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For Sale: 1974 Triumph TR6 in O'Fallon, Illinois

$19,000  

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta is proud to offer this 1974 Triumph TR6. With a burly six-cylinder engine inside a timelessly styled 2-seat roadster body, the Triumph TR6 was one of the last great traditional British roadsters. This 1974 example runs every bit as good as it looks, and there is something special about the way the English build cars, which are all about the total experience not just raw numbers in a magazine's spec box. Although the work was done several years ago and has seen some use, the maroon paint is still deep and lustrous, and the bodywork was well done. An evolution of the TR4/TR5 body, the TR6 still manages to have a unique look all its own, thanks to a redesigned grille and headlights, as well as a squared-off rear end that gave it an aggressive, almost muscle car appearance. It manages to look like a bigger car than it is, which is undoubtedly part of the reason for its sales success in the US. Judging from the underside, this car did not live in a rust-belt city, so the sheet metal is in better shape than most of its peers, particularly after someone spent a ton of time blocking it. Sure, there are some signs of use and age, but you cannot deny that this is not a good-looking roadster. The chrome and rubber bumpers are in good shape and it still sports a correct satin black tail panel. In short, this is a car you will be proud to drive, and it is an absolute blast on the open road. Inside, there is no mistaking that the British crafted the black vinyl interior. With a real wood dashboard full of original Smiths gauges, it has an Old-World feel. The seats have reproduction seat covers that match the originals, and now have a comfortable, inviting look about them. The carpets have been replaced, the door panels are in good order, and everything is just about where you would expect it to be. There is a modern AM/FM/CD stereo radio, but you probably will not bother with it once you hear the baritone wail of the big six-cylinder engine up front. In back, there is even a useful trunk that is just right for a weekend getaway. A nice folding black convertible top fits better than most British roadsters and a chrome trunk rack gives it a jaunty look that fits it just fine. Mechanically, it is powered by a relatively large 2.5-liter inline-six, which provides plenty of power for the featherweight car. Torque is impressive, especially down low, and it is obvious that the car was tuned with American enthusiasts in mind. Horsepower is a claimed 125, but in a car that weighs barely 2500 pounds, it feels like a lot more. Thanks to a pair of side-draft carburetors and a dual exhaust system, it makes wonderful roadster sounds, and you will be downshifting just for the sheer joy of listening to the engine. The engine bay is tidy, but not over-restored, so you will not hesitate to hit the road on the next sunny summer day. A 4-speed manual transmission with over drive is a good dance partner, and the independent suspension is surprisingly supple on the road, making this a car that will tour long distances and still entertain you on a curving mountain road. Adding to the car's aggressive appearance are original 15-inch wheels wearing 185VR15 black wall radials that look just right. There is a reason roadster like this were so popular for decades. With great performance, wonderful character, and unique looks, this TR6 has all the right ingredients. Finished in a great color combination, this is an inexpensive way to have a lot of fun this summer. Call today! This 1974 Triumph TR6 is for sale by our Atlanta Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (678) 894-4833 or email us at [email protected]

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Triumph TR6
  • Listing ID:CC-1470795
  • Price:$19,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Triumph
  • Model:TR6
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:44961
  • Stock Number:ATL1760
  • VIN:GCCATL1760