Fairthorpe Cars out of Buckinghamshire England started making cars in 1954 using motorcycle engines mounted on steel backbones with fiberglass body panels. By the 1970s the company was almost extinct, but not before they released the TX Tripper (possibly through a side venture called Technical Exponents run by the son of the founder), which put dune buggy-ish styling on a Triumph GT6 chassis. It is a hand-built car produced in handfuls and now it is offered for pennies. Find this 1974 Fairthorpe TX Tripper offered for $4,800 in Austin, TX via craigslist.
I’ve got a good friend who drives a classic Triumph GT6 that looks a bit like this next car — and it is a bottom of the barrel project, but people stop and take photos of it and he gets celebrity treatment everywhere but Pebble Beach. Most people don’t know what a Triumph GT6 is, but that is part of what makes ownership fun. Find this 1970 Triumph GT6 offered for $4300 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.
American car manufacturers are most commonly associated with the Malaise era in the late 1970’s, but British manufacturers were far from immune to the changes to the safety and pollution regulations of the time. The 1976 Triumph Spitfire had a curb weight of only 1800 lbs, but it’s 1500 four cylinder engine weazed out enough […]
The Triumph GT6 was a fastback 2+2 version of the diminutive Spitfire convertible, but it got the bigger overhead valve inline-6 from the TR6 and a Giovanni Michelotti designed roof. It was once the one of the undervalued heroes of the classic sports car world and offers a good combination of exotic looks, minimized weight, […]
Reader Erik writes to us: Do you guys ever come across ads for awesome cars only to click on them and then find out in the text that the car just sold? Do you have a feature for that? It happened to me twice this week (links below). Yeah, I don’t get that. The car […]
Find this 1968 Triumph GT6 here on eBay bidding for $4,050 with a few hours to go, located in North Billerica, MA. From eBay: 1968 GT6 sat in dry storage in a basement since 1981, I purchased it from the previous owner, car has the original floor system with only minor repair needed to be perfect […]
Find this 1972 Triumph GT6 MK3 here on eBay bidding for $10,100 with auction ending today at 12:48PM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “Drivers window trim needs put on. Small door ding in passenger door. Nice driver car.” Year: 1972 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): KF12906U Mileage: 61,355 Make: Triumph Exterior […]
The Triumph GT6 is one of the undervalued heroes of the classic sports car world. It offers the best combination of exotic looks, minimized weight, “big” engine, and low seating position in a classic 2-seat fastback shape, but for some reason doesn’t get much love from the big bucks collectors. Actually, this is a good […]
The Mark III Triumph GT6 was built from 1970 through 1973, and was a last hurrah for the poor man’s E-Type before poor sales ended its short lifespan. The GT6 is a good looking car, with decent build quality, but for some reason was outsold 3-to-1 by the MGB GT. Inexplicably, the low production numbers […]