September 21 Update: When we originally posted this beautiful ’74 Triumph TR-6 on August 10th, the current caretaker wanted $19,500. We noticed today that he has now lowered his price to $17,500 in a new post, so we’ve updated the links. Good luck with the purchase!
This 90% restored 1974 Austin Healey Silver Blue over Cream Connolly Leather hide Triumph TR-6 remains posted on Craiglist in Montclair, New Jersey where the current caretaker is now asking $17,500. Based on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Guide, the private seller has his TR-6 priced halfway between the #2 “Excellent” value of $23,100 and the #3 “Good” level of $12,700.
While clearly not yet complete, the current caretaker states that he has been busy over the past six months restoring this TR-6, however, based on the color selection and the quality of the interior bits, we have to agree with his comment that its current state of paint and leather is better than what left Coventry when new. The body features a fresh bare metal respray in Austin Healey Silver Blue, which is a very striking color on this car. The repaint including the floors, inner door panels, and factory hardtop.
The owner clearly was intent on taking this TR-6 up a notch as the cream British Connolly leather interior with blue pinstriping and Wedgwood Blue carpets with blue binding all installed by an ex-Rolls Royce trim company now makes this interior worthy of being in an Aston Martin.
Also setting off the exterior of this TR-6 is a brand new convertible top in blue as well as matching blue carpeting in the boot.
Mechanically, the seller mentions that his TR-6 benefits from a recent brake overhaul and that the car is fitted with a quad pipe header manifold connected to an ANSA twin-pipe exhaust system. The original Stromberg twin carburetor setup remains in place. With fresh paint and interior, the next caretaker will need to completely detail the engine and its compartment to bring it up to the level of the rest of this TR-6.
While the original bumpers are currently not installed, they are a part of the sale. The seller states that his “car drives and runs very well.” We will be curious to learn why the owner is now selling so close to being finished. This example represents an excellent opportunity for an enthusiast with moderate mechanical abilities to finish this TR-6. While the non-stock color and upgraded interior likely won’t win a Triumph Concours event based on originality, once finished this striking color combination will put you in the running for the people’s choice award at any local event you enter it in. Good luck with the purchase!