Yes, it’s your resident Triumph enthusiast here hoping someone will save these neat project cars. One runs, one used to run (recently), and one is just a body shell. Bring a big truck to Newark, Delaware to pick them up after you’ve purchased them from the auction listing here on eBay. Bidding is starting at $4,000 for all three and there’s no reserve.
This is the first TR6. It’s a 1973 that had been in storage for 27 years prior to the seller purchasing it last year. Supposedly it only has 48,000 miles. There is some rust on the body as you can see from the primer patches. Frame condition is not stated. After the seller changed the fluids, carburetors, fuel line, gas tank and fuel pump, the car is said to run and drive “great” and that the motor and transmission are in very good condition. Unfortunately, this car doesn’t come with a title.
Here is the chassis for the second TR6. This one is a 1974 that has been completely disassembled (but the parts are said to be bagged and labeled) and restoration work has been commenced. The frame is said to be in excellent condition and has been coated with POR15. The body is now sitting on the frame (see first picture, it’s the car at the end of the line) and has some rust.
I don’t know if this is the body shell prior to installation on car two or if this is car three. Either way, this floor, while not perfect, is much better than some TR6’s I’ve refurbished (and both of the ones I currently own).
Car three is said to be just a body shell, based on the commission number I believe it is a 1974 as well. Again, I’m not sure if this is car three, or the shell from car two prior to putting it back on the chassis. Ultimately, it looks like you have enough parts to put together two running Triumphs, with some stuff left over, but of course you’ll need to replace the soft items like weatherstripping and upholstery.
Okay, maybe not all the upholstery. The interior from the white car looks pretty good apart from some damage to the wood dash. While those are readily available, I’ve seem some beautiful and inexpensive results from home enthusiasts re-veneering their own dashes.
Ultimately, you’ll have to be an enthusiast with time or money on their hands (or both) for this to make sense. Perhaps a parent-child project to put two together? I’d be all for that except that my daughter thinks cars are rolling sound systems and is more interested in the radio than in helping me work on cars. Sigh. Anyway, perhaps this is a Triumphant opportunity for you? And no, Howard, no overdrives or British racing green, sorry!