1973 Triumph TR6 Convertible
Designer: Giovanni Michelotti
Estimate: $24,000 - $28,000
Chassis Number: CF8624U
Engine: 2498cc OHV in-line 6-cylinder
2xSU Carburetors/106 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Hydraulic Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
Odometer: 36,570 mi showing
• Restored to Like New Condition
• Used Only for Special Occasions
The Model –Triumph’s TR6 would mark a new era for this respected sports car maker, adopting an in-line six for its totally restyled top-selling sports car line, would really pay off. About the only “old-school” item left was the series number. With styling by Michelotti combined with some modification from the German coachbuilder Karmann, plus quality craftsmanship in the coachwork, the TR6 fit in well with the performance and sports cars of the era. No Hemi V8, no “high impact” colors, just pure true styling combined with much improved engine performance as well as handling advancements that really brought it into the big leagues. Owners of the TR6 have always reported an enjoyment in driving these cars because they are just fun to drive. With real wood trim, dual SU carburetors, rack and pinion steering, the TR6 was nimble and very responsive to the touch. Improved braking and electrical systems were also welcomed improvements to the Triumph fans around the world.
The Car –Not everyone who loves sports cars is a playboy sportsman ready to hit the road and speed away with some ladies hearts. This car is one of those that had a different type of owner, one described as a “little old lady school teacher from Iowa!” Included in the purchase were receipts for thousands of dollars showing how this car was restored, piece-by-piece, to exacting factory specifications. Finished in Sienna Brown, the folding soft top is done in a matching color while the interior is saddle brown leather. Under the hood, the engine bay has been brought back for factory standards and the TR6 is reported to run just as well as it looks. Paint and trim, including the proper pinstripes and decals. The special factory wheels look to be in new condition, as does the rest of the car. From the tight fitting top to the soft and supple seats, the new owner of the TR6 will be riding in high style with dependability as well as sure fired performance.