1974 Triumph TR6 (1974)
The Triumph TR6 was the best-selling Triumph in history when production ended in 1976, but was later surpassed by the TR7. More than 94,000 TR6s were built, ninety per cent of them to US specification. The TR6 was a refined sports car. It featured pile carpets on floors and boot (trunk), plush-looking bucket seats, a lovely wooden dashboard and a full complement of instrumentation. In the US, it featured the six-cylinder engine that was carried over from the TR250, while the UK version had a more powerful fuel-injected engine from the TR5 that included the Lucas mechanical fuel injection system. It traces its lineage back to the four-cylinder Triumphs: TR4, TR4A, TR3/TR3A and TR2. This stylish six-cylinder sports car is regarded by some as the last true Triumph.
Finished in Carmine Red with a black vinyl interior, this Californian examples shows just 76,000 miles recorded. In the interests of occupants’ safety the TR6 has been fitted with a roll over bar, but is otherwise standard. This original and straight example is very sensibly priced to be enjoyed and further improved by its next enthusiastic owner.
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- Year: 1974
- First registered: 1974