1971 Triumph TR6 – sold

DSC_00141971 Triumph TR6 convertible with overdrive, restored over the past two years and now recently completed.  I purchased this car nearly two years ago and began what became a significant restoration process.  Much of the car has been either repaired, replaced or otherwise restored to original condition.  It had an electronic ignition unit that I left intact, as it appeared a recent upgrade, and this is virtually the only non-standard functional feature on this car, other than the addition of a J-type electric overdrive unit which is more durable than the original A-type unit.

Improvements, replacements, restorations and repairs include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Rebuilt engine, to include replacement block (old one was cracked), new standard size rings, rod and main bearings, ground and lapped valves, head resurfaced, new hoses, new 12-volt battery, battery cables and battery blanket
  • New radiator
  • New headlights, chrome headlight rims
  • New door and trunk locks, keys
  • New heater core
  • New custom built 3″ diameter steel dual radius roll bar that does not impede the vision of the driver’s rear-view mirror
  • New fan shroud, fan belts
  • New motor mounts
  • New stainless steel exhaust pipe and stainless steel muffler
  • New carpet
  • New seat upholstery, to include foam and fabric
  • New convertible top along with new vinyl top boot to dress up the looks of the car when the top is down (which should be most of the time)
  • New windshield with seal
  • New red line tires, including spare
  • Rebuilt transmission and added a rebuilt J-type electric overdrive
  • New clutch disc, new throw out bearing, pressure plate resurfaced
  • Rebuilt speedometer
  • Repacked all greased fittings, to include front steering, front wheel bearings, rear CV joints, new rear end gasket, fresh gear oil
  • New hydraulic inline rear shock absorber conversion kit, new front shock absorbers
  • New transmission and driveline PVC tunnel units
  • Fresh ‘signal red’ exterior paint
  • Too many minor components replaced to mention (the restoration file is approx. 2 inches thick with receipts, diagrams,  etc)

While I have endeavored to return this vintage European sports car to original condition, a few minor components may be of slightly different configuration/design, but the intent was to keep it original looking, and I believe I have achieved this goal.  The carburetors have been recently rebuilt by a British car specialist and run very well under all RPM ranges.DSC_0530DSC_0537DSC_0009

By oldmotorsguy

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