Exemplary 1972 Triumph TR6 w/ Overdrive
Price: US $29,500.00 Item location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: TR-6
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 63,104
- VIN: CC79999U
- Color: Sienna Classic Original Color
- Engine size: OHV 2498 cc
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 speed manual with A-type overdrive
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: New Tan
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Triumph TR-6This 1972 Triumph TR6 is the result of extensive restoration and three years of fixing problems and making improvements. When I bought the TR6 in April of 2013, restoration was approximately 70% complete. Little did I know that ment I had 95% of the work still left to do. During the sorting out and improvement phase, I drove the car 3000 miles over the last three years.
Why am I selling this car? I have three British Sports Cars, one too many for my spouse. One of them has to go to keep the peace at home. I decided to put the TR6 up for sale, it's worth more than my MGB and 2000 Jaguar S-Type put together.
I bought the car from a retired Doctor. He and his team had accomplished much of the heavy lifting including body and paint, engine rebuild, pistons, main bearings, pushrods, stainless steel valves and cam. He also added a gearbox with an A-type overdrive, shortened driveshaft, new rear axle assemblies, and a differential from British Miles of Pennsylvania. It also appeares to have a new or refurbished fuel tank, as well as, many other numerous items. He said that there was about $25,000 in new parts and labor. After loading my Toyota Tundra with the TR6, and piles of new parts, I believed him. In addition to the TR6, we filled the truck bed and the king cab with almost endless bits and pieces of new stuff. No actual receipts were provided other than a clear title of ownership which is in my name.
I first saw the car at a paint shop in downtown Albuquerque. This shop is known for its high-end work (Ferrari's and other exotic cars). The shop owner told my spouse that the paint and body work alone cost about $10,000. The paint is beautiful, not perfect, but almost (see photos).
This frame-off rust free restoration includes; engine, transmission, overdrive, power train, electrical, interior, body and paint. Systems and components have been verified and tested. The descriptions provided below state the main accomplishments performed in my garage and at two British Car Specialists Garages in Albuquerque.
In addition to the engine rebuild, there is performance head work; blue printing, combustion chamber matching and polishing (per "Kas" Kastner's, Competition Preperation Manual), new valves, springs and guides. The new upgraded cam is from British Parts Northwest (BP270). There was extensive Dyno tuning with the advantage of using Multi Spark Distribution, coil/wires (MSD Digital 6AL) and new alternator. There is a Falcon stainless steel exhaust system for improved breathing and, 32/36 DGV Weber Carburetors for increased reliability. It also has a rebuilt Pertronix distributor with vacuum advance. Like most British Sports Cars, we have a drip pan in our garage. The car has a new Moss Motors supplied radiator (#850-040). This TR also has a new Italian, AC type fuel pump sold by The Roadster Factory.
The gearbox and A-type overdrive were rebuilt in Febuary 2016. This work required two gearboxes to make one, many new parts, gears, bearings and thrust washers, gearbox cover (polyethylene), etc., (thanks to Moss Motors). It has a new clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, and double pinned clutch fork assembly (for added strength) per "Buckeye Triumph" instructions. There is slight shifter rattle during hard acceleration; sounds racey to me. The gearbox is smooth shifting in all gears and overdrive at a pricey cost of almost $4,000.
The refreshed suspension includes front and rear brakes, servo unit, stainless steel brake hoses, rear shock conversion, springs, adjustable trailing arm brackets (facilitates camber), new rubber and slightly noisy urethane differential mounts. Steering rack mount conversion provides added steering strength. Caster, camber and toe-in were all meticulously dialed-in at the suspension shop. This TR6 meets Triumph suspension specifications (no damn "squat" on this TR).
Paint and Body work included frame-off body and paint, Sienna (original color of the car; code 23), new windscreen, surround parts and moldings. The car has new stainless steel bumpers front and rear, all new headlamp assemblies, driving and marker lamps, door and lock fittings, bullet mirrors, bonnet latch and spring, and an emergency hood latch kit. This is topped off with Coker Redline tires.
Interior work was expensive and labor intensive including, new top, tonneau, and a Tourist Trophy steering wheel with Triumph "Bookcase" logo adapter hub, re-upholstered seats, carpets, under felt, and panel kit. The new dashboard sports functioning oil, temperature, amps and fuel gauges. The speedometer and tachometer were calibrated and are functional. There is a new dash top, ash tray, crash pads, dash side pads, rear view mirror, visors, interior lamp, medallion seat belts, boot kit, and RetroSound Zuma radio.
Upon request, all available documentation; receipts, owners and shop manuals will be provided.
If you're looking to buy an exceptional sports car, that cost around $45,000 to build, this award winning 1972 Triumph TR6 is for you. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.