1975 Triumph TR6 Convertible
This 1975 Triumph TR6 factory is maple brown with black trim, black convertible top. This is a very well preserved car in appearance and in driving condition. This TR6 has been recently serviced including a rebuilt front end with alignment, new red line tires on factory rally wheels. Features a 6 cylinder engine with dual Stromberg carbs mated to a 4 speed manual gear box. The Triumph TR6 has plenty for sporting drivers to love, particularly Americans " and it sold in far higher numbers than its predecessors. Today, it's more affordable than any of the earlier TR Tweedsters, and it provides the hairshirt heritage in a package that's easier to own.
In essence, the TR6, with its appeal and crisp -la-mode styling, was the final flourish of the stout true-Brit TR tradition. At the Triumph TR6's 1969 launch, The Autocar presciently declared it 'the last of the real sports cars'. And it really was on its own, for there was literally nothing to compare with it in its price-performance class. Indeed, the most valid comparisons are with its Triumph ancestors, for it was the last of an evolutionary line of seat-of-the-pants TRs.
The TR6 evolved by route of the Michelotti-styled TR4, and the TR4A's independent rear suspension, then taking over the short-lived TR5/TR250's smooth fuel-injected 2.5-litre six. It all sat in a hull reworked on a tight budget by Karmann, with an effective nose and tail face-lift; the centre section was unchanged.
The TR6 isn't the finest-handling sports car of its era, but many claim that it's faster than an E-type on the wiggly bits. There's also an elephant in the room in the form of the mechanical fuel-injection, which is prone to fuel vapourisation on a warm day, but that's all part of the experience (and easily fixable these days, anyway). Just ensure you have a wicker picnic hamper so you can make out you intended to pull over while you wait for the pump to cool. A useful expedient is to make sure you keep the tank at least half full, which keeps the fuel reasonably cool.