Triumph TR6 1973 Very Solid !
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: TR-6
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 54,933
- VIN: CF969U
- Color: Brown
- Engine size: 6 Cyl
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: 4 Speed Non Overdrive
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Brown
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Triumph TR-6
Up foryour considerationisa 1973Triumph TR6that is 90 - 95% rust free.This carhas spent at least the past 6 years storedindoors out of the weather and has survived time in outstanding condition.
As you will see in the photos, this car is extremely solid!
The only areas ofrust are a few small spotson the rocker panels, and one small spot on the lower area of the right rear fender down between the wheel opening andthe door.
The paint appears to be the original lacquer which is cracked on the hood, deck lid, andupper areas of the fenders thatwould be exposed to the sun.
When I intercepted this car the left rear fender and bumpers were missing. Though I don't have a set of bumpersnor a steel fender to put on it, I did have a fiberglass unit to fill the void. So, I hit it with some brown paint and improved its appearance. The rest of the car is all solid British Leyland steel.
As for the engine. The stock2.5 6 cylinder runs good and holds roughly 20 psi. oil pressure at operating temperature. It could use a bit of tuning as it is running a bit rich. It doesn't smoke, knock or have any unwanted noises. As for leaks, it does have some seepage as it has been setting for numerous years.
The 4 speed NON OVERDRIVE shifts smoothly and operates as it should.
Rear differential:The final drive systemoperates quiet and the rear axles do not offer up any unwanted noise.
Front Suspension. The front shocks and upper ball joints are in excellent condition. It appears that the previous owner replaced the shocks and upper ball joints. The tie rod ends are tight and appear to be in good condition.The lower trunion bushings however do need replacing. There is a bit of a sag in the right front and the front springs may need replacing. However, thatcould possiblychange with the replacement of the trunion bushings along witha much needed alignment.
Rear suspension: The rear shocks are not leaking and with a basic "bounce test", they feel stiff as though they are doing their job.
Frame: The frame on this car is very solid as well ! I checked all the common problem areas and everything is in very good condition.
Electrical / lighting: The alternator is charging the battery as it should. The side marker lights, tail lights, turn signals, brake lights, dash lightsand reverse lights work as they should.
Thoughthe headlights are working, they are not operating as they are supposed to. The high low switch isn't working.
Gauges: The oil pressure and volt meter work fine, the fuel and temperature gauge are not working. The speedometer which reads 50,898 miles,and tach are both in operating order.
I could not test the wipers as the car didn't come with a switch, and I do not have a replacement.
Interior: As you can see in the photos the dash pad is missing. Anew aftermarketpad is included in this sale.
As you will see in the photos, the seat covers are in excellent condition but the padding is shot! The carpet is all there but has discolored over time. The clear on the dash is peeling, but the laminate doesn'tshow to be separating.
The seat tracks move forward and backfreely, andthe seats recline forward and back as they should. The transmission tunnel has a hole up near the fire wall down at the starter area. This may be able to be repaired with fiberglass resin and cloth.
The rear trim in the interior is in very nice condition.
Another plus is that although this car has been setting for many of years, I have not found any indication of mice. The car smells like the inside of a TR6 is supposed to.
Tires & Wheels: The tires are Dunlop Questor 205 75 R 15s which are in excellent condition with roughly 60 - 70% tread. They show no sign or weather cracking or any other negative characteristics.
The trim rings are ingood condition as are the center caps. There is a bad spot on the left front center cap, however the other three are very nice.The chrome on the lug nuts is in very good condition with no chips or peeling.
The top frame operates freely to raise and lower the top. There is a small hole on the left side approximately 1/4" and another smaller hole about the size of the head of a pin at the front in the center. All the windows are clear and the back window zips and un zips as it should.
The windshield and door glass is in excellent condition. There areno cracks or wiper blade scratches, andthe door glass is good as well, they roll up and down easily.
Brakes and hydraulics: The front pads are 60 - 75%. The left front brake has a squeal when the brakes get hot. The rear shoes are approx. 50%. There are no leaks in the hydraulic system.
The exhaust system though not factory, is in excellent condition from front to rear.
Included with this sale is a pair of aftermarket mirrors for the doors, the aforementioned dash pad, and atune up kit including a set of plug wires.
Being this car has been stored away for an unknown amount of time, I would highly recommend that prior to considering this car ready to drive- that one would give it a tune up and an overall once over to assure that it meets YOUR standards.
This car is being sold AS ISandNO WARRANTY isexpressed or implied!
I have tried to describe this car as accurate as possible. If there is anything that I haven't covered, or if you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.
Adeposit of $500.00 via. Pay pal is required within 24 hrs. of end of sale and full payment within 7 days.
Full payment must be received and / or cleared prior to release of car or title.
If paying upon pickup, only cash will be accepted. No personal checks - bank checks - cashier checks or checks of any kind will be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS !!!
This car is located on the South side of Des Moines Iowa in the airport area. My schedule is flexible andI can be available for pickup at most any timeno earlier than 9:00 AM and no later than 7:00 PM.
Buyer is responsible for all transportation arrangements. If sending a transport,your transport company must contact meat least 2 days prior to pick up date to make arrangements.
Thanks for looking!
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