1971 Triumph TR6

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1971 Triumph TR6
Very Good
Transmission Type
Exterior Color
Interior Color
Category  Foreign Cars

1971 Triumph TR6 This car was purchased new back in California in 1972. It moved in the late 90's/early 2000's to the middle of the country in the Illinois area and then migrated further east about 10-12 years ago to her current owner, the third owner. The car was originally Jasmine Yellow however, the second owner had it painted in the Burgundy she now wears. The current owner fell in love with that color and had to have her. In the time he's owned her, he's done a bunch of work to the .....
interior (new dash wood, new dash pad, carpeting, radio, rear mounted Blaupunkt speakers) and some stuff under bonnet as well, including new carbs and header/exhaust and a little further under the car, rebuilt calipers, new master cylinder, clutch master, new brake lines, new shocks. He purchased but didn't install several rubber bits for her, weather strip, seals, etc. They all come with the car. Also included are two tonneau covers and a boot cover. The car runs great, drives great.. the 6 cylinder really moves the car nicely... The original engine still has only 60,000 miles on it. The interior is in very good shape with no rips or tears and the seats have been set to fit those who may be up around 6' or more but can still accommodate those who are a bit less in stature. The top is in great condition and reportedly does not leak. The paint is very shiny and the Burgundy does her well, although, once up close one can see some blemishes in the way of small chips, nicks and some prep marks/swirls if one looks very close. Underneath she's rather solid too. There is some flaky paint scale corrosion on some of the frame rails but it's not rot. The floors are completely solid and original, there are two rot holes in the inner sill panels that have been treated with a rust inhibitor both outside and inside the sill. She's a great driver that will give her new owner years of joy. The current owner is moving and doesn't have room for her and he hasn't been able to enjoy her the way he used due to knee surgery. Her slight flaws are easily overshadowed by her great attributes. Asking price on her is just $13,500 Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her, or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
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Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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