The seller of this 1975 Triumph TR-6 claims that it is probably one of the best surviving originals left. We were doubtful of such a bold claim until we read that they have kept the car in their house since they purchased it from the original owner in 1989. That is right, in their house. Not to worry though, it has been started up and exercised around the house regularly… Find it here on eBay.
You have to really love a car to let it live in your home. This guy obviously does and hopes to be well compensated for letting it go. The $21k BIN price is optimistic, but not totally outrageous if it really is the time capsule it appears to be. There are only 19,500 miles on the odometer and everything looks original, right down to the Micheline redline tires. Supposedly even the hardtop has never been removed from the body.
The interior looks just as it would from the factory. The wood has been replaced though because of some cracking veneer. This doesn’t make us too nervous because this is a common problem. We would be more concerned with what we can’t see here. A low mileage car is great thing, but all that sitting can wreck havoc on the innards.
Looks clean under the hood. Just be sure to check for leaks around the seals. It might be a good idea to have a mechanic check things out to make sure there are no major issues hiding around the corner. Then, replace all the fluids for good measure. You may want to stick a new clutch in there too while you are at it as this was one of the weak points in these otherwise robust British sports cars.
The bulky bumper guards and power robbing emissions controls are negatives, but it is hard to find true fault with this Topaz Yellow TR-6. We love the fact that it is all original, but therein lies the dilemma. Can we feel good about driving it? Or would we feel better after we pushed it into our living room? There is would sit for another 30 years until our wives made us drag it back out and list it on eBay…