1975 Triumph TR6: For Sun Lovers

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The Triumph TR6 has always been one of my favorite British roadsters, primarily based on its styling. While I can appreciate cars like the Spitfire and MGB, they never looked quite aggressive enough to me in stock form. But the TR6, like this driver-quality example here on eBay with bidding at $200 and the reserve unmet, always caught my eye for its low stance and wheels seemingly pushed out to just beyond the fender line. The bright colors on this particular car are fitting for the era in which it was sold and would look just as good today heading out to the beach or for a mountain-road cruise. The seller is fairly new to eBay and is asking buyers to make a decision primarily based on photos, but there are some promising aspects of the listing that may point to a knowledgeable owner: he notes of a few cosmetic and mechanical areas that need improvement and also highlights recent maintenance, which includes a reupholstered driver’s seat and brake system updates. Get in and drive it home, as the listing says – would you?

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Comments

  1. Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

    The covered seams on the back deck scare me…this is a prime rust spot for TR6’s and where the rear fenders bolt to the deck the filler or whatever was used will inevitably crack. That being said, it looks like a relatively solid car. Would like to see photos of the trailing arm mounts and differential mounts.

  2. Rancho Bella

    These have such a delightful exhaust note. I never get tired of the design

  3. jim s

    this is a dealer i think. the first time selling on ebay, at least under this name. mgb in the background. does have a lift so should be able to get more photos of the underside. looks like they stuck some no name mufflers on the back. if it does not have rust it would be a good starting point. will need a new top and the exhaust redone. nice find

  4. Alan (Michigan)

    Can’t help thinking about how much fun it would be to drive down some country roads, maybe doing an old-style TSD rally. Awesome.

  5. Booya

    They’re delightful cars to drive, when they run.

    Actually, a lot less complicated to keep running than a Jag or such. You can take electrical problems for granted as with any other BL product. The real problem to watch out for on these is the part of the frame where the rear suspension arms attach. Rust-prone and expensive.

  6. TBall

    Definitely a nice ride – fun to drive, great exhaust tone. However, “100 point show car” is a bit overstated…

    • Aktifspeed

      If you read the ebay listing carefully, the seller states, “This is not a 100 point show car.”

  7. Jason

    I would never buy a car from an ebay seller with 1 feedback. Most likely it is a new selling account because the old one was full of complaints.

  8. Melvin Burwell

    My favorite british roadster since I was a kid. Always wanted one. Tried to buy a 72 in high school. Not enough $$. in my bank account.

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