1973 Triumph TR6
- Yellow over Black
- 2.5L Inline 6
- 4 Speed Manual
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"The TR6 is not just a great car, but a sound investment...." –petrolicious
The U.K. publication, Classic Motoring, explained the success of the TR6 model with typical British to-the-point directness: "The TR6 was in a class of its own in the 1970s. A quarter of a century on, it still has few competitors that can offer so much and for such a modest price." The magazine went on to describe exactly how the TR6 delivered that "in a class of its own" experience.
On power: "US-spec cars are good for 109mph and the 0-60 mph sprint in 10.7seconds, all the while returning a respectable enough 25mpg."
On comfort: "The TR6 cabin was built for two people to travel in fair comfort. There is plenty of elbow room, a convenient luggage space behind the seats, and room for lanky legs to stretch, although gearbox intrusion does make the footwells somewhat narrow. The fixtures and fittings are not quite opulent, but they do have a fair sense of luxury about them. They are traditional too with the dash layout with the large rev counter and speedo dead ahead with minor gauges mounted centrally harping right back to the TR2. The seats are comfortable and durable...."
On ride and handling: "The ride is sportscar firm, which will feel harsh compared to a modern family hack (sedan) but never comes close to threatening your fillings. The front anti-roll bar helps make the handling more predictable, but the tail can still get skittish, wet or dry. The good news is that feedback from the road to the driver is excellent, so hustling a TR6 becomes a test of driver skill and control rather than a lottery."
And finally, on the overall ownership experience: "...a TR6 is a relatively easy car to own, with simple mechanical underpinnings that lend themselves to DIY maintenance."
Offered here in yellow-over-black under a black soft top is a pristine, low-mileage 1973 TR6. Built by British-Leyland in Coventry, England in May of 1973, the car has traveled 47,822 miles since new, fewer than 1,000 miles per-year on average since new. As you'd expect with such limited use, the car's condition overall is excellent.
Outside, the factory-applied yellow paint retains its high gloss and even, original finish. A twin paint stripe graces the car's flanks. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Windshield and headlight glass is undamaged, stainless-steel wheel trim rings are unmarred, chrome bumpers and quad exhaust outlets show no damage, and all emblems are correct and in place. The black soft top is undamaged, and, with the rear blacked-out body panel, nicely complements the yellow body paint. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and unmarred. Panasport-style, 15-inch U.K.-manufactured alloy wheels are mounted with Dunlop® SP Sport 185/85 tires.
Inside, the so-very-British solid wood dash shows very well. All original Smiths® instruments feature clear lenses and crisp lettering. A riveted-wood-rim, brushed-metal-trimmed LaCarrara®-branded, 3-spoke steering wheel is an upgrade. The factory radio has been replaced with an upgraded Sony® audio head unit. Ventilated black seat upholstery shows no tears or other damage. Door trim panels are in excellent condition as is black cabin carpeting. The wood knob for the floor-mounted 4-speed manual transmission shifter features a bright blue Triumph-logo insert.
Under the hood, the engine bay is clean, tidy, and properly ordered. The 2.5-liter inline 6-cylinder Triumph engine with its dual side-mounted carburetors appears complete and well-maintained. Viewed from below, the chassis is straight, complete and undamaged. The dual-exhaust system with 4-outlet tips is a visual focal point. Only minimal surface rust is present on some untreated metal.
While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '73 TR6 in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Virtually every automobile enthusiast, whatever their individual brand preference, will agree there's just something special about British sports cars. This yellow TR6 awaits its next owner to demonstrate the truth of that out on the road, ideally a nice twisty road in the fall of the year.