TR6

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TR6 owned for many years by Gino Cassieri

Triumph TR6

The Triumph TR6 (1968–76) sports car was built by British Triumph Motor Company between 1968 and 1976. It was the best-seller of the TR range when production ended, a record subsequently surpassed by the TR7. Of the 94,619 TR6s produced, 86,249 were exported; only 8,370 were sold in the UK.

The bodywork had components of the TR4/TR5 but the front and back ends were squared off, in a bold design by German design house Karmann. All TR6s were powered by Triumph’s 2.5-litre straight-6, with the same Lucas mechanical fuel-injection as the TR5 for the United Kingdom and global markets, and carburetted for the United States, as had been the US-only TR250. The TR6PI (petrol-injection) system helped the home-market TR6 produce 150 bhp (110 kW) (145 hp DIN) at model introduction.

The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission with an optional electrically switched overdrive operated on second, third, and fourth gears on early models and third and fourth on later ones. Construction was traditional frame. Other features included semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15-inch (380 mm) wheels and tires, pile carpet on floors and trunk/boot, bucket seats, and full instrumentation. Brakes were discs at the front and drums at the rear. A factory steel hardtop was optional, requiring two people to deploy. The dashboard was walnut veneer.

The UK version TR6PI could accelerate from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.2 seconds and had a top speed of 120 mph (190 km/h) according to Autocar magazine.[6]

TR6 Gino

Owning the “last of the hairy chested British Sports cars” brings a smile to the face

Tr6 on track

At home on the road or track

 

TR250 gordon

Gordon Waring’s US spec TR6 at Concours

TR250 at nats

Gordon Waring looking out for Kudus?

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A TR6 makes for enjoyable open road motoring