Driving this 1976 TR6 is like a blast from the past. But my clique were members of the MGB club. I always wanted a Triumph or the Austin Healey. They always seemed out-of-reach, whether it was the Spitfire or the TR6. Yes, I became of age in the 70s and what incredible cars we had to drive back then. Between the Porsches, the Fiats,the Alphas, the English cars attracted us baby boomers. Their NonTeutonic and just plain fun factor gave myself and my peers the incredible opportunity of really driving! We were never being distracted by text messages, phone messages ,navigation gibberish, satellite radio and cup holders. No, all we could do, was drive. Experience driving. Experience shifting into gear and to feel the clutch, to move from 1st gear, to 2nd gear then to 3rd ...or not. To really feel the handling how these British cars hug the road as your ass is practically dragging on it!
Serial number CF55486UO- The brakes feel good- front disc rear drums .You really got to know your car, especially the brakes . Back then, one needed to how to know to pulse the brakes if you had to come to a hard stop... there was no such thing as ABS . Or you may need to downshift with that transmission if you didn't have any brakes LOL. So taking this 1976 Inca yellow , (one of the 3 yellows made that year for the TR6), was a trip back to my car roots. The car was repainted in 2010 its original color as the code 94 states on the commission plate on the driver's door . The black interior vinyl is in very good condition, no rips or tears. The manual 4-speed transmission has the optional overdrive which I was too chicken to try out . This car shifts the way you imagined it should shift. The clutch feels great, the handling is responsive, though there is no power steering. You can get a upper arm work-out in the parking lot . Because the carbs were recently adjusted ,this car just purrs along
(please watch the video). A compression test yields it's in good condition for engine #CF45895UE showing only 32,468 miles. Cylinder 1 through 3 -150 psi, cylinder 4- 135, 5- 1:40 and 6- 135. I believe the horsepower is 104 .
It appears to have the original engine in it. The current seller states that about 20 years ago he had the head redone, new rings, new rods, new bearings . Though the odometer is showing 32,468 , it is exempt due to its age. The seller went to upgrade the title moving from Delaware to Pennsylvania and the clean PA title has the even number of 35,000. Regardless, its exempt.
1976 was the last year for the Triumph TR6 first production in 1969 with its predecessor being the TR250. I imagine people are going to complain about the big rubber bumper stops required in that year for our safety standards. But it is what it is and was in 1976 ! I wouldn't change it for anything.
I do have a question for our viewers . Why is the rear panel black on some of these and not on others? Now ,I understand it was painted black to hide the exhaust discoloration. But if that is true, why don't Mercedes Benz diesels paint their cars black on the rear end?
The vinyl soft top and plastic rear window are in excellent shape and in like new condition. It is missing a spare and jack and there's no tool kit. Nor are there any manuals or papers. This car was owned by the current owner for 25 years. Purchased when his TR6 needed so much work he saw this at British Racing Green and bought it. We can bank finance and we can take trades . The car is being sold as is. Please call Suzanne 610-444-2222 www.bavarianmotorsport.com