First Model Year: 1969 Triumph TR6

This first-year model (1969) Triumph TR6 was purchased by the seller in 2010 with the intention of keeping it for life. Unfortunately, life and an upcoming move have gotten in the way, and after having a great deal of work done it’s now listed for sale here in our Barn Finds Classifieds for $14,000 or best offer. The lovely British sports car is located in Columbia Station, Ohio.

Although the seller states that the car is a 10-footer, they may have higher standards than I do for paint! The fenders are fiberglass reproductions and the seller states that they were not blocked out prior to painting, so there is some waviness in the fenders. The chrome looks to be in nice shape and the seller has documented a lot of work that has been done to the car. As some of you might know, I’m a TR6 enthusiast and own several — there’s a reason — they are lots of fun and pretty reliable once sorted.

The car has the original, highly-prized 1969 seats and steering wheel. The seller notes that the floors and rocker panels have not been restored and therefore might have issues. The carpet and top are original and will need to be replaced if you want them to look up to the rest of the car. The only thing I’d want to see from the seller is some closeups of the floor and underside. The rear trailing arm mounts and differential mounts are known weak parts on the TR6, but with the work that was professionally done to this car, both areas have been addressed and strengthened.

Underhood is pretty much exactly what you would want to see; a nice, clean compartment with a pretty cast aluminum aftermarket valve cover. The seller has also had a huge list of maintenance and improvements completed (I recommend checking out the detailed ad here if you are interested) professionally — this seems like a great driver that you wouldn’t be afraid to show as well. Don’t be afraid of those floors; I have successfully replaced them without removing the body from the frame. As far as the rocker panels go, those can be replaced with reproductions as well. Let us know if you pick up this reasonably-priced British sports car!

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Comments

  1. Euromoto Member

    This, this. What a beautiful car. Oh how I wish it were close enough for a personal inspection. Seems like a labor of love for the seller. Screaming deal, unless I’m missing something. I predict gone by the time it hits Barnfinds non-member status. Sign up now, boys (and girls) and don’t miss out.

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  2. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    Though I was never a fan of any of these European sports cars, in recent months they have begun to appeal to me. Mostly because they’re usually lower priced than American convertibles, and they’re two seaters. I’ve got a lot to learn about them; their weak points, model values, what to look for when buying one, parts availability etc. etc. maybe I’ll be purchasing one after an education.
    God bless America

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  3. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Perfect Triumph in the perfect color

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  4. Frank

    These cars where like belly buttons back in the 60′ and 70’s. Many of the British cars where shipped back to the UK when our dollar when down in value. The Brits purchased MG’s Triumphs and other vehicles along with British motorcycles. The worst was electrics with Prince of Darkness, Lucas.

    • angliagt angliagt Member

      I disagree – I had a TR6 for almost 20 years,and the
      only electrical problems I had were due to age & wear.It
      was a very reliable car.
      The ’69’s had a raised ridge on the top fender seam
      just behind the convertible top,& the air intake vent in front
      of the windshield had a body-colored flap on it.

  5. Frank

    A fun car and this looks like a nice one.

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  6. douglas hunt

    guy i knew went to high school with my younger brother had a red one, always liked these…..

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