by Mike –
Previously we have featured the Porsche 928, the Datsun 510 Sedan, the Jensen Interceptor, the Volvo 1800 series and the Studebaker Avanti as examples of collector cars that can be had for less than $50,000 USD.
Today it is the British made Triumph TR6.
The Triumph TR6 was produced between 1969 and 1976 in England with most of the cars being sold in the United States.
The engine is an inline 6-cylinder with 2.5 liter displacement and the transmission is a 4-speed manual with an optional and desirable overdrive.
I bought a new yellow TR6 in 1974, pictured below. It is one of the few cars from my past that I wish I still owned.
The German company, Karmann was involved in the design which features a Kamm tail. The TR6 also has 15 inch wheels which were large for a small sports car at the time. Today wheels have grown out of proportion to many of they cars they sit under. The Triumph TR6 wheels made the car look extra special compared to other cars of the day.
The TR6 has disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear. For the US market it was carbureted and Lucas mechanical fuel injection was used for the other markets.
The only real complaint I had was the difficulty of putting the top up and down. It required getting out of the car and walking around it to snap three snaps on each side to help hold the top down. There was a rare metal removable hard top option.
It is not very fast in a straight line but a lot of fun on winding roads.
Number made: 94,619
Hagerty Price Guide value for a condition 2 example: $21,200 to $22,200
Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide median price: ’69-’74 – $12,100; ’75-’76 – $18,900
From Jim Palam – here are a couple of shots of my ’74 TR6 with Overdrive.
From, Wayne Watkins
Some pics of my TR3A now in Sydney.
Pic 1 & 2 at Sydney Motor Sport Park.
Pic 3 at Parramatta Park Donald Healey’s birthday June (middle of winter).
Pic 4 engine.
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