|Number of Cylinders:||6|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|Engine:||Inline 6 Cylinder 2,5 Liter|
|Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|Car location:||Painesville, Ohio, United States|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller|
This 1976 Triumph TR6 CF56933UO, paint code 75 in British Racing Green and trim code 74 for Beige or tan as it is referred to was sold by Troncalli Motors in Decatur Georgia to its the 1st owner. I have all of the dealer paperwork and receipts for this car. The vehicle total was $7187.00 on 9-27-1976, and this includes the J-type overdrive transmission, the factory hardtop (hanging on my garage wall), and $185.00 for the AM/FM MPX radio, which I have in a box. The dealer added the luggage rack, the silver striping and a body side molding strips that have been removed at some point and there is evidence of these. The 1st owner had the car until 2002 when it was sold to a collector in New York. He had it for a little over a year and then it transferred to it's 3rd owner in Illinois and he had it for about 7 years. I bought the car in June of 2009 and here it is with all of the changes I have made to it since my purchase. Collecting and restoring old GM muscle cars led me to what I feel have been necessary modifications and improvements to the car compared to how it drove when I received it. The engine in its factory state of tune for 1976 was way under powered for my taste, so that was the first thing I addressed. And that stage included the following;
Richard Good - Good Parts - Roller Rocker 1.55:1 ratio
Good Parts - Harmonic Balancer Kit
Wishbone Classics - WBC518NR camshaft, lifters and valve springs
eBay - Shaved and ported cylinder head to bump compression ratio to 9.5 to 1
Wishbone Classics - Camshaft gear and crankshaft gear, timing chain, new thrust plate
Wishbone Classics - Aluminum water pump housing
Racetorations - Alloy water pump and pulley
Disconnected vacuum retard from distributor
All of these mods and parts made the car way more driveable and with a noticed increase in power. The aluminum water pump parts look cool, they save weight and they are just better parts than factory stuff. The engine was not removed to install the camshaft, just the hood and the front grill. All mods and work done to the car was performed by me. No one has touched the car since my ownership.
After this, I noticed that the car is way too squirmish in the turns and the handling basically sucked. And the rear end made this weird clunk. So this phase of the build brought the following goodies and parts to address these issues;
Good Parts - Aluminum steering rack mounts
Good Parts - Adjustable rear control arm brackets and nylatron bushings
Good Parts - Front and rear spring kit, lowers the car 1" and really tightened handling
Good Parts - Front Sway bar kit - not installed
Good Parts - Nissan R200 rear diff and mounting kit
Good Parts - Correct driveshaft to connect R200 diff to J-type overdrive.
Good Parts - Nylatron front bushing kit - not installed
Roadster Factory - Rear tube shock conversion.
I have all of the original parts with the exception of the rear springs and differential, and half shafts. These parts went into the donor car that supplied the R200 diff and other goodies. I have about 3 boxes of parts, the original kick panels with factory speakers and radio. A NOS antenna and all of the engine parts that were replaced, cylinder head and water pump, balancer, lever shocks. I purchased a set of steel wheels from European & Midtown in the correct D6D date, same as the spare, and aluminum trim rings on eBay that come with the car. I purchased a Tourist Trophy polished stainless exhaust to put on the car but did not want to remove the bumper over riders or modify the exhaust tips. This also comes with the car, with all of the correct mounting hardware supplied by The Roadster Factory.
The wheels currently on the car are what I believe are a set of Silverstone 15 x 5.5" wheels cast in aluminum. These came on a '68 TR250 I purchased and since sold. Some think these may be a late 80's Roadster Factory copy of the original Silverstone design but this cannot be confirmed. There is no casting number inside them like the magnesium versions. They look great on the car, although they belong on either a TR4 or TR250 in my opinion.
The car retains its original paint and it looks pretty good but it has started to check up near the base of the windshield. I also have the wiper arms.The 2nd owner completely restored the engine bay and it looks great today!
The car starts easily and runs great! It has been sitting idle for more years than I would have liked but I do start it up occasionally. The brakes work but are weak.I installed stainless caliper pistons this summer and that fixed the stuck calipers, but they need bled again to be correct.In a box I have the rear Morgan cylinders and was going to the Toyota conversion for the front brakes but did not purchase any of those parts.
All of the lights work, all gauges work, all turn signals and brake lights and parking lights. The car has the factory speedometer gauge face, but I bought a '69-'71 gauge to replace the speedo needle drive mechanism, the factory one someone tried to repair, and I couldn't get it right so I swapped in a working mechanical mechanism and it is at 60,985. The car has 43,745 on it from new, or close to that. I probably only put 200-300 miles on it since my ownership. I also have this other gauge in a box. The car is currently on my Back Yard buddy lift and I can take any pictures you may want.
I was going to continue upgrading the brakes and install the factory wheels with better tires, but then I
discovered a 2008 Audi B7 RS4 and that changed everything! Selling this
car at No Reserve. My garage is FULL! Thanks for looking and Good Luck!
On Dec-22-18 at 10:48:25 PST, seller added the following information:FYI, It appears my zero feedback high bidder is from Belgium. My red '73 TR6 ended up selling to a buyer in the Netherlands. Anything is possible, right?
On Dec-22-18 at 14:22:16 PST, seller added the following information:Tires are Vredestein 185 SR 15 Sprint ST Radial Steel in great shape!
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