Just acquired from a local fellow we know....he owned it for over ten years, VERY rarely driven and the only work he could tell us he had done was a new radiator and hoses.
So, we have driven and examined the car...this is what we found. Runs extremely well, revs quickly, powerful, a great running engine (which doesn't have the draggy feel that a lot of emissions engines often have). No smoke, excellent oil pressure, clutch doesn't slip nor chatter, no clunks from the rear end (a weak point on poorly serviced TR6s), 87,000 original miles (1,800 miles a year), very good seats, panels, dash top, wood dash, steering wheel, etc.).
Top could be original, usable but most people would want to replace it. Everything looks 'right' in the engine bay, wiring, electrics, new master cylinders, new radiator, best of all (in my opinion) is that it has wire wheels and Michelin red line radials. THE premium (and correct) tire for these cars. And the wire wheels give a nice 'classic' look.
Chrome is a bit worn but not dented or peeling, windshield and seals are fine, trunk is carpeted and nicely detailed, exhaust has the right sound and is not too loud, no rattles, no thunks, its actually a very nice 'period' TR6. And with our dye process, doing the interior in tan or Palomino would make this excellent running and driving TR6 a nice and very attractive collector' sports car.
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.
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Bonhams is back in Las Vegas for its 10th annual collector motorcycle auction. But this year, the sale takes place in a bright new venue, the Caesar’s Entertainment Studios just off The Strip and behind the Paris Las Vegas complex and its faux Eiffel Tower. The new venue has a vintage feel that fits well […]
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