No Reserve Project: 1973 Triumph TR6

The seller is letting this 1973 Triumph TR6 go due to a divorce. The car has been stored since 1993 and the current owner bought it 3 years ago. It can be seen here on eBay and is located in Angier, North Carolina. There are 2 days left in the auction and the car is bid to $2,950. Featured in yellow with a black interior, this Triumph looks like a solid starting place for a project.

The interior has been stripped out of the car but you can see the floorboards are in excellent shape. The dash and wood bezel are not in good shape but it appears to sport its original steering wheel. The odometer reading shows 12,146 but that is likely recording the second trip around. The car apparently came with air conditioning but, unfortunately, the seller removed it. The front suspension was recently rebuilt and the car comes with its correct wheels. The engine was running when the seller acquired it.

The paint is said to be shiny and original and the frame looks good. The front hood is in the worse shape and has a bad ding on the front passenger corner. The rear end differential is removed but the car is said to roll. There are no pictures of the engine but the car would have been delivered with a 2.5 liter inline six cylinder engine. The 4 speed manual transmission that featured an optional overdrive has been replaced with a standard 4 speed.

While this car is nonrunning, it seems to be pretty solid for a TR6 project. As a bonus, the seller is including all his Triumph parts with the sale. My buddy, Stephen, had a TR6 in high school and it was a fun car to ride in. I was always impressed with the handling and power to weight ratio. Would this be a solid project to start on? Who has owned a TR6 and can tell us more?

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Comments

  1. Fred W

    I think those are the best floorboards I’ve ever seen in a project car

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  2. Howard A Member

    No wonder she wants a divorce,,kidding, having gone through that, it’s a crummy time in ones life. I have a friend I helped restore a 1500 Spitfire( partially, until he too ran out of funds) and he used Moss, or the other one, Victoria something,( not Secret) anyways, while everything is available, it cost him a fortune. I think people are finding out, while they are fun cars, it just isn’t worth it.You want to make these suppliers rich, by all means, have at it. With these. you’ll need the site up on top by those other frequently visited sites. And trans replaced an O/D with a NON-O/D? Good heavens, there’s a backwards statement. Should be t’other way ’round.

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    • Sherminator

      I assume she asked for a divorce after finding out about that bone-headed transmission swap.

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      • DayDreamBeliever Member

        LOL, it was supposed to be Her Car!

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  3. Douglas Smith

    There are two winners n every divorce; her lawyer. and his lawyer. I rather buy from a divorce sale then an estate sale.

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  4. Matt

    Well, actually the car can’t roll – the pumpkin, the half shafts, and the rear axle hubs are out. Sometimes guys buy a car that’s been sitting for too long, and before it sat, it was poorly maintained which adds to what needs to be done when you get it home.
    I pulled all of those components out of my ’69’ and put all new u-joints then drilled and tapped the pumpkin for a drain plug, because they didn’t at the factory as a cost saving measure, then I painted all. The British cars are fairly easy to work on, which makes them attractive for the guy that wants that

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  5. Grizz

    Fun cars, easy to work on but a bit expensive for parts. This project will cost the buyer quite a bit to get back in shape. I have owned one for 40 years and it seems there is always something to repair even just driving it on weekends. These cars sound so good and are a joy to drive and tinker with and tinkering is what it takes.

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  6. Stevieg Member

    I love these old British roadsters but I just don’t fit in them anymore.
    While growing up, my uncle had a Spitfire convertible & my stepfather had a GT6 hatchback, both cool cars.
    Honestly, even if I did fit, I prefer to drive my toys over tinker with them. I can’t wait until my projects are done!

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