Pocket Rocket are to pleased to offer for sale a hand selected 1973 Triumph TR6.
This Emerald green is a really special and unique TR6, a UK RHD home market car that has mechanically modified specifically for hill climbing races. It’s coming out of 9 years ownership, and features an engine with a Bill Blydenstein head, and lots of work to the engine components too, resulting in a quote output of 174BHP.
The 15″ silver painted wheels with red TR6 caps look great on this example. The car is fitted with Pirelli Vizzola’s and the rubber is in good condition.
New floor pans have been fitted, and the inner and outer sills repaired including outer wings, inner wings during the restoration period around 2010. The vinyl soft-top is in great condition as it was also replaced 2010.
The car was completely repainted in its original Emerald Green (colour code 65) in 2009. The finish of the paint is good and even in coverage around the car. The glass and trim on the whole, are in very good condition with no issues worth pointing out. The chrome work shows hardly any signs of pitting.
Fitted are low-back Cobra bucket seats which are finished in black leather. Both seats do show a little wear in line with the age and mileage, there are marks to both seats from the hood mechanism rubbing, and a small tear in the driver’s bolster. New carpets and door cards were fitted to the car in 2010. The dials are beginning to show the slightest signs of patina, inline with the age and mileage of this TR6. The car is fitted with a 14″ Moto-Lita steering wheel that just completes the interior and looks in great condition. Wrapped in leather, it offers a lot more grip and control than the stock item and really looks the part. A silver aftermarket gear changer has also been fitted, with nicely pairs with the steering wheel.
TR6’s are typically powered by Triumphs 2.5L straight-6 with the same Lucas mechanical injectors as the TR5. This isn’t any normal TR6 though, this car has a unique race-prepared engine. It features a non-matching CP engine, built to race specification in 1995. The engine includes a tuftrided crank, high lift cam, stainless valves, aluminium bronze guides, and lightened flywheel. The cylinder head is a Bill Blydenstein gas flowered race spec.
The car also includes a high-performance Magnaspark electronic ignition, distributor cap, red rotor, extractor manifold, a stainless system with a custom Milltek rear silencer fitted, and a Red Devil high-performance coil setup was also supplied from the Distributor Doctor.
The clutch master cylinder was replaced at ~97,400 miles and the engine rebuilt along with the rear diff. The gearbox was rebuilt in 1993, and has overdrive in 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
The suspension set up for this TR6 is Gaz adjustable shocks and lowered springs fitted with rear shock mounting brackets. The set up was completed by Carlow engineering, Triumph race preparation specialists in 2011.
In 2010 new brakes were fitted all around, including discs, drums, and wheel cylinder kits. The front callipers were overhauled and various brake pipes/braided hoses were fitted were required. A new brake master cylinder was also fitted.
The car comes with a good amount of original history of all the work carried out over the years. Scans of the receipts, MOT’s and work carried out can be found in the photos below.
This is a great car for someone looking for something a bit different with that extra zip compared to a standard TR6.