1975 Triumph TR6 - Great winter project

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Burgundy
Engine:2.5 Inline 6
Number of Cylinders:6
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1975 Triumph TR-6 ProjectI've owned this car for thirty years, and it has slowly become obvious that it's not at the top of my project list. Like a lot of cars, this one was running and I was driving it around in the yard etc, when I drove it into the garage for the last time, probably 10 years ago. I put Marvel Mystery Oil in the cylinder tops and taped up the carburetors and have not run it since.

When I pulled it out recently I pulled the plugs and put more MMO in it and let it sit several weeks before putting a battery in it and turning it over easily. I have no doubt it will run with a new set of points.
The car had been wrecked when I bought it but the left fenders and door had been replaced. All of the dash pads, top and bottom, are good- I have kept them treated and soft over the years. The wooden dash doesn't look bad and could probably be made to look good again as well. All the gauges are there, as is the top frame and the front bumper with it's turn signals. And it has four new tires.
Among it's needs, the hydraulic systems will need to be gone through- both clutch and brake master cylinders are dry. The driver's side rear shock has given up- hence the floor jack under the car in the photos- it still has the original knee action shock absorbers. The fuel lines need to be cleaned out or replaced and the fuel tank needs to be cleaned I assume. I last ran it from a fuel can.
Probably the biggest issue with this car is the floor pans, but new ones are available and fairly easy to install. The battery box is rusty but fairly solid overall, I think. It doesn't look to me like the frame or the rocker panels have rust issues beyond surface rust.

I've had several TR6's over the years and along with being a really good looking classic British sports cars, I have found them to be rugged and reliable- despite the electrics- and easy to repair and maintain. This car is not one I'd pick to totally restore, but I do think it is a good candidate to be put back on the road as a driver. There's a lot of fun yet to be had in this old roadster.
I am available to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for your time.

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