Less Is More: 1976 Triumph TR6 – Sold!
Typically four pictures and a one-sentence description does not sell a car; this British Racing Green over tan Triumph TR6 currently listed recently on Craigslist in Easton, Maryland with only a stated 59,000 original miles is the exception. Checking the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their TR6 priced somewhere between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $23,600 and the #3 “Good” estimate of 13,100.
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-liter 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 a 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 cars give a distinctly British feel James May once described as “The Blokiest Bloke’s car ever built.”
Sometimes the background of a car’s picture provides us clues not mentioned in the description. In this case, the small trophies sitting window ledge behind the car, indicate this TR6 likely won several events entered. If that’s the case, they serve to back up how well detailed this TR6 appears to be. This appears to be one of those ads for a great sports car in the right colors where less is more. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1976 Triumph TR6, Very nice car, looks and drives excellent, 59k original miles.“
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