French Blue: 1974 Triumph TR6 – SOLD!
Update – we just confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
We never thought it could happen, but it did. Before we started GuysWithRides.com, our color of choice had we purchased a Triumph TR6 would have been British Racing Green with a tan interior. Now, French Blue examples such as this frame-off restored 1974 example originally listed in November 2020 on Craigslist in Newton Centre, Massachusetts replaced that classic color combination for us.
Classic.com, the self-proclaimed analytics and search engine for the classic car market, confirms this private seller’s asking price is right in line with the overall five-year market currently:
Here’s the seller’s description:
“This is a lovely well sorted out 1974 TR6. One of the iconic British Sports cars. It has a complete off body restoration in 2005, the car has been stored in side most of its life. It is the original matching number car, a rare and original beautiful color, FRENCH BLUE. CLOSE TO : 30,000 INVESTED.
The engine was removed, the tranny, removed, all door panels removed, new floors, frame up restoration, frame painted, new windshield and new seals put in. I have tons of pictures of the work that was done. With lot of the paperwork. Trims rings racing chrome mirrors, disc brakes, trim pieces, door handles and gaskets, indoor handles, rocket panels sills, replaced speedometer ( not currently working, maybe loose wire), roll bar cost $231, without installation, car had rust guard sprayed when apart, new glove hinge and plastic box, car was sound deadener with proper materials, hoses under the hood, ANSA exhaust, air filters, front baffle plate.
If you want to see them I can take some pictures of them and text them to you.
Recently the car has had some updates as well: new battery, new brakes, some spot painting, newer top, brand new mats, trunk liners, carpet in trunk, front steering rack bushings, steering rack inner bellow, front wheel bearing, wheel alignment ( $474), seats were removed and have brand new webbing, and foam and re installed ($450).
Repair solenoid ($250), coil ignition, flame thrower, new distributor caps, rotor, points and condenser set, wire sets terminal lead, and distributors. New shifter handles, new seat belts. Brand new retro style am fm radio ( $300) and speakers ( $200) were installed. The car has been tuned up, new plugs, electronic ignition. Car starts up every time. I have been driving the last few months about 20 – 40 miles per day, no issues, but I always remind myself that this car was on the road, when Richard Nixon was the President of the U.S. So it is 46 years old. This is a great car and fun to drive.
As of 11/8/2020, I just put into the car $2541. Starter rebuilt, ignition switch and wire harness replaced, new speedo cable, new hood release cable, new battery hold down, car was missing badly friction locks tighten and loose spark wire repaired, directionals and flashers repaired, brand new horn (high and low tone), installed temp sending sending unit, installed clutch clutch slave cylinder and hose. I also like to buy other cars, so it is time to let it go.”
What color would be your preferred Triumph TR-6? Comment below and let us know!