BF Auction: 1974 Triumph TR6

Asking: $13,500Make Offer

  • Seller: Thomas G oodwin
  • Location: Neskowin, Oregon
  • Mileage: 98,000 Shown
  • Chassis #: CF25740U
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Engine: 6 Cylinder
  • Transmission: 4-Speed

If you were interested in this TR6 when we auctioned it off last month, here’s your second chance! The buyer was happy with the car when it arrived, but they had been looking for a Morgan for years and just happened to stumble upon the right after they won the auction. So, the TR6 is back up for sale here on Barn Finds! This is a great car; I can vouch for it because it was mine previously. There are a few flaws, but the body is rust-free, and it is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

As I mentioned last time around, there are some chips and cracks in the paintwork, but the older respray has held up well. After the photos were taken, I realized that the windshield gasket was not sucked down, so we reinstalled it. The front bumper guards, an old radio (which may be the original), and a couple of boxes of spare parts are included with the car. Spares include rebuilt rear shocks from Apply Hydraulics, a valve cover in the correct color, and many service parts.

Mechanically, the car is in great shape. It starts right up and runs great. The previous owner went through the brakes and installed new rear springs before I got it, so the brakes work well, and the car handles as it should. These cars came with independent suspension all around, so they were relatively high-tech for a traditional body-on-frame British Roadster. I also installed new tires before shipping the car to the current owner.

The previous owner had redone the interior with new carpet, upholstery, and a dash pad. When I owned it, I installed a new turn signal switch and the correct carpet in the trunk (which is not reflected in the photos). The only thing it could use is some recalibrated gauges. It would seem that a previous owner attempted to adjust a couple of the gauges themselves, so the start and end points are a little off. Everything works as it should though, and the radio even has an aux input.

With summer here, this is the perfect time to pick up a roadster. Put the top down and rev that big inline-six! I really enjoyed this Triumph while I owned it and hopefully, the next owner will too. Feel free to leave your questions in the comments below, and I will do my best to help the seller answer them. Be sure to check out the extensive photo gallery and videos while you are at it. The reserve is set at a reasonable amount, so good luck with bidding!

Bid On This Auction

High Bid: $8,075 (Reserve Not Met)
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Ended: Jul 11, 2024 11:10am MDT
High Bidder: Seabecker
  • Seabecker bid $8,075.00  2024-07-11 11:06:52
  • MjSieler bid $8,000.00  2024-07-11 11:05:48
  • Seabecker
    bid $7,650.00  2024-07-11 11:02:41
  • Kenny bid $7,600.00  2024-07-11 11:01:32
  • Seabecker bid $7,500.00  2024-07-11 11:00:41
  • Kenny
    bid $7,400.00  2024-07-11 10:59:07
  • Seabecker bid $7,250.00  2024-07-11 10:58:07
  • Kenny bid $7,000.00  2024-07-11 10:21:36
  • HNDRBRGR
    bid $6,900.00  2024-07-11 10:16:59
  • Kenny bid $6,700.00  2024-07-11 09:55:16
  • HNDRBRGR bid $6,550.00  2024-07-11 09:37:05
  • Kenny
    bid $6,400.00  2024-07-11 09:19:38
  • Seabecker bid $6,250.00  2024-07-11 09:16:35
  • Kenny bid $6,000.00  2024-07-10 17:04:13
  • Kar55
    bid $5,750.00  2024-07-10 16:26:14
  • Kenny bid $5,500.00  2024-07-10 09:42:55
  • Seabecker bid $5,250.00  2024-07-09 08:59:39
  • JR49
    bid $5,000.00  2024-07-05 08:59:10
  • jvm66 bid $2,750.00  2024-07-04 12:23:55
  • Seabecker bid $2,500.00  2024-07-04 10:53:39

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Comments

  1. SeabeckerMember

    Back in high school I told one of my friends that I liked these cars and was thinking about buying one. He told me it was a bad idea. If I bought one he said I would have to start wearing slacks. I didn’t buy it.

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    • Jesse Mortensen JesseStaff

      Your friend must not have been very smart because I can’t think of too many cars that would have been more fun to own in highschool than a TR6!

      Like 9
      • SeabeckerMember

        Back in those days (late 70s) our group was thinking about going fast from light to light in our late ’60s GTOs, Mustangs, and Camaros. A different crowd drove sports cars–golfers and tennis players. Of course, we had nothing against these folks, only we were decidedly more of the street/drag race set. I have always loved the look of the TR6.

