The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a 1968-76 Triumph TR6. We make the process of selling your 1968-76 Triumph TR6 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Triumph TR6 was a small convertible British sports car built between the years of 1968 and 1976. It was one of the most popular models that the company ever made. It is the car for which they coined the phrase, “last of the hairy-chested British sports cars.”
When Triumph wanted to update their TR5 car, their previous designer was unavailable, so they contracted with the German company Karmann. They kept a majority of the car just as it was and changed a few elements of the body styling, squaring off the front and rear of the car. This Kamm tail, as it was called, became a common feature on Triumph cars. The relatively minor changes to the previous model saved Triumph a great deal of money in retooling costs, making it a more profitable design.
The car was produced for both the domestic British market and for the US and abroad.
94,619 TR6s produced. Of those 86,249 were exported and 8,370 were sold in the UK. All of the cars came with a 6-cylinder engine. Due to increased emissions controls in the US, that version of the car came naturally carbureted. The carbureted version of the engine produced 104 hp and the more efficient fuel injected version produced a more impressive 140 hp. The name designation for the fuel injected model was TR6PI. This UK version had a 0-60 speed of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 120 mph.
The TR6 was fitted with a 4-speed manual transmission with an option for overdrive. This made for fun and aggressive shifting. The overdrive was available at first for all gears. This was changed to only be available for 3rd and 4th gear, because drivers kept stalling out in 2nd gear. Another option was a hard top, which took two people to install.