My Car Quest

October 1, 2014

Car Of The Day – Classic Car For Sale – 1976 Triumph TR6 Convertible

by Mike –

Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. RM Auctions is auctioning off cars from The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia on February 15 and 16, 2013.

1976 Triumph TR6 Convertible

Triumph TR6 for sale

RM says:

* A great original that was purchased by the museum from its first and only owner

* Pimento Red

* Overdrive transmission

Triumph TR6 for sale

* Factory hard top

* 6,712 miles

* Original invoice from George Byers Volvo-Triumph Inc. in Columbus Ohio, which details its original specifications, including the $225 overdrive, the $265 hard top, and other items that brought the purchase price to $6,858

Triumph TR6 for sale

SPECIFICATIONS
Manufacturer: Triumph Motor Company
Origin: Coventry, England
Production: 94,619
Motor: inline 6-cyl. with OD
Displacement: 2,498 cc
Power: 104 hp
Length: 12 ft. 11.5 in.
Identification No. CF57846U0

Triumph TR6 engine

The estimate is $30,000-$40,000 US, this Triumph TR6 is listed here.

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I bought a new Triumph TR6 in 1974 and I loved that British roadster. I would liked to have had the rare factory hardtop in the Ohio winters where I lived at the time. The overdrive is a great option (I did have that) in addition to the hardtop. These are fun cars but there may not be much appreciation from this estimate because so many were made. I prefer the TR6 without the luggage rack, I think it detracts from the looks and I never had an occasion where I needed one.

This car was sold new in Columbus, Ohio, I lived in Dayton at that time, and I remember going to look at the new 1976 TR6 – the last year for the TR6. The dealer had added a $1,500 mark up to the manufacturers suggested price and I think I remember that brought the price up to $7,500. The dealer in Columbus apparently did not add that extra mark up.

This is a high estimate but with the very low miles, the options, the documentation and essentially one owner this TR6 may be worth this price.

Let us know what you think about this classic Triumph TR6 in the Comments.


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Comments

  1. Bob in Bexley says:

    Mike, it is a small world ! I work at Byers Volvo. Of course the Triumphs are all gone, all gone except the close to new TR-6 that sits over in the imports building. Volvo is in a stand alone building that many years ago was Capitol Porsche. Small world.
    Bob Schneider.

    • Bob,

      Yes, a small world – I suspect you did not work at Byers Volvo in 1976.

      Tell us more about the “close to new TR-6 that sits over in the imports building”.

  2. You really have to wonder why someone goes out and buys a TR6 and then never uses it. The unfortunate thing is, the car will most probably never get used as God intended. There’s something a little sad in that.

    • Sad, indeed. The new owner will do one of two things with this car either not drive it because it will diminish the value or the new owner could treat it like buying a near new 1976 TR6 classic and drive it!

  3. Bob in Bexley says:

    I’ve wondered about that one for some time, mostly in passing by/walking by. Interesting thing about working with unique cars is one can become immune to the new car look. I get some time here shortly I wander over that way & ask a question or 2.

  4. And take a picture or two and send to me.

  5. hummingbird says:

    Mike, your canary yellow TR6 was quite a fun car to ride in! I remember it very well indeed.

  6. The TR6 is a nice car and I like it, but I would prefer definitely a EU specs car fitted with fuel injection engine (150 hp) and smaller bumpers.

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