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  2. Mark Chaplin

    Can’t remember what it sold for last time, always liked them.

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    • Jesse Mortensen JesseStaff

      $13k. The link to the old listing is right in the first paragraph.

      Like 3
  3. Howard A. HoAMember

    Well, the last buyers loss. Usually someone backs out of a deal because the car is poorly represented, but that can’t be the case here. Morgan story? Maybe, but why not both, what the heck? I kid, and I have a tough time believing someone looking for a Morgan would even consider a TR6 in the 1st place, an entirely different league. More to the story? Perhaps, but it’s the pain of trying to sell something. In a case like this, if I was looking for a TR6, O/D be darned, you simply won’t find a nicer one.

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    • Jesse Mortensen JesseStaff

      Typically money and space limit what we can own Howard. The buyer told me he had been looking for a Morgan before we completed the transaction and then shared photos of the one he found afterwards. Also, I owned both a Morgan and a TR6 so why wouldn’t other people cross shop? Remember, +4s were Triumph-powered.

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      • JMB#7

        Correction… money, spouse, and space limit what we can own….

        Like 5
  4. steven Craine

    Never drove one but love these cars! They perform well?

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    • Jesse Mortensen JesseStaff

      They are great fun to drive!

      Like 1
    • Dougiejak

      Well, keep in mind it’s British! Performance is relative. But certainly as well as probably half of the American cars of the era! GLWTA

      Like 0
  5. William R McCanless

    While the car is pretty, it does suffer from one major problem. That being Lucas Electrics..

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    • Jesse Mortensen JesseStaff

      Have you had bad experiences or are you just repeating the stereotype? The main problems I’ve had were the result of previous owners. Bad stereo installs and “upgraded” fuse boxes have caused the most frustration for me.

      Like 5
    • angliagt angliagtMember

      You’re wrong!I had a ’74-1/2 TR6,& any electrical problems
      were caused by age,NOT inferior parts.
      I once owned a Datsun 510,& that was the worst car I ever
      had for electrical problems,so they must ALL be bad,right?

      Like 3
    • 914ShifterMember

      I have owned 3 TR6’s, several TR4’s, Sunbeams and Jags, and many other British cars in my life. Although I have always heard the negative comments and jokes about British electrical issues, not one of my many projects and drivers suffered from any electrical issues that caused me to ever think Lucas was any worse than other makes I have had… I love the TR6’s, and think their styling is ageless!

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    • JMB#7

      The joke continues and sometimes gets a chuckle. Having purchased a used TR4A in 1985, I have zero issues with Lucas electrical systems. A 20 year old car with over 120k miles on it. I did clean a few connectors, and it did make the turn signals glow brighter. Maybe some day we will laugh about Toyota ABS modules going bad; causing the whole instrument cluster going blank. Or a decade of GM cars that turn themselves off at highway speeds due to faulty ignition switches?

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  6. Dan D

    My buddy had a white 74 that was a lot of fun cruising around

    Like 1
  7. Matt H.Member

    Great looking TR6, would love to have it, but no proper space at the moment. Someone is getting a nice one!

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  8. Dana Fayette

    Very nice for a 50-year-old car. I think I’ll bid. The first thing I would change is that aluminum battery hold down bar.

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  9. 2002tii

    HS GF’s dad had an ivory ’76 which he would let only himself and me drive. Great times cruising the town in it. Whoever buys it will definitely have fun!

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  10. Frank BarrettMember

    Like MGs and Jensen-Healeys, Triumphs seem under-valued, at least these late ones. Simple to fix, too–usually. A friend bought a similar car, in show condition, for $24K and is enjoying the heck out of it. Considering what a full restoration would cost (time, money, grief), these cars are bargains.

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  11. ThomasgSeller

    I wish I could afford both. This is a joy to drive.
    A black hardtop with very minor scratches and dings is included. It’s a very special car.

    Like 0
  12. Cobraboy

    I had a ’76 TR6 that I truly loved, but I don’t recall so much mechanical noise from the engine.

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    • Tom GoodwinSeller

      This is a 74 but I imagine it’s same engine.
      The video seems to amplify. To me it seems normal. Thanks for your comment I’ll check it out.

      Like 0
    • Jesse Mortensen fnfOzvSRStaff

      The video mic amplified it. Sounds great in-person!

      Like 0

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