1968 Triumph TR6

THE SECOND OLDEST KNOWN SURVIVING EXAMPLE

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Historical important car being the second oldest known surviving example of the iconic Triumph TR6
- Amazingly restored without looking at any expenses
- Fully matching numbers including gearbox, engine, drivetrain and differential
- During the restoration all of the original bodywork panels have been retained.
- Not the cheapest but certainly not possible to find in this superb restored condition with such an amazing history.

Offered as an affordable, six-cylinder sports car, the first Triumph TR6 rolled off the production line in 1968 as a 1969 model. It’s intended target was to rival similar sports cars at the time, and although most were designed with sleek, curved lines, the TR6 was squared off at both ends, making it stand out from it’s competitors. With just a seven year production span, the TR6 grew to become a true British classic.

Triumph produced a range of TR models, from the TR1 right up to a limited run of the TR8, but it was the sixth car in the range that really stood out from a sales point of view. The TR5 enjoyed a very brief thirteen-month period of manufacture between 1967 and 1968. Less than 3,000 units were produced before the TR6 came in to improve on many of the specifications. Unlike its predecessors, the Triumph TR6 was more reliable mechanically, which means that there are many original models still on our roads.

The Triumph TR6 was offered as a convertible only, with a factory steel hard top available optionally. Construction was conservative – the body was bolted onto the frame, which featured a front anti-roll bar, semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, and rack and pinion steering. Disc brakes were fitted at the front with drum brakes at the rear, and the iconic look of the car was completed by very distinctive 15-inch wheels and tires.

The U.K.-market TR6 had Lucas mechanical fuel-injection (150-horsepower), while the U.S.-market TR6 used a carbureted version (104-horsepower). The UK fuel-injected version was de-tuned to 125-horsepower in 1973 by camshaft alterations and revised fuel injection metering. These changes made the TR6 smoother and more flexible. The 2.5 litre six-cylinder engine accelerated the two-seater car from 0-60 mph in just 8.2 seconds, with an equally impressive top speed of 120 mph.

Inside, a wooden dashboard (plywood w/veneer) housed a full complement of instrumentation. Bucket seats sat on pile-carpeted floors, and the luggage compartment was fairly roomy for a two-seat sports car. Standard equipment on the TR6 included a four-speed manual gearbox. An optional overdrive unit was offered, and gave drivers close gearing for aggressive driving, with overdrive available on 2nd, 3rd and top gears on early models.

The Triumph TR6 remained in production for a relatively short period of time, but has became one of the most popular and instantly recognizable cars in the company’s stable. Most of the TR6 sales were in the U.S. – of the 94,619 models produced, 86,249 were exported, with just 8,370 sold in the U.K.

When Triumph TR6 production ended in July 1976, it was the best-seller in the TR series (this record was surpassed by the TR7). Of the 8,370 cars sold in the UK, over 4,000 are still registered with the DVLA either as on the road or as SORN declared vehicles.

The Triumph TR6 is an attractive, fast and very enjoyable two-seater. Of the many classic and torque cars made in Great Britain, it remains as one of the most popular. With unmistakable looks and powerful performance, the TR6 continues to be a hugely sought-after car.

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE

This specific Triumph TR6 is not a standard TR6 but a historical important car in the Triumph community. Chassis no. CC/25032-L is the second oldest known surviving example of this iconic British roadster in the world.

It is a fully matching numbers car retaining all the correct drivetrain components such as engine, gearbox and differential.

During the extremely impressive restoration the emphasis was on retaining as much as possible of the original components while achieving a concourse standard. The car retains all of the orginal bodywork panels, switches and dials, seats steering wheel and dashboard. Only the engine cover was too badly warped to be used in the final result, but the orginal version has been conserved and is still with the car.

The restoration has been done by a professional company which is known by their outstanding quality.

The costs of the restoration have been much higher then the current requested price for the car. The entire body has been taken from the chassis and the car is restored to it’s original color combination as shown on the buildsheet.

We do know that it is possible to find cheaper Triumph TR6 examples but we kindly ask you to respond only if you have serious interest and understand the unique restored quality and even more the historical value of this car.

CONDITION EXTERIOR

The average TR6 is restored on a quality level which is in line with the value of the car. This TR6 is restored with looking at any expenses at a professional restoration company.

A very impressive restoration book shows the quality of this company, the restoration and the car and can be send on request via WeTransfer.

We can be actually very short in the description of the exterior of this car. The entire exterior has been restored on an extremely high level.

The original body panels have been re-used due to the perfect condition.

Please take a careful look at the pictures to see the quality of the exterior of this Triumph TR6.

CONDITION INTERIOR

The entire car has been fully restored off-course including the interior. Therefore the entire interior has been restored as well. All with period correct materials in period correct colors as show on the Heritage certificate.

DRIVING EXPERIENCE

The Triumph has been scarcely used since the restoration. It covered approximately 500 kilometers so still needs to driven in carefully.

But it is certainly recognizable why the TR6 was such a huge succes. The car is extremely powerful, makes a beautiful sound and has a perfect handling.

Due to the fact that the entire car has been restored including drivetrain, gearbox, engine, suspension etc. etc. the car feels to be brand new.

This Triumph is a unique opportunity to buy an absolute amazing restored example with an historical important value being the second oldest known surviving example.

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