This 1973 Triumph TR6 is a Sapphire Blue example with a black soft top, Shadow Blue interior, 2.5L inline-six, and 4-speed manual transmission. The car has spent 17 years as part of a private collection in Oregon, where it has received a monthly inspection by a staff maintenance team resulting in mechanical repairs and cosmetic updates as detailed below. It is offered by its owner with monthly service reports and a clean California title.
Sheet metal is finished in dark blue under chrome trim, Union Jack decals, and British Leyland emblems on the front fenders. The car resides in hangar storage as part of the collection, and detailed photos of its exterior condition are provided in the gallery above. A new black soft top with plastic windows was installed in September 2017. Silver-painted 15″ steel wheels are mounted with polished beauty rings and a set of Michelin red-stripe tires.
Shadow Blue vinyl trims the seats, door panels, soft top boot, and e-brake cover. The seat foam was replaced and all new seat covers were installed in March 2018. An aftermarket Alpine radio is present in the center console. The wood dash houses fully functioning Smiths gauges including a 5-digit odometer showing approximately 33k miles. Total mileage is unknown.
Power comes from a 2.5L inline-six. Service records from the car’s time in the collection are included in monthly reports, with notable entries including a new timing chain, camshaft, cam gear, crank gear, brake master cylinder, and battery isolation switch in April 2015. Shifting is through a 4-speed manual transmission.
New upper ball joints were installed in 2013 along with fresh seals for the rear differential and oil pan. Additional undercarriage photos detail the condition of the chassis and suspension as seen in the gallery.
The photo gallery includes a walk-around video. This and the following videos are available:
Exterior Walk-Around https://vimeo.com/268500265
Interior Tour https://vimeo.com/268500277
Engine Idle https://vimeo.com/268500664
Hazard Lights https://vimeo.com/268500655
The Triumph TR6 was a notable high point for small sports cars from the U.K., a handsome and powerful roadster that put some modern flair into the British tradition. The styling and mechanicals were aimed directly at the U.S. market, with more than 90 percent of the nearly 92,000 produced exported from England, most bound […]
The Pick of the Day has been driven just 7,689 miles
A vintage British roadster can be an expensive proposition both to buy and to service, especially if it has a six-cylinder engine.
I’ve had this car a few years. Like a lot of custom builders, your own car project seems to hit the back burner.
The great Triumph TR6. The TR6 was the last of the old British roadsters and is one of the easiest to live with as well. The Pick of the Day is a 1970 Triumph TR6 located in San Antonio.
The 1969 through 1976 Triumph TR6 was known as the quick, nimble, what-a-blast-to-drive and totally British sports cars of the day.
RM Sotheby’s has added another Online Only auction to its summer calendar, with Open Roads, North America going up for bidding July 23-30 with about 80 collector cars from which to choose. “The Open Roads, North America auction lineup spans the collector car market, ranging from American Classics to modern sports and supercars, with early […]
As the movement toward the electrification was, so to speak, picking up steam, car designers said they looked forward to exploring the freedom in styling they expected with bulky internal combustion engines being replaced by electric motors and battery packs. To date, most electric cars look pretty much like those powered by petroleum. However, that […]
Think you’d like to do a track day but aren’t sure of your skills? The National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has launched a special “101” on-track introduction to recreational performance driving. The High Performance Driver Introduction costs $300 and is designed to allow drivers “to give the sport a try.” The […]
Everything has to start somewhere, and that includes your first time driving on a race track. Most of us have seen videos of inexperienced drivers cracking up their cars on a track, be it on the famed Nurburgring in Germany or some local road course. It’s ugly and nobody wants to be that guy or […]