Truimph TR6 Convertable
Sale price: $8909 make an offer
Last update: 13.06.2013
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Produced from 1969 to 1976. the Triumph TR6 marked the end of the line for the traditional sports car. As such. they have become much sought after by collectors and sports car enthusiasts.
The TR6 offered here is a good-looking car in very presentable overall condition. The subject of some restoration in the mid-1990s. this TR6 has been frequently driven since. Despite its use. the car has remained in tidy overall condition and would be highly suitable for continued use and enjoyment as-is.
This TR6 runs. drives and operates very well. and is a true pleasure to drive. Finished in the sporting livery of Burgundy with Beige interior. the low-slung and aggressive TR6 looks as good as it sounds. This is truly a driver's car. and offers an authentic British sports car experience.
The TR6 was the last of the classic. open headlamp series of Triumph TR sports cars that began with the TR2 in 1954. By the TR6's belated debut in 1969. Standard Triumph was scrambling to hold onto a position of eminence in the vast U. S. market while grappling with having been subsumed by the British Leyland conglomerate. Triumph recognized the need to replace the aging TR5 body style. as well as provide a fresh design to flaunt its 2. 5-liter inline-six.
Triumph's longstanding styling firm Michelotti was fully occupied with other British Leyland projects. so the German coachbuilding firm Karmann was tapped for the new model. It was given the mammoth task of executing the design. as well as manufacturing the necessary tooling. while retaining the basic inner structure of its predecessor as a cost-
cutting measure. all within 14 months.
Karmann executed its assignment well. as the new TR6's inner panels. floor pans. bulkhead. doors. wheel arches and windscreen were virtually identical to the Michelotti-penned TR4 that dated back to late 1961 (and had evolved over the years into the TR4A. TR5. and TR250). The redesign was contained mainly in the inner and outer wings. front and rear ends. as well as the bonnet and boot lid. The result was a purposeful. modern design that disguised the aged underpinnings.
Those used to the raw. no-frills. "buckboard with a motor" feel of an early TR will initially find the TR6 a bit mushy. as its softer independent rear suspension seems to squat under acceleration. But the TR6 is well suited for long touring with its many improvements. including a redesigned soft top. comfortable seats. and an attractive optional hardtop.
The Triumph TR6 is the only model of the open-headlamp TR series (as opposed to the disappearing-headlamp TR7 and TR8) that has replacement body panels available through British Motor Heritage approved suppliers and produced on factory tooling. The available 60% of the original body tooling was saved. and the rest remanufactured. Fit and accuracy of these panels is mostly excellent.
The 2. 5-liter six. fed by a mechanical fuel pump through twin Stromberg 175CD carburetors in U. S. -spec cars. is smooth and durable. easily able to achieve 200. 00-plus miles without major problems given correct maintenance.
This car was imported earlier this year from the US and was to be a project car to convert to RHD. I have a complete RHD Steering rack to go with this car fresh from the UK. A reasonably easy project for the handyman to convert.
All import documents and approvals to be supplied to new owner.
This car drives well. has new Michelin Tyres all round.
I am selling this on my Ebay account for the owner who does not understand ebay.
Reason for selling - he has to rebuild an engine on an old 911 and needs space and funds. His loss Your Gain.
For any or furthere enquiries please call the owner PETER on 0411 154 160
This car is NOT registered and is sold AS IS.
Available for inspection in NEWCASTLE NSW.
Thanks and happy Bidding.
Payment by Direct Bank. Cash or Bank Chq
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