1969 triumph tr-6




1969 triumph tr-6

Make: triumph

Model: tr-6

Year: 1969

Engine: 2.5L 2498CC 152Cu. In. l6 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated

Engine: U/K

Mileage: 75,000

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): CC27270L

Number of Cylinders: 6

Transmission: manual

Body Type: u/k

Fuel Type: gas

i purchased this car in december 2010 from believed to be
the 2nd owner (he owed the car since 1970), out of a car collection of roughly
50 cars. the previous owner told me that the car had rarely seen the sun in the
last 30 years and this is a great example of a highly original, early tr-6. the
vin number shows this is the 2,269th carburated tr-6 built for export, out of a
total 9 year production run of 91,850 cars. the heritage certificate lists the
car being built in december 1968 and exported to the u.s. in february 1969,
delivered to los angeles, ca. the previous owner indicated he bought the car in
la upon returning from vietnam. the ’69 model year included some features that
were only offered in that year, including body color windshield frame, fold down
headrests to allow the tonneau cover to lay flat, and also a high compression
engine with less emissions equipment.
when i bought the car, i thought it was all original paint,
but on closer inspection i noticed that a couple of panels had been resprayed
to not a precise match. as a result, i had the entire car repainted in early
2011, to the original factory code of conifer green (triumph racing green).
since the car is so original and unmolested, i’ve been trying to preserve the
originality while also making necessary improvements. here’s a list of what’s
been done to the car in addition to the paint work:
all new weatherstripping, door seals, window seals, and
windshield rubber. re-chromed the back bumper and bumper bar. new tires and new
wire wheels. new robbins soft top and tonneau cover (the top-boot is
original). new carpets (most of the rest of the interior is original, original
dash, seats, and door panels). new front shocks, new alternator, rebuilt and
tuned carburetors, and adjusted the valves. recently replaced the differential
with a donor unit out of a low mileage late tr-6. all gauges, lights, and
electrics work.
the car runs and drives lovely, purring quietly at stop lights,
while making nice exhaust noises when driving down the road. i’ve mainly used
the car as summer driver and taking it to local shows, where it has won many
awards including: 1st place 2011 colorado conclave presented by the rocky
mountain triumph club, 1st place early tr-6 2012 rocky mountain triumph club
spring car show, first in class 2012 colorado english motoring conclave
(competing against 20 other tr-6’s).
this is a very early tr-6, in the highly desired original
color scheme of conifer green with black trim, set on wire wheels providing a
classic british car look and a stand out amongst other tr-6’s, which are
usually set on mag wheels. everyone notices this car when it drives down the
road!

Item location: Arvada, Colorado, United States

 

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