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Finish While You Drive: 1972 Triumph TR6

This 1972 Triumph TR6 is located in Maplewood, New Jersey. It is listed as a really nice driver and has had a lot of work done on it in the last three years. The TR6 is listed for sale here on eBay with 2 days remaining in the auction. The current bid is $9,001 after 12 bids. I think some better pictures of it out of the garage and in the daylight would have helped show how nice this car is. If you are not familiar with this fun convertible, the TR6 was produced by British Leyland in Coventry, England from 1968 to 1976 and most of these droptops were sent to the US.

While the outside looks great, the interior is going to need the most work. The seller has had it for about 5 years and the prior owner had it since 1992. The seller purchased a new interior kit but has not installed it yet. The project or restoration appears to have stalled and the seller is ready to part with the car.

The engine was rebuilt recently but British Miles of Pennsylvania. I am not a TR6 aficionado but hopefully he is a TR6 expert. The heads were shaved to reduce the compression ratio so the 6 cylinder engine produces more power. From the factory, a US spec TR6 was rated at 105 horsepower and were carbureted. The UK versions were fuel injected and performed a little better. The transmission was rebuilt along with the oil cooler and radiator.  New parts including rubber mounts, convertible top, brakes, tires, exhaust and carpet were also installed. The seller states that the car runs well and is fun to drive.

The exterior paint looks shiny. The odometer shows around 90,000 miles. Looking around at time trials, most car publications put a 0-60 mph time of around 8.0 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph. I had a friend in high school that had a 1976 TR6 and it was a lot of fun.

Comments

  1. Brian

    0-60 on the USA versions was 10 seconds. 8 second 0-60 was for the Euro fuel injected models that had 150HP.

    USA versions are plenty fun to drive though, torquey, responsive and you get the straight-six sound.

    Nice drivers with no rust issues are consistently selling for around $20K, a fully restored car just sold yesterday on BAT for $52K.

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  2. A.G.

    “The heads were shaved to reduce the compression ratio” ???

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  3. oliver Member

    first the obvious: it only has one head, not “heads”,
    a head is shaved to “raise” the HP.
    thanks

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  4. Terry

    Passenger door appears to have been replaced.

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  5. Laurence

    Shaving the head RAISES the compression to increase power.

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  6. Paul Serdiuk

    British Miles is not known for their automotive engine rebuilding. They are a foreign car junk yard/part supplier.

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  7. trav66

    This would be a blast to finish and drive since the heavy lifting has already been done. With so much being spent on the mechanicals, interior and paint, looks like someone is going to get a good deal. It’s at $9801 with 2 hrs left. Great looking cars!

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  8. JMB#7

    Winning bid:US $10,685.99[ 23 bids ]

    Like 0

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