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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1973 Triumph TR6

Still looking nifty after 50+


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1973 Triumph TR6.

“In England, we’re not enthusiastic about driving in a straight line,” said one of Triumph’s magazine advertisements in the early 1970s. “Here, cars must be built with an uncanny ability to handle and perform, safely and accurately.” In marketing materials, the TR6 roadster was touted for its rack-and-pinion steering, four-wheel independent suspension, and front disc brakes. The car was said to perform at its peak even “on the hairiest hairpin turn.”

Today’s featured TR6 has just 60,000 miles on the odometer and comes with a checklist of recent maintenance completed, so it’s ready for canyon-carving on command. It is being listed by a private seller in Phoenix, Arizona, and the auction will end tomorrow, May 2, so get logged in and ready on

Triumph has a rich legacy in both two-wheeled and four-wheeled motoring; once upon a time, Triumph motorcycles and Triumph automobiles were owned by the same parent company. While the motorcycle enterprise continues even today, Triumph stopped building cars about 40 years ago. The last model produced was a compact sedan manufactured by British Leyland from