EXCLUSIVE: Ready To Drive 1976 Triumph TR6

UPDATE 9/5/2019 – George has decided to lower his asking price to $10,500 for this ready to go TR6! It really is a sweet machine and there’s still plenty of time to enjoy this fall, so be sure to message him via the form below.

FROM 4/16/2019 – The Triumph TR6 is about as close to the perfect British Roadster as you can get. They look fantastic, have plenty of grunt and are an absolute blast to drive! Reader George H out of Aurora, Illinois has decided to let go of this lovely TR6. He’s done a ton of work to it, with lots of new parts. It’s sporting its original bright yellow paint, which looks great but does have a few rust bubbles showing. With just a little work, this could be truly fantastic British Roadster to have! If you are interested, be sure to message him via the form below!

What Makes It Special? Classic British Roadster for Sale!!! Great running TR with many new parts and working overdrive. Looking for the fun of a roadster to be enjoyed as a daily reliable driver? This is the one for you! Here is a list of everything that is new: Radiator, Water Pump, Timing Chain, Hoses, Belts, Spark Plugs, Coil, Fuel Pump, Weber Carbs, Brake Servo, Master Cylinder, Clutch, Starter, Brakes Pads, Rotors, Drums, Shocks, Tie Rods, Ball Joints, Engine Mounts, Monza Exhaust, Wiper Motor, Washer pump, Wiper Blades, Dash, Carpet, Door Panels, Rear Wiring Harness, Trunk Liner and Sound system. There are a couple of small rust spots, Frame is Solid!

Body Condition: There are some rust bubbles and hairline paint cracks, but it’s original! The top is good but would be my next project to replace. Extra parts.

Mechanical Condition: With all the new parts installed, it’s now a very solid runner. Looks great and very reliable. It has overdrive, which works. It’s ready for you to enjoy the ride and the compliments! Serious Inquiries only, please.

UPDATE – George received some questions about his TR6, such as the VIN number and whether it has overdrive. He accidentally put his Spitfire’s VIN in when he submitted it, so he sent us the correct VIN. And this car does have overdrive and is truly ready to hit the street! Be sure to take a look and make him an offer via the form below.

  • Asking Price: $10,500
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois
  • Mileage: 93,000
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: CF57917U

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  1. Avatar photo KEVIN D MACAFEE

    There are a couple of weird things about this listing. The VIN provided is for a 1977 Spitfire and the bumpers on a 1976 TR6 should have the rubber bumper riders front and back.

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    • Avatar photo glenn

      retrofitting old style bumpers is fairly common because they weigh less and look much better.

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      • Avatar photo waynard

        …or simply removing the overriders.

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    • Avatar photo Paul

      that was address above, did you see it???

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  2. Avatar photo peter r

    Why do people say only local pick up? Do they really want to limit potential buyers to those within driving distance? Frankly once the cash is in the bank, what difference does it make if it is loaded on the buyer’s trailer or one belonging to the transport company?

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    • Avatar photo glenn

      Local pickup often means “I will not deliver”. It doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t have it ready for a truck.

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  3. Avatar photo Howard A Member

    Dang, why didn’t I buy one 20 years ago for $3 grand when nobody wanted them. Looks like a nice car.

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  4. Avatar photo Don

    They ARE a nice sportscar. Handle well, have great appeal, and that 6 cylinder has a really eager ‘pull’ to it. I own a 50,000 mile ’70 that lived it’s whole life in Southern California prior to 1980…. yes, I’ve owned it that long ! It has no rust because it’s never been run in winter or rain. Other than a bit of cowl shake that all British Roadsters exhibit, I have no issue with it being what it is: a light and sporty roadster with a tractor motor from two decades earlier. Even the quirky Lucas electrics have never left me stranded. These could be had with wire wheels and that is how mine was built and sold. I bought a set of steel wheels and caps and rings just to have, but have not put them on.

    For $12,000 this car may well be a bargain, even with it’s rust bubbles. Best wishes on a good sale !

