NO RESERVE 1970 Triumph TR6 Convertible

The Triumph TR6 was introduced in 1969 as the successor to the TR5, with a Karmann-styled body, more trunk storage, wider wheels, and a standard front anti-roll bar. This 1970 example is finished in Damson Red over a black interior and was acquired by the seller in 2020 from its second owner out of Central Pennsylvania who had the car since 1996. Upon purchasing this TR6, the seller had the vehicle inspected by a Triumph/MG specialist and during the course of their ownership, replaced the clutch, slave cylinder, transmission seals, differential mounts, head gasket, rebuilt the transmission linkage, and mounted new tires. Modifications include a front bumper delete with fog lamps, recovered Mazda Miata seats in black vinyl, a later model front air dam, a TR4-style “Surrey” rear windscreen and soft top, a Richard Good GP3 camshaft, MCHH 45 side-draft Webers carburetors, a Retrosound radio, an upgraded radio aerial, a boot-mounted luggage rack, an upgraded radiator fan, a battery cut-off switch, LED instrument lighting, and more.

The exterior is finished in Damson Red (17) with a white TR4-style “Surrey” soft top and windscreen from Rimmer Bros. Exterior features include a later-model front air dam and fog lights which have replaced the original front bumper, a chrome rear bumper, a boot-mounted luggage rack, TR6 quarter panel badging, a Monza-style fuel filler, and a dual-tipped exhaust outlet. The seller reports areas of the vehicle appear to have been touched up and notes a ding on the driver’s side front fender, a scuff on the rear deck near the driver’s side B-pillar, and a paint chip on the edge of the trunk lid. Detailed images are provided in the gallery. The 15” steel wheels wear aluminum trim rings and were mounted with Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires in 2021.

The interior features two Mazda Miata seats which have been recovered in black vinyl and paired with new matching door panels and carpeting. Modifications include a Retrosound radio with Sony speakers, a new relocated to the dashboard, a gooseneck phone holder, LED lighting behind the instrument panel, and a battery cut-off switch. The seller reports an issue with the voltage stabilizer resulting in limited movement of the fuel and temperature gauges as well as some sun fade to the wood dash panel and a missing escutcheon for the hazards lamp.

The Triumph TR6 is powered by a 2.5L straight-six producing up to 104 HP and 143 lb.-ft of torque, sent to the rear wheels by a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller reports the engine has been fitted with a Richard Good GP3 race camshaft and 45 MCHH side-draft Weber carburetors that were installed under previous ownership. Under the seller’s care, the head gasket, oil filter, fuel filter, and associated seals were replaced, as well as the clutch, clutch hoses, slave cylinder, transmission seals, and a new fiberglass transmission tunnel. The transmission linkage was rebuilt, along with the repair of a bent shift fork, the starter was refurbished, a new battery was installed, fluid was drained and replaced for the clutch and braking systems, and a new heater valved was fitted. The seller recommends tuning the carburetors and refreshing the suspension for optimal performance.

This sale will include a transferrable registration, owner’s manuals, a full-sized spare, a jack, a lug wrench, boxes of extra parts, air cleaners for carburetors, and extra fluids.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $6,500
  • Auction End: 2022-08-08 19:10:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 2
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Comments (13)

  • GSuttles (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Nicely bought $$ daily driver, it has all the basics, nothing that can't be refurbished and made into the owner's personal vehicle. the Surrey top is a definite plus -- those can run a couple thousand alone.

  • MGHENDE 1 week, 2 daysago

    Sold for $6,500

  • awcheesman (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @mosin50 I'm 6'1"! No issues so far with snugness, and I don't believe I have the seat fully pushed back or reclined.

  • mosin50 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    may I ask how tall you are? I am 6 3 and wondering if the driver's sear would be snug. thanks.

  • awcheesman (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @awcheesman Getting into the final hours here - I'm on hand to provide more info.

    Just realized the underside images hadn't been uploaded yet. No rust in the floors, frame, or t-shirt area, as you can see. A touch of surface rust at the leading edge of the driver floor panel, but compare to images 77-81, from inside during the interior replacement process. Solid!

  • awcheesman (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • MGHENDE 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • tdskip 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,999

  • awcheesman (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @awcheesman 2 photos of the battery box added. There's a rubber pad between the battery and the body; under that there's a small area which looks to have some surface rust which was covered with a different, smaller rubber pad in a preventative measure at some point in the past

  • awcheesman (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • awcheesman (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @delanodp Thanks - agreed :)

    No aluminum hard-top; this is a fiberglass backlight. You could fit an aluminum (or fiberglass) center section to it if you wanted, but I've stuck with the ragtop for now.

    Air cleaners came in a bag when I bought the car; never got around to installing them. They're still in a bag in the boot.

    Battery box looked good when I replaced the battery 14 months ago; should be able to get a photo of it though - let me come back on that.

  • delanodp 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    I like the surrey top on the TR6. Do you have the aluminum hard-top section? No air filters? How's the battery box looking?

  • awcheesman (seller) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Hi all, seller here. Happy to answer your questions. This is a fun car with some desirable upgrades that will make a great driver.

    I bought this TR6 in 2020 from its second owner. It was aesthetically tired but mechanically strong. Since then I've refreshed the look and feel (short of a frame-off resto, of course) and driven the car extensively around the NYC area. I have more photos and videos - undercarriage, documentation, suspension, etc. - just let me know what's helpful.

    Selling b/c I decided that something a little newer (a 90's TVR) fits my use a bit better, and I only have one garage spot in NYC...

    Thanks for reading, thanks for checking out the car

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NO RESERVE 1970 Triumph TR6 Convertible
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