What to know about when it comes to the Triumph TR6
One of the reasons the Triumph TR6 is so unique is that it had the largest production run of any of the Triumph cars before it. With over 91,000 vehicles, it was one of the more successful options out there. Yet most of these cars were exported and sold out of the manufacturer’s home country in the U.K. Only around 8,000 were sold solely in the U.K.
A long production run
The Triumph TR6 was initially manufactured in 1968, with the release date in 1969. It ran for seven years through 1976. Due to the production of so many cars, there’s still a large and ample supply of spare parts available. This is especially in the U.S. which was also the primary market at the time. This makes it a good option for those that are just starting to get into classic car collecting and refurbishment.
It’s always a good idea to join Triumph clubs as a way to ensure you’ll get the correct type of advice and parts needed. Again since this is a classic car, the maintenance required is in the amateur mechanic category.
A different style
Giovanni Michelotti designed previous Triumph models. However, with the TR6, it took a different approach with the outer frame. It took on a blockier German design by Karmann.
People still class it as a G.T. roadster, but with more defined masculine lines and an overall look that is common with German stylings. It was a more modern style at the time and helped show just how powerful the Triumph TR6 was to its predecessors.
Under the hood of the Triumph TR6
There were only slight differences between those Triumph TR6 models that had shipping to the U.S. and those for the European market. Those for the European market had an irritable Lucas mechanical fuel injection system, whereas the majority of the cars produced for the U.S. market had the carbureted version. This much more reliable option came at the sacrifice of power.
Yet all models had a 2.5-litre six-cylinder engine with a 4-speed manual transmission. As a result, they had one of the fastest accelerations at the time, with the car flying from 0 to 60 in a mere 8.2 seconds.
Pricing of the Triumph TR6
The Triumph TR6, compared to other cars within that period and other Triumph models, is relatively common. This is due to its huge production run and the quality that was behind its manufacturing.
They’re, of course, lower-priced in the States due to a much larger overall inventory. Later models that had the hardtop option and other amenities such as an A.C. and additional trimmings could fetch a higher price, but nothing compared to rarer models.
Yet this is a robust item for any collection and is also one of the easier Triumph models to maintain. This is partly due to being able to reliably find the parts. But also because the Triumph TR6 corrected a lot of mistakes and engineering issues in older models that made it so popular in its heyday and now for those collecting them.