Triumph TR6

The Triumph TR6 was a British sports car and the best-seller of the TR range, which was built by Triumph. The model was in production from 1969 until 1976 and was fairly successful over that 7 year run. This record for best selling TR range model was later surpassed by the TR7. In total, 91,850 TR6s were built during its years on the market. All of the TR6 sports cars contained an inline six-cylinder engine. In the United States market the engine was carbureted, whereas, for other world markets including England, the TR6 was fuel-injected. The Lucas mechanical fuel injection system helped the home market TR6 produce 150bhp at model introduction. However, as air pollution regulations came into effect, both of the TR6 versions were modified for compliance, and thus they produced less horsepower. The TR6 did feature a four speed manual transmission with an optional equipment overdrive unit that was a desirable feature. It gave drivers close-gearing for aggressive driving, yet was comfortable for long drives. The TR6 also featured an independent rear suspension, fifteen inch wheels and tires, pile carpet on the floors and bucket seats. Lastly, a factory steel hard top was optional. The TR6 construction was more or less very old-fashioned. For example, the body was bolted onto a frame instead of the two being integrated into a unibody structure and the TR6 dashboard was even wooden. Besides the TR250 and the TR5, the TR6 was also preceded by a series of four-cylinder Triumph TRs. The Triumph TR6 is surrounded by numerous active clubs and reliable service parts suppliers. There is also an active community of performance enhancers eager to work on these cars. It seem that because it has a relatively large engine compartment, the TR6 is a popular car for converting to a more powerful V8 engine.