5k: Rotary Power: 1974 Triumph TR6

A wise man once said that rotary powered swaps always come in pairs.  Like the Sith, there is always a student and a master, never less/never more.  Today’s 13B powered Starlet is Darth Sidious, all-powerful and invisible to the untrained eye, but this feature is decorated in garish paint and more resembles a young Darth Maul, eager for battle but untrained.  Find this 1974 Triumph TR6 with Mazda RX rotary power for sale in Memphis, TN for $5,800 via craigslist.

This Triumph TR6 looks isn’t a bad looking mid-model example.  It comes from the time of small bumperlettes, after the chrome bumper days and before the big bumper era.  In the best British tradition the TR6 featured inline-6 power, rack-and-pinion steering and a semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension. 

The original Triumph engine has been tossed aside for a Mazda rotary engine from an RX-4.  It is probably a Mazda 13A or 13B and should make around 125 horsepower.  The small increase in power is augmented by a significant decrease in mass and should make the TR6 a much more zoom zoom experience.

See another Lord Wankel powered pair? email us here: tips@dailyturismo.com

Originally seen on oppositelock.jalopnik.com