1972 Triumph TR6 PI
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The TR6 looked like a new car when it came out, but it was really a very clever facelift of the TR5.
It was a sports car in the most classical sense. Faster than an MGB, cheaper than a Corvette, and devilishly handsome - the TR6 found many willing buyers during its production run from 1968 to 1976.
They made over 90,000 TR6s in all, a healthy number for a two-seat sportster back then. It was in a class of its own in the 1970s. Almost 50 years on, and it still has few competitors that can offer so much classic car for the money.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Seven owners – One owner for 26 years
- Very nice usable classic that goes extremely well. The car that the clichéd term ‘last of the hairy-chested British sports cars’ was perhaps designed for, the TR6 has been a firm favourite for over 50 years.
- The TR6 cabin experience is a snug one, particularly for six-footers, who may prefer a smaller diameter or dished steering wheel to feel more comfortable. Once you’ve settled in though, the controls fall readily enough to hand. The gearbox requires a firm touch, particularly when cold, but offers a change that is both positive and rewarding. Slotting home gears are a pleasure, especially when you make full use of the torque offered up by the sonorous straight-six engine – it’s worth holding off the changes a little longer, better to enjoy the delicious, rasping exhaust note.
- This is a car with masses of grunt and an invigorating driving experience. Standard brakes are more than up to the task, while the independent rear suspension provides much more composed handling compared to earlier TRs equipped with live axles.
- This car is in very good condition throughout.
- Nice paint, straight clean body, good interior.
- Solid and beautiful to drive – goes like a TR6 should.
The Triumph TR6 ranks as one of the most popular British sports cars ever made.
Introduced in 1968 for the 1969 model year, it came complete with fuel-injected, six-cylinder engine mounted to an IRS chassis. Regular coachbuilder Giovanni Michelotti was unavailable, so German firm Karmann stepped up to the plate instead, producing a sharp redesign, but still utilising the same body tub.
The TR6 is a relatively easy classic car to own with simple mechanical underpinnings, that do not require costly maintenance. The supply of parts at reasonable prices is also superb and on a sunny day, on a twisting A-road, you’ll struggle to beat a good TR6 for driving satisfaction.
If you are looking ahead to the summer with open-top motoring in mind, you’d do well to consider a TR6. The bare facts make a lot of sense – superb back-up from both clubs and specialists, allied to a relatively high number of cars available mean you won’t go far wrong, providing you buy a good one in the first place.
For the more hard-nosed buyer, a decent TR6 will make a good investment too – the rarity and desirability of the preceding TR5 has seen prices of that model skyrocket in recent years. A knock-on effect being that the TR6 is following suit as people cotton onto the fact they are pretty much the same car underneath. Prices are nowhere near ‘5 levels yet, but have certainly strengthened over the last few years, and are sure to continue rising.
This is a classic that was a lot of car in the beginning and a lot more car today and getting in now should prove a shrewd investment.
Inspections welcome and won't disappoint.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
Transport / Shipping can be organised on Buyer's behalf at Buyer's cost.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
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Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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