1973 Triumph TR6
1973 Triumph TR6
“Queue the British Music” .... British racing green, boxy design, tall tires, long bonnet, short square boot, rectangular rear lighting, leather seats, a burl wood dash, Lucas electrics, Stromberg carburetors and a zippy 6-cylinder engine, all go into making the TR6, a true British Sportscar.....”Needle Scratches off the record sound”....
The consigner states his intentions were to craft a virtually stock appearing TR6 that performs at insane levels, while delivering exceptional reliability. The goal was to keep the original steering geometry, firewall, and avoid weight changes. The net result was a car that was actually lighter, and ridiculously fast, while appearing a normal stock TR6 from the outside.
A total soda blasting, then a trip to the body shop for all panels and tub, gave the opportunity to grind and redo every weld, add additional structural support to the frame and prevent any twist or degradation due to the added horse power and suspension modifications. At this time, a race car fabricator added a 6-point roll cage that ties directly to the frame. All this work was coated with POR15 known to be better at resisting rock and road debris than traditional powder coating. The tub and body panels were then coated with Rhino Liner for future rust protection as well as awesome noise reduction. Final paint was Imola red…a BMW M3 color. Stainless-steel fasteners complete the assembly of the body panels. Actual British DumDum was sourced, and seals were sealed between the fenders, wings and tub. New rear lighting and upgraded head lighting complete the exterior package.
The “True Custom” interior was handcrafted from tan Garret Aviation leather covering the heated Miata seats with brown contrasting piping edge, as well as tan Wilton carpeting with contrasting binding lines the floor. Hawaiian Fiddleback Koa frame the original layout of gauges but they too have been upgraded to AutoMeter Instruments, and LED indicators. DynaMat was liberally applied around doors so when they are closed, it sounds like a modern car door closing.
A 6-cylinder BMW S50 M3 powerplant with minimal engine mods (8.5lb aluminum flywheel, HD clutch, Intake, custom chip and a 7000rpm limiter) powers this British rocket. The BMW 5-speed transmission, tuned suspension for proper geometry and a quick ratio steering rack make this cat handle and perform like a dream. Stopping power is provided by Toyota's 4-Runner piston calipers mated with Toyota Cressida vented calipers in the front, and the rear are race approved Wildwood Aluminum Calipers, which clamp on 280ZX rotors which are completed with bias adjusting brakes with stainless steel brake lines. Nissan/Infinity provides the rear differential, R200/230 to be exact, race designed rear axles with CV joints to take the extra power the engine will throw at them.
Documentation and Extras
A complete 5-page compilation describing every source, process, and part installed in this body-off nut and bolt restoration
As any Triumph TR6 aficionado knows, original cars had their issues. With this fabulously thought out rebuild, no stone was left unturned, no expense spared, no engineering system short cut. Exterior shows a truly original 1973 TR6, however the rest of the car is made to be street legal, as well as racing ready, without the day to day worries the original car would certainly bring. You need to test drive this car to truly appreciate it, as from the outside the casual viewer would have no idea the work that went into the various systems to create a reliable, updated, rocket ship, that is very safe.
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