45 of 50: Regina: 1973 Triumph TR6

Looking for a way to skin your
knuckles fixing things that shouldn’t have broken, in between brief
periods of motoring terror as you try to dodge Suburbans and semi trucks
while getting windburn and sunburn simultaneously? Don’t want to look
like a hairdresser or secretary while doing so? Then you need a Triumph
Triumph is a brand
that doesn’t get much press anymore – and for good reason – they have
been extinct since the early 1980s. However their last “normal” looking
roadster, the TR6, is still relatively common in the US. If you’re
feeling a bit masochistic but are tired of cutting yourself with safety
pins, check out this 1973 Triumph TR6 for sale in Woolwich, ME for $10,000 via craigslist.
  Tip from Keenan D.

The TR6 was created in Britain’s dark and dreary ages of auto
production, when Triumph was owned by the megalomaniacal British Leyland
Corporation. BL swallowed up most of the stubborn old marques remaining
in the UK and proceeded to badge engineer the personality out of their
remaining unique vehicle lineups. At one point BL owned Alvis, Austin,
Austin-Healey, BSA, Daimler, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lanchester, Mini,
Morris, MG, Riley, Rover, Triumph, Vanden Plas and Wolseley. British
Leyland attempted to “out-GM” GM, and in fact did so by becoming
bankrupt and folding in 1986.

I’m getting deja vu over here…must have been something I ate for lunch...(see this posting from July 2012 for an explanation).

This feature is part of Daily
Turismo’s birthday celebration
of 50 cars in 24 hours.