This next car comes as a tip from BP who writes: Seems to be someone’s Sunday driver, garage kept its entire life and OK underneath. NO RESERVE and auction closes 11/23. Plenty of time to argue at home and finally get your own way considering your going to spend 11/25 with your crazy in-laws so […]
The Triumph Spitfire was a tiny, lightweight, two-seat sports car assembled in Coventry, UK from 1962-1980. A competitor of the Austin-Healey Sprite & MG Midget, the Spitfire was only available with a small inline four cylinder engine. The Spitfire didn’t get the bigger inline sixes available to the GT6 or TR6, but if you spend […]
This next car follows along with the theme of the MG Midget with Toyota power that we featured the other day…except that this one has the exhaust routing figured out. Classic British motoring style with reliable Japanese power…sounds like an MX-5 Miata without the reliable electrics. Find this 1972 Triumph TR6 with Toyota 20R power offered for $8500 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist.
Over the years, various people have answered the question; what happens when you shove a big V8 into a small car? But today’s custom answers the question; what happens you put a lot of Chevy into a little bit of Triumph and the answer is something special. I love the wood dash, the minilite wheels, and the small roll hoop, and I just hope the exhaust is subtle enough that most people won’t notice the burbling 6.6 liter menace under the hood. Find this 1973 Triumph TR6 offered for $24,000 in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from Zach who writes: The Mk III Spitfires still had the chrome bumpers, upsized engine 1296cc vs 1147cc earlier unit. Looks to have most all the pieces you’d want there – OD, hardtop, replacement floors to be welded in… if the sills are good, this is about as straight forward as you can get. Difficult to tell, but body panels generally appear straight. Pretty much any part you need is available and after you go through and clean the electrical bits, as reliable as you need on a project car. I still miss my ’70. Right on Zach…buy this one!! Find this 1969 Triumph Spitfire Mk3 offered for $1500 near Portland, OR via craigslist.
The Triumph TR6 was a small roadster introduced by those crazy Brits in Coventry in 1969 to replace the TR5/TR250 which was really just a slight change to the TR4…etc etc. The TR6 did last thru 1976 when it was replaced with the wedge shaped and unloved TR7 and it was always powered by a […]
Brand loyalty is something that scheming marketing folks are always trying to tap into, but seldom will you find this in the private vehicle-to-vehicle sales world. However, if you’ve ever purchased a car from a trustworthy fellow, you know how rewarding that can be, so it makes sense to buy more from the guy…right? Who […]
by Brian — The TR6 was one of the last great British roadsters to come to America. The TR6 has all of the key components we all desire in a roadster –it’s British, is has classic looks and chrome bumpers. This car appears to have lived a very sheltered life, but the seller is looking […]
Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’ Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising.’ — Professor Jef Richards Chair of the Dept of Advertising & Public Relations at Michigan State University. The problem with surfing craigslist/eBay for too many years is that you start to believe the hype, and you assume that any advertisement with horrible pictures […]
T isn’t for tuetonic tank, no…T is for a tea sipping topless tourer for two. Triumph introduced the TR6 in 1969 to replace the TR5/TR250 which was really just a slight change to the TR4…you could probably trace the roots of most British sports cars back to Roman chariots, but that is a diatribe for […]