Post-WWII, Triumph relied on their pre-war models, while the company and country regained a solid economic footing. When more modern designs were introduced, the heart of the cars still beat with only four cylinders. Then in 1967, the company introduced the TR250, a TR5 from the past on the outside, but with a new 6-cylinder engine from the future. A short-lived model before the introduction of the all-new TR6 came in 1969. Designed by Karmann of Osnabruck, the TR6 sported a full-width nose and squared-off tail. Under the skin the chassis remained basically the same as its independently-rear-suspended TR4A ancestor’s while the 2.5-liter Lucas fuel-injected power unit was a derivative of the 2000cc sedan engine. Handling was improved over that of the TR5 courtesy of wider wheels and a front anti-roll bar. Good for 120mph with acceleration to match, it is no wonder the TR6 was one of the company’s most popular cars, remaining in production until 1976
The 1974 Triumph TR6 offered here was liberated from long-term storage after some years in the dry California climate. Pretty much rust-free, the solid car is certainly in need of cosmetic refurbishment but has been quite comprehensively gone-through mechanically. Work carried out includes a twin Weber carb conversion with auxiliary electric fuel pump, new battery, brake master cylinder and inner universal joint on half shaft. The car is fitted with a high-quality rollover bar and is accompanied by a new ignition switch, reconditioned starter and a few other parts. Please note that the car has a cracked windshield. The car is sold on a clean, clear California title. The French blue paint is in need of repair, but the original black interior is in reasonable condition.