So, here's the story...I bought this beautiful and fully restored 1972 TR6 from MyRod Classics in Ft Worth last December. I had looked for some time to find a nicely restored Triumph. MyRod Classics is a collectible car dealer and he knew the owner personally who had restored the car about four years agao. This car was a frame off restoration with little expense spared. I was told that the odometer was set to zero upon completion and the odometer now shows 3115 miles.
I would say the previous owner spent a lot of money restoring this beautiful little car. The engine was totally rebuilt, bored out to 2.6 liters, added a mild performance cam, custom tubular header and a 2 1/2 inch exhaust system and a pair of Webber sidedraft carbs with K&N air filters from Moss Motors. The engine runs and sounds great...runs like a sewing machine. It has great low end torque and the engine improvements make a huge difference. He also added a spin on oil filter and an oil cooler. The engine runs cool and has excellent oil pressure. BTW...this is an overdrive car which makes a huge difference.
I recently had the car up on a lift and the mechanic and I were very impressed with all of the new parts installed and the general condition of the underside. There are new bushing, mounts, shocks, brakes, springs and everything looks clean and right. There was no rust on this car anywhere.
Since I purchased this car, I replaced the existing steel wheels with new Dayton wire wheels and Coker redline tires. The steel rims are excellent, freshly powder coated, the trim rings and hubs are very good and can be included in the sale if you like. I also replaced the clutch slave cylinder and the lower hydraulic line. I have also replaced all of the exterior plastic light lenses and one tail light housing that had some peeling chrome. In addition, I installed a new Nardi wood wheel and hub ($400).
So back to the story...right after I bought the TR6, a friend offered to sell me his 1992 Acura NSX, original owner with 22,000 miles. I have lusted after his car for years and had to buy it. Problem is that I can only have one fun car and the NSX is it. I love this little Triumph but she needs a new home. I paid $30K for the TR and have invested another $5,000 in her plus my soft costs. I do not expect to recover my total investment but must sell her to make room for my NSX. That's alot of money to have invested in a TR6 but this car is outstanding and you could not duplicate her for this kind of money...and, the value of good TRs keeps going up. This car would be a terrific investment for you. Could you find another TR6 for less money...certainly, but it will not be near the quality of this one.
So, more about the car. The interior has been beautifully replaced and updated. The carpets are new, the matching floor mats are new, the door and rear panels are new, new console side panels with speakers and leather Miata seats have been installed...they are so much more comfortable than the Triumph seats and look great. A new Pioneer stereo and CD player is installed with four speakers and a Hifonics amp is located in the trunk. The interior looks great.
The exterior was completely and professionally redone. This is a rust and bondo free car. The paint work is a solid 9 out of 10, the color is beautiful and she is straight and clean. The hood, engine compartment, trunk lid and jambs were all painted to match. A very professional job. The convertible top is in new condition with only some minor scuffing of the plastic windows. The top frame has been rebuilt with new webbing and fasteners. The trunk has been fitted with custom, wood backed and vinyl covered panels except for the gas tank cover which is stock and new.
All the lights work...running lights, turn signals and brake lights. The headlights have been converted to HID. The windshield is new and scratch free. All gaskets and weatherstriping have been replaced. New trunk lock ($200...seriously).
Extra parts included in the sale include a complete official Triumph shop manual, knock off hammer with a cool wooden tool to protect the knock offs, fender cover, new rheostst for the dashboard lights, two new universal joints and new locks for the two doors.
So, I do not expect to recover all of the money that I have invested here but will sell this great sports car to find her a good new home and to get my new NSX in my garage. This TR will give you many years of good service and she is a blast to drive.
SO...MAKE ME AN OFFER AND I WILL SERIOUSLY CONSIDER IT!!
I have attached the video that MyRod made for the car...please watch it and be impressed.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would just like to chat.
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