Goofy Gift: 1975 Triumph TR6 – SOLD!

by | Jan 2022 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

February 4, 2022 Update – We 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 us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

January 13, 2022 Update – Apparently frustrated with low-ballers and people looking to finance the car, the private seller just revised his ad indicating his bottom line price is $8,500. At that price, there appears to be a potential upside for someone to get this TR6 road ready before the spring top-down season begins.

If someone offered you a vintage British sports car barn find in need of some work to make it roadworthy, would you take it?  Apparently, the proposed recipient of this french blue over black 1975 Triumph TR6 originally listed in January 2022 on Craigslist in Poughkeepsie, New York declined such an offer, so the third owner is now looking for someone who can appreciate this car and bring it back to roadworthy condition.

Currently offered for $8,500 (the original ask was $10,000), comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their TR6 priced between this guide’s #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $8,100 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $14,800.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #4 “Fair” estimate of $5,725 and its #3 “Good” appraisal of $11,350.

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 relied on a traditional frame featuring 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 distinctly British feel that automotive journalist James May famously described as “The Blokiest Bloke’s car ever built.”

The Hagerty Insurance YouTube Channel features this TR6 Buyer’s Guide video:

 

While far from show-ready, this 1975 Triumph TR6 barn find is the perfect car to purchase now to keep you busy over the winter months getting it roadworthy in time for the warmer top-down weather.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“I purchased the car originally as a gift for a family member but he didn’t want it. The car was purchased from an estate sale due to the previous owner passing away. so all paperwork from that will be included in the sale.

Clean new york state title in hand
I am the third owner

This car is not by any means a showroom quality car. This is a perfect example for someone looking to tinker but yet enjoy drive their Sunday driver.

1975 triumph tr6
92,225 miles
2.5 litre inline 6 cylinder engine
4 speed manual transmission (non-overdrive)
French blue
Black leather interior
Convertible(top does have a hole)
Comes with tonneau cover
Rwd
Has Heat
no a/c

Pros
New battery
New starter
New clutch master cylinder
New clutch slave cylinder
New champion spark plugs
New fuel filter
New water pump
Frame is solid with no cracks nor rot
There is no missing parts
Runs and drives good

Cons:
Car sat in a garage for 20+ years
Tires are from 1971
The car will need to be gone over
Rear driver wheel bearing has play

$10,000. Price is firm with no negotiation

Restore or Daily Drive: what would you do with this 1975 Triumph TR6?  Comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Gino Jackson Horsman

    I would love it, and squeeze it, and call it George. LOL Always wanted a TR-6. Can’t believe someone turned that down as a gift.

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