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  5. Avatar photo JMB#7

    Local pick-up simply because there are too many scammers out there. I sold a boat recently and it was ridiculous how many “distant buyers” acted interested and then ended up trying to to steal account # etc. Really wasted a lot of my time. Would be nice to see more pictures (but I am not a serious inquiry). I much prefer these Panasport style wheels over the wire wheels, for looks, for lighter weight, for performance, and for lower maintenance. Although they might serve a function, those rubber bumper thingies where uglier than anything, I would remove them as well.

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  6. Avatar photo sluggo

    Maybe a better phrase is “Cash buyers, will assist YOUR shipper on loading, all other arrangements are buyers responsibility. Any other payments methods MUST clear bank before vehicle is released”. (Could add “In God we trust, all others pay cash”)
    There seems to be a lot of scammers who will send a legit company to do a pickup but sent a phony cashiers check or some sort of other sketchy payment scam.
    I wont give out my addy on stuff like this, But I know a guy who does and collects the phony checks and has them on the side of his fridge as trophies. Done this repeatedly and laughs at the scammers. What are they going to do? Call the police?
    One other option is if you have doubts, arrange for a meeting at the local sheriffs dept.
    I have sold to remote buyers before, but due diligence and CYA are the orders of the day. Some of the remote buyers were awesome to deal with so dont rule them out.
    I have a friend who bought a car from the Barnfinds staff a few years back, They seemed to think he was a scammer as he was actually working in the middle east at the time. It did (mostly) work out but they blew him off at first.

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  7. Avatar photo peter r

    @Sluggo – I enjoy your writing on another site and appreciate your comments here.
    I usually both buy and sell remote so I am used to sending and receiving wire transfers which are money in the bank. So far, I’ve never had a problem. No concerns giving my banking information to someone who wants to buy one of my cars. The only thing he can do with that information is make a deposit and trust me to deliver. I always get a copy of the title before sending funds and it must show free of liens. Then I only send funds to an account with the same name as on the title. Not foolproof but has worked until now.

    I think sellers who refuse to do that leave out 95% or more of potential buyers.

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    • Avatar photo sluggo

      thanks for the reply, Now I have to guess which other site! :) I too have an account setup to do international wire transfers, Sometimes bank security gets involved but so far so good. I used to use BofAmerica but they are terrible and should be shut down. TERRIBLE! So I do have a reputable bank I now deal with. I dont broker much anymore, But the threshold for the IRS is much lower these days so be careful out there! (Wink wink nod nod) I know another guy who was brokering vehicles for pay for an overseas dealer and he got in a audit and bind over it. Now days Paypal is reporting transactions as well, So, if a private seller or avid enthusiast, Use discretion, But I have worked with some really great people over the years in the US and international so, use caution, However overseas buyers can be a great experience so I agree with you. Dont limit your options. plus the wonders of the internet means you have a much broader audience and I cant that enough many people who have helped me out as well. (I have some obscure vehicle interests and many times the best resources are outside the US so quid pro quo! – Plus good karma!)
      ****** Ill add this, on parts deals, NEVER lie on customs forms and be careful on declared values. They NOW track this stuff and the fines and penalties are severe.
      But there is some tricks that are legal to use.

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  8. Avatar photo bobhess Member

    Great buy/sell information guys. Hey Barn Finds… how about taking this information and putting it on the site for folks to reference. Great info and it would be a great service. Nice TR6… and I would dump the rubber bumper guards as fast as I could.

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  9. Avatar photo r s

    Surprising that a 1976 model year car would have a manual choke.
    My dad’s ‘new’ at the time 1973 Ford Econoline had a manual choke, but the 1974 I bought the next year had an automatic one. (And it was the first Ford van we bought that didn’t have a manual choke.)

    Two whole model years later I would have expected emissions rules to make a manual choke not very likely.

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    • Avatar photo JMB#7

      My 1982 RX7 has a manual choke. Of course it has some “high-tech” magnetic release once it is warmed up. Those triangular motor builders sure were clever.

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