Stored Since 1991: 1976 Triumph TR6

 

Bidding ends soon for this 1976 Triumph TR6 that the seller claims has been kept in climate-controlled storage since 1991. Despite residing in Massachusetts, the seller claims there is no serious rust or rot to be found. The rare hardtop option really transforms the look of the TR6, as factory hardtops have a tendency of making convertibles look far more purposeful. The listing reads as if the seller grabbed this car as a project, but has since decided not to pursue working on it. The next owner will have to have a key made, as the TR6 doesn’t have one at the moment. There is evidence of the frame having been previously welded, so it’s likely had rust issues in the past. Find the TR6 here on eBay with no reserve and bidding just over $2,600.

In reading the description, it sounds as if the seller knew the previous owner he purchased the TR6 from. While he has not been able to get it to run in the year he’s owned it, there is apparently video evidence available of the car running. The overall condition of the TR6 suggests it was loved at one point, even if the paint has lost some of its luster. The huge overriders on the bumpers were a staple of domestic safety culture at the time, which believed that adding these ugly bumperettes to the stock assemblies would have a dramatic increase on saving lives. News flash: so does looking both ways when you cross the street.

The TR6 will come with a clean Massachusetts titles in the previous owner’s name. The interior is tired but not past the point of saving, and certainly not so bad that you can’t use it as-is while replacement buckets are located or you’re saving pennies for a proper upholstery job. Additional interior photos reveal that the wood dash fascia is pretty tired, a common fault for non-restored TR6s like this one. Still, it’s something you can live with for the time being. The underbody shots the seller includes reveals an incredibly clean and dry chassis, so despite the frame repair, there’s plenty of evidence the Triumph didn’t see much wintertime use.

It’d be helpful to have more context as to why video exists of the TR6 running but the seller hasn’t been able to repeat the feat in the present day. The engine bay certainly looks a touch neglected, but that could also be from being parked in 1991 and forgotten. Then again, given the fragility of vintage British sheetmetal, perhaps it’s a good thing this hardtop-equipped TR6 wasn’t subjected to regular, year-round use in New England. The seller notes the TR6 will come with an assortment of British motoring literature, stacks of receipts, spare interior parts, and an extra windshield. At the current bid, this looks like a steal.

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Comments

  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    Termites eat up the prior comments?

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  2. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    What did i miss Bob? Enjoy your comments. Ended:May 21, 2020 , 7:55AM
    Winning bid:US $2,801.00
    [ 23 bids ]

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  3. bobhess bobhess Member

    Good price for that one. Lots of room to make a nice car out of it.

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  4. DayDreamBeliever Member

    I have never seen this in an eBay auction before:

    “This listing was ended by the seller because the item was sold.”

    The world brings unexpected things along everyday…….

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