1972 TRIUMPH TR6 MONGOOSE
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 9,005
- VIN: CC81641U
- Color: Black
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Other Makes
1972 TRIUMPH TR6 MONGOOSE Black with Black interior, Black carpeting and Black convertible top.
This Triumph Hot Rod is on consignment from a good client who felt the need to own something that would corrupt his normal hum drum lifestyle. It has recently been fitted with a brand new transmission and the original underside exhaust has been removed in favor of 1967 Corvette style side pipes. It is now for sale because in his own words “this car will kill me as it is a really sick dragster.”
Its specifications and comments as per its builder Rick Vandenberg…
Engine: Chevy 350 with four-bolt mains, bored and stroked to 405cid. Berg cam. 560HP at the flywheel. Induction: Air Gap intake manifold, and Edelbrock Performer 750 carburetor.
Exhaust: home-made headers into a single 3.5" pipe to behind the axle, into dual stainless mufflers. Electrical: GM HEI ignition, Delco-Remy alternator, Painless wiring harness. Cooling: V8 conversion radiator for a Jeep Wrangler, Corvette water pump, 180 degree thermostat. It'll run 185-190 all day. Transmission: 700R4 4-speed automatic with overdrive. B&M 2400 stall converter. 23 5/8" long driveshaft from A1 Driveshaft. Rear Axle: GM 10-bolt with 4.10:1 ratio. Front Susp.: forged one-piece spindles and hand-made A-arms. Rear Susp.: trailing arm suspension with Triumph springs and Panhard bar. Brakes: GM 13" vented front disc brakes. GM 11.5" vented rear disc brakes. Wheels/Tires: 3-piece Centerline wheels with Mickey Thompson "Sportsman" tires. Gauges: modified Smiths gauges.
Body: a custom driveshaft tunnel has been fabricated from 1/8" steel, and parts of the frame and subframe have been substantially reinforced. The entire firewall and footboxes have been fabricated
Performance: 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. Quarter mile in 10.4 seconds. (Estimated top speed is 194mph at 5800rpm.)
Completed: September 2006. It was about a 4 year, 3 month job. So far, it's been driven about 1100 miles, as of Colorado Conclave 2007 (in September).
As per it's last owner...
Comments: the car is surprisingly well-balanced in cornering. I drive it to work daily and it's very reliable. I'm preparing to spend the winter giving it proper body and paint work. Future plans include a GM 671 supercharger, which will bump it up to nearly 900hp. My wife says: "Not until I get my new living room furniture and drapes!" Rats!!!
Pleeeeeeeze, someone give it a home.!
**This Triumph Mongoose is sold as-is - where is!!!