Smitty’s Classics is offering for sale, a classic 1969 Triumph TR6. According to what we have found, there were around 2000 TR6’s imported to the US in 1969, and a small handful are still on the road today. This Triumph has been in the same family since August of 1986. We acquired it in July of this year. The pervious owner kept a very extensive history of maintenance that has been performed on this car and we have invoices dating back to when tires were purchased new in 1986. The paint has a good shine and is still a head turner. The car received new carpet around 2012, and we just installed a new panel and seat cover kit from Moss motors specific to the TR6.
This TR6 is free from rust or any major body damage. Doors, trunk and hood all line up nicely. Doors shut good and solid with no rattles. All the chrome polished up very nice. The convertible top frame is still in great working condition and operates smoothly, however, it will need a new canvas. The Car does come with what appears to be an aftermarket hard top. Although, the fit isn’t perfect, it matches to the Triumph very well.
The motor runs and sounds great. The gear box shifts smooth through all the gears, brakes and clutch all feel great, and the car runs down the road very nicely. According to the paper work, new tires were put on in November of 2011 and according to the previous owner, have very little time on them. He parked the car in early 2012 were it was until I picked it up July of this year. If you are looking for a great example of British motor history, in a fun little package, then this is the car for you.
At Smitty’s Classics, we specialize in pre-1972 muscle and performance cars and provide restoration services for the collector or auto enthusiast. If you have any questions, give us a call at 620-257-6220.
Although most cars require years of collective nostalgic reflection to earn collectible status, the Triumph TR6 was considered a modern classic throughout its entire 1969 to 1976 production run, a distinction that it still holds today. With its timeless styling, sturdy build, throaty six-cylinder power and moderate price tag, the TR6 is a great alternative to an MGC, a 240Z or even a BMW Z3, and it represents a hardy line of mass-produced British sports cars of an era gone by.
Fitting its upscale six-cylinder demeanor, the TR6 had several standard features not common among mass-produced roadsters, including the fully independent suspension, full instrumentation set in a walnut-veneer fascia, leather wraps for the steering wheel and shift knob and adjustable bucket seats; traditional wire wheels and an attractive steel hardtop were optional. Although the 2,473-pound carbureted TR6 was down 40 horsepower from its injected sibling, it still acquitted itself with a 10.7-second 0-60 mph time and a 109-mph top speed, and its throaty exhaust note, and torquey demeanor offered the illusion of great speed.