To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. CC55951L
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 17,000 US
From the land of British Racing Green, the Triumph TR6 was considered to be “English to the core.” At the time this car was being offered in showrooms, the English enjoyed the reputation to desire cars that were “a very no-nonsense, unfrilly business. In a car they regard beauty as a function of how beautifully it functions, and nothing reflects the English character more in this regard than the classically British TR6.”
The heart of the TR6 is a 2,498-cc, 106-hp inline six-cylinder engine with dual carburetors and a four-speed manual transmission. The chassis has independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, rigid rear axle with semi-trailing arms and coil springs, hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes. All of this combined to result in the TR6 being a fun choice for long cruises on rolling country roads or open higher-speed motorway travel.
The 1971 TR6 offered here is a very nicely presented example wearing white with tan interior and a tan convertible top; the carpets are dark brown and richly complement the look. The rear fascia is finished in black and the car also exhibits a luggage rack and desirable Panasport wheels that are wrapped with Barum Bravuris 2 tires. The interior is sporty and elegantly uncluttered with comfortable bucket seats, complete Smiths instrumentation, wood dash fascia and wood-rimmed steering wheel.
The TR6 was produced until 1976, even after the new TR7 was introduced. In a 1971 road test, Road & Track described the TR6 as a “distinctive combination of qualities at a reasonable price,” praising its excellent engine, luxurious interior and easily operated folding top. Steady improvements responded to the tightening emissions and safety regulations of the United States, and when production ended, many enthusiasts regarded the TR6 as representing the end of the line for traditional English sports cars. 1971 Triumph TR6 Roadster