicle or sell to another buyer at my discretion & non-refundable deposit will be forfeited unless other arrangements have been agreed upon prior to purchase. Unless specifically agreed to previous to purchase. car must be picked up within 30 days of purchase. or my storage cost of $110/month will be the responsibility of the buyer.
Car is available for pickup in Visalia. CA at owner's home. or seller can meet the buyer at the Fresno airport. I am happy to coordinate shipping in the continental U. S. using an enclosed carrier. providing door to door service. I can also arrange delivery to ports for international export. All shipping costs are the responsibility of buyer. and in addition to purchase price. unless specifically negotiated and agreed upon prior to purchase. Please email me with any questions regarding specific shipping costs. and allow a couple business days for quote to come back from the carrier.
I have done my due diligence to describe the operation of vehicle as fully & accurately as possible. Please realize that this is a used. 40 year-old car. and is sold as-is with no warranty written or implied. Please see numerous pictures & video. and ask any questions you may need clarified prior to purchase. Sale is final. and all discussions regarding price are to be completed prior to purchase. Car is available for sale locally. and this listing is subject to close at any time if sold. Please email me with any questions. and thanks for looking!
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