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
* A great original that was purchased by the museum from its first and only owner
* Pimento Red
* Overdrive transmission
* 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
Manufacturer: Triumph Motor Company
Origin: Coventry, England
Motor: inline 6-cyl. with OD
Displacement: 2,498 cc
Power: 104 hp
Length: 12 ft. 11.5 in.
Identification No. CF57846U0
The estimate is $30,000-$40,000 US, this Triumph TR6 is listed here.
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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