On a warm summer afternoon, you pick out your best Tommy Bahama Hawaiian shirt, don your favorite checkered cabbie cap, and sit down in the drivers seat of your freshly waxed Triumph. You turn the key and are greeted with a cacophonous racket..what the hell? Somebody has swapped out of the simple inline-6 for a Chevrolet V8 and its time to see if your cap will stay put at 160mph. Find this 1971 Triumph TR-6 with V8 swap offered for $10,700 near Reno, NV via craigslist. Tip from Andrew M.
This thing sits perfectly and there is plenty of meat on the rear tires, but you gotta wonder about the handling dynamics of such a beast. A stock TR6 with a tall front tire plows like a 747 without nose
gear, so what is the mass of a few more cylinders on the front tires gonna do? The lack of an under hood shot makes you wonder, but the zero interior pics suggests that it may just have some flat metal panels for door
$10,700 is becoming good money for a decent turnkey TR6, so if you
can find a well sorted one with a V8,this price would be
reasonable if you're comfortable lacing up your own top to make it
weather capable. See a better TR6 for less? firstname.lastname@example.org