Thursday, June 29, 2017

HiPo V8 Powered: 1973 Triumph TR6

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 decently powerful inline-6...until today.  Find this 1973 Triumph TR6 V8 offered for $12,500 in Julian, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!


Julian is a sleepy little mountain town a few minutes east of San Diego -- and I can't imagine a better car for terrorizing the twisty roads than a Triumph TR6 with an injection of 'Merican Ford 289 V8 power.  It even has a racing seat, American Racing mag wheels, 5-speed manual -- this can rocks!


The seller claims: [t]he performance is outstanding, better than a Sunbeam Tiger. Passed Tech Inspection at Willow Springs. All it needs to go back to the track is a Halon Extinguisher. 
THIS IS NOT A TOY!


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9 comments:

  1. Nice nice nice. Would be a blast to drive. Good quality swap. Might want to unhillbilly the shifter lever a bit....

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  2. 1988 289 i don't think so.....how about a 302 AKA 5.0

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    1. Thought the same thing but couldn't figure out which part was wrong, the year or the engine size. Even if he meant '68 that wouldn't work.

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    2. I think Ford may have had some left over 289s from 67 with 68 being a gray area for production as most 68 Models had the new 302s.

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  3. Woodie Man,perhaps you could take it for a quick test drive down the Sunrise Highway dodging weekend traffic, sending back video and narration for all to enjoy?

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    1. Hun.......I hate to say this but I would rather take your '65 Buick wagon!LoL. But you have a point. There's plenty of twisties on Sunrise or the back way from Julian to Mt. Laguna. It would be fun.

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    2. Swinging deal for you on the wagon whenever you're ready for it! Great Drive-In Car for summer nights

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    3. As in I'd be swinging from the yardarm? lol Was contemplating an 01-05 E46 5 sp wagon but cant find one after I lost one by a hair up in San Fran. you can reach me at mountainwoodie@gmail.com

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  4. So much right.

    Tobra... no Tribra (now with more support!) or Cobrumph!

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