Triumph TR6 Dark Red Moto-Lita Steering Wheel Good Condition (1970)
The once great English brand Triumph had everything in the 70s – tradition, beautiful roadsters, a good reputation. There was only one thing the company did not have: money. Especially not under the reign of BLMC (British Leyland Motor Corporation). The multinational put all its attention into trying not to cannibalize each other and forgot that tradition cannot be replaced by anything. Triumph initially made the most of it, namely the TR6. It was based on the TR4 drawn by Michelotti, and in the end it was only a matter of smoothing and modernizing the body, which Karmann did in terms of production for Triumph. The TR6 received the 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine from the hermaphrodite TR5, which had the shape of the TR4, but was equipped with six-cylinder.
A Triumph TR6 from 1970 can now be purchased in this auction: this is a FIRST delivery in the USA, which was first registered in December 1970. In 2009, this TR6 with the chassis number CC52804L0 was finally imported to Denmark with a mileage of 62,000 miles, where a single Danish owner kept it to this day. The seller is no longer aware of how many holders the Triumph has in total – a history can be traced approximately by partially available invoices and former test reports. 1 key set for the vehicle is included, Danish papers for the car are currently available and the Danish TÜV runs until April 2025. Matching numbers are given according to the seller.
Some time ago, this triumph was painted: The entire paint dress of the roadster came completely in the color red. Visually, this TR6 impresses with its consistently good state of preservation, according to the current owner, no traces of accidents or rust repairs can be mentioned – the body is in damage-free condition. All chrome elements such as the bumpers on the car are also preserved in good condition. The seller informs that the roadster will be handed over with a new soft top. Modifications deviating from the original condition are apparently not to be mentioned in the area of the exterior.
Bravuris tyres, which were installed in 2020, are preserved with sufficient profile and are mounted on chrome aluminium rims. The rims can also be taken from a good condition. Furthermore, the brake system is in a safe condition and no deficits can be detected in the area of the chassis.
Black leather can be found in the interior of the Triumph: except for slight patina in the interior, no complaint can be made that could affect the authentically good condition of the TR6. The trunk is also in an acceptable condition. The rider reaches for a perforated three-spoke wooden steering wheel from Moto-Lita. The function of the soft top is flawless – it can be easily opened and locked again. In addition to the sports steering wheel, the equipment in the Triumph also includes ventilation and contemporary radio.
The dashboard is made of wood, which is beautifully integrated into the interior. The speedometer, which is five-digit in the Triumph, can read 98,330 kilometers – according to the current owner, this mileage can be almost traced by invoices and previous receipts. All instruments and displays in the interior are full of function.
In the engine compartment is the 2.5-liter in-line six-cylinder, which does not have an injection system, but has double carburetors due to the exhaust gas regulations in the USA – The gears are engaged via a 4-speed manual transmission. According to the seller, a service was only recently completed in 2022, and the entire TR6 was also reviewed. Open repairs are not to be listed.
In view of the now more than 50 years of vehicle age of the Triumph TR6, the underside of the car can be found in an acceptable condition. Puristic, powerful and typically British – a Triumph TR6 can be brought to this triad. The TR6 from 1970 on offer here impresses with its dark red exterior color and the eye-catching chrome rims, which look extraordinarily good on the car. With this triumph, you can cruise through the area relaxed and at the same time easily open.
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- Type of auctionPrice estimationWith reserve16.000 - 20.000 €
- Remaining timeAuction endedStart at17.01.2023 00:00