INSANELY LOW ACTUAL MILE: 12,368, PRESERVED SURVIVOR, WELL-MAINTAINED, RARE FIND
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: TR6
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 12,368
- VIN: CF50890U
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 2.5 Liter I6
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Other
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1976 Triumph TR6
With a burly six-cylinder engine inside a timelessly styled 2-seat roadster body, the Triumph TR6 was one of the last great traditional British roadsters. This low-mileage 1976 Triumph TR6 runs every bit as good as it looks, and there's something special about the way the English build cars, which are all about the total experience not just raw numbers in a magazine's spec box.
Although this is a survivor in the strictest sense and still wears its original code 73 Maple Brown paint, the finish is still deep and lustrous. Thanks to more than 30 years of dry storage in Florida, it's an incredible original car that's almost totally untouched, and yes, the mileage of 12,368 is authentic. It's incredibly unusual to find an untouched TR6 like this, as most were used up and thrown away or have been recently restored as values head upward. Sure, there are some signs of use and age, but you can't deny that this is a great-looking roadster. The chrome and rubber bumpers are in excellent shape and it still sports a correct satin black tail panel. In short, this is a car you will be proud to drive and it's an absolute blast on the open road.
Inside, there's no mistaking that the British crafted the tan vinyl interior. With a real wood dashboard full of original Smiths gauges, it definitely has an Old World feel. The seats have their original seat covers that are in spectacular shape thanks to fresh foam underneath that ensures they're still comfortable. The carpets have been replaced, the door panels are in good order, and everything is just about the way you'd expect it to be on a low-mileage original car like this. There is an aftermarket wood-rimmed wheel that has probably been in place since it was new, but the original wheel is in the trunk if you want to go back. A period AM/FM/cassette radio still works properly and even the heater puts out some decent BTUs. In back, there's even a useful trunk that's just right for a weekend getaway. You know the top is original by the gray strip around the perimeter and it fits beautifully with only a little bit of shrinkage around the window openings. Nice!
Mechanically, it's powered by a relatively large 2.5-liter inline-six, which provides plenty of power for the featherweight car. Torque is impressive, especially down low, and it's obvious that the car was tuned with American enthusiasts in mind. Horsepower is a claimed 125, but in a car that weighs barely 2500 pounds, it feels like a lot more. Thanks to a pair of side-draft carburetors and a dual exhaust system, it makes wonderful roadster sounds, and you'll be downshifting just for the sheer joy of listening to the engine. The engine bay is tidy, as you'd expect for a car with so few miles, but you won't hesitate to hit the road on the next sunny summer day. A 4-speed manual transmission is the perfect dance partner, and the independent suspension is surprisingly supple on the road, making this a car that will tour long distances and still entertain you on a curving mountain road. Adding to the car's aggressive appearance are original 15-inch wheels wearing fresh 205/70/15 redline radials that look just right.
There's a reason roadsters like this were so popular for decades. With great performance, wonderful character, and unique looks, this TR6 has all the right ingredients. Add in the low mileage and exceptional preservation, this is a very rare find that can still be used as intended. Call today!