SOLD: 1971 Triumph TR6 Was A Great Deal!

UPDATE 6/6/2020 – We just heard from the seller, this TR6 sold in just 5 days and is headed off to its new home with a Barn Finds Reader! Our congratulations to both the seller and buyer. Hopefully, the new owner will send us photos once they have it back on the road!

FROM 6/1/2020 – After owning this 1971 Triumph TR6 for 32 years, the owner is selling this running TR6 for only $3,500. The car is located in Charleston, Missouri, and can be seen here in Barn Finds Classifieds. The seller states that the mechanical items are in working order and the body and paintwork are complete.

Most of the pictures are from the passenger rear side. This picture shows some of the extra parts including the bumpers and extra parts that are not installed. The red paint looks correct and the seller states that the car has been garaged and no exposed to the weather elements. The TR6 has its factory rims but the tires are going to need to be replaced after sitting for so long. The odometer reads 65,000 miles.

The interior of the car looks a little rougher but this picture indicates that the convertible roof may be salvageable. The wood dash looks to be in good shape but is missing some of the gauges. I am sure the seller can let you know what parts come with the car. Triumph TR6’s were delivered with a 2.5 liter inline six-cylinder engine that produced 150 bhp. The 4-speed manual transmission featured an optional overdrive. All US-bound TR6’s were fed through a carburetor. The UK versions were fuel injected.

The TR6 was produced by British Leyland in Coventry, England from 1968 to 1976 with most of the cars being sent to the US. The car was relatively light and handled well.  Parts can be expensive. Car magazines of the day timed a 0-60 mph of 8.0 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph. At $3,500 this car appears to be an excellent deal with TR6 prices on the increase.


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  1. TimM

    My best friend in high school had one of these and we sure had a lot of fun in that car!! Great find for someone!! If it were a little closer it would be mine!!

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  2. Luke Fitzgerald

    How is this still for sale? Offered for Buttons……

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  3. Howard A Member

    There seems to be a trend going on here. It appears interest is waning for decent British roadsters. Quick correction, not all TR6’s had O/D, neither does this one. Fact is, most that come through here don’t have it. There would be an insignia above the right tail light. British cars take a certain knack to own, and I think those people are leaving the earth. I couldn’t tell you the last time I saw a Triumph roadster driving. Guess now’s the time to buy one, just remember, they are a bixxx to work on and work on it, you will.

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    • Thanks Howard. I appreciate the clarification and how to tell if a TR6 has the optional OD.

      • Jpatrix

        Actually the plate is only an indicator. As this car has had a repaint on the rear valance (should be satin black). Maybe the plate did not make it back on. The VIN ending with an O would indicate an OD from factory. That and the OD switch on the turn signal side of the column (L). Then the car had to survive the Trans countershaft bearing wear. I have a TR250 w/OD and a 73 TR6 without but have a spare OD gearbox on the shelf. OD makes them more palatable on the Highway.

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      If it is very original it will have the overdrive insignia, but many cars have been changed or the insignia was lost during painting or for some other reason. I have two tr6’s in the garage now and neither has the insignia but both are overdrive. There is a lever on the steering column that engages it, but I have even seen that moved. Best way to tell if it has overdrive is to look at the transmission.
      Nice car though and peanuts for the price.

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  4. Brian

    8 second 0-60 and 120mph was only the UK spec cars that had 45 more HP than US spec thanks to higher compression and Lucas fuel injection. US cars were more like 10 seconds to 60. Still fun, very torquey and great straight six sound. Love mine.

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  5. Ike Onick

    Looks like they finally got the 5 mph bumper thing squared away.

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