Rescued From The Brink: 1975 Triumph TR6 – Sold!

Feb 2020 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

We respect any enthusiast capable of bringing an idle find back from the brink to running, useable condition such as this 1975 Triumph TR6 the current caretaker in Mystic, Connecticut now has listed here on Craigslist for $10,500.  A check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide confirms the current caretaker has his TR6 priced $2,300 less than the #3 “Good” estimate of $12,800.  The private seller Connor is adamant he will not entertain offers of “$8,000 Bucks” so if you’re serious about making an offer closer to the current asking price, you can start the conversation by calling Connor at (860) 248-9653.

Triumph introduced the TR6 in 1968 and produced it through 1976.  Of the 91,850 TR6s produced, 83,480 were exported; only 8,370 were sold in the UK.  Triumph’s 2.5-litre straight-6 powered all TR6’s and while Lucas mechanical fuel-injection fueled the United Kingdom and global markets,  dual Stromberg carburetors topped the engines of all calls bound for the U.S. The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission with optional overdrive.  Construction was traditional frame that featured a semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, front disc brakes, and rear drums. The straight-six of the TR6 has a very distinct sound and with the genuine walnut dashboard, the car gives a distinct British feel that automotive journalist James May famously describe as “The Blokiest Bloke’s car ever built.”

While mechanically we like all of the upgrades the current caretaker completed to get this TR6 roadworthy again, the holes the seller honestly mentions and shows in the trunk have our guard up.  We would insist on getting this car up on a lift to thoroughly inspect the suspension hard points to ensure this is no structural rust.  As long as the current rust is limited to non-structural panels, then this example brought back from the brink will likely be a great candidate to take over.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“50,000 miles. Fresh top end motor runs great! Lots of updates this car drives beautifully. This was a barn find that was last registered in 1993. Its been back on the road now since 2018 with a lot of love and $$$ invested.

Mechanically the car is in great shape but the paint is beginning to show its age on the hood and the engine bay has some surface rust and the trunk does have some holes which have been sprayed with inhibitor but ultimately should be redone – see pics.

Interior is great and so is the top. Couple small cracks in dash vinyl but nothing too bad.

Car has a laundry list of upgrades and new parts including a new fuel tank, new fuel lines, new fuel pump, new brake lines, new brake calipers and cross drilled and slotted rotors, brake booster, slave cylinder, master cylinder, radial tires, sway links, tie rods, ball joints, Monza racing headers and pace setter dual exhaust, k&n air filter, alternator, gear reduction starter, axle seals, carbs rebuilt in 2019, radiator hoses and more I’m sure I’m forgetting.

No overdrive.

Come see it and drive it you will love it!

Don’t offer me 8000 bucks.

Thanks!

 

Connor

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