ONE OWNER TEXAS CAR, ORIGINAL PAINT, MATCHING HARDTOP, INCREDIBLY SOLID TR6!
With a brawny six-cylinder engine inside a timelessly styled 2-seat roadster body, the Triumph TR6 was one of the last great traditional British roadsters. This bright 1975 example is a very nicely preserved one owner, original car and runs every bit as good as it looks. Offering all the thrills of a 2-seat sports car, it's a fun, inexpensive way to get into the hobby or a great addition to a collection of any size. In case you missed, yes we said it was a one owner car. The car was actually purchased new right here in Fort Worth, TX!
An evolution of the TR4/TR5 body, the TR6 still manages to have a unique look all its own, thanks to a redesigned grille and headlights, as well as a squared-off rear end that gave it an aggressive, almost muscle car appearance. It manages to look like a bigger car than it actually is, which is undoubtedly part of the reason for its sales success in the US. Shockingly, this car appears to be wearing 100% original paint save for the blacked-out tail panel, which was repainted more than 20 years ago. The body panels fit well and don't show any signs of the dreaded British tin worm and after a life in Texas, that shouldn't be a surprise. The bumpers are the later-style with the big rubber overriders, but they look right on the TR6 and the luggage rack almost makes it practical. In short, this is a car you will be proud to drive and show, and it's an absolute blast on the open road. This one also comes with a matching hardtop as well, a rare find for the TR6.
Inside, there's no mistaking that the British crafted the black vinyl interior. Those are actually NOS seat covers, not reproductions, so they fit right and look exactly how the factory would have done it and brown is a nice contrast to the usual black or tan found in these cars. With a real wood dashboard full of original Smiths gauges, it definitely has an Old World feel, and the dash has been replaced so once again, you won't have to worry about deterioration due to age. The three-spoke steering wheel begs for a pair of string-back driving gloves and you'll find that the shifter is a delight to row through the gears. That may very well be the original top, as it carries the correct reflective strips, and the car includes a factory hardtop, too.
Mechanically, it's powered by a burly 2.5-liter inline-six, which provides plenty of power for the featherweight car. Torque is impressive, especially down low, and it's obvious that the car was tuned with American enthusiasts in mind. It was rebuilt in the late 1980s, perhaps 30,000 miles ago, so it's still robust and ready to enjoy. Thanks to a pair of side-draft carburetors and a dual exhaust system, it makes wonderful roadster sounds, and you'll be downshifting just for the sheer joy of listening to the engine. The engine bay is tidy, but not restored, so you won't hesitate to hit the road on the next sunny summer day. A 4-speed manual transmission is the perfect dance partner, with a light clutch and a direct feel to the shifter. The all-independent suspension is surprisingly supple on the road, making this a car that will tour long distances easily and still entertain you on a curving mountain road. Adding to the car's aggressive appearance are original 15-inch wheels wearing correct redline tires.
With great performance, wonderful character, and unique looks, this TR6 has all the right ingredients for a fun summer driver. Finished in a great color combination, this TR6 is an inexpensive way to have a lot of fun this summer. Call today!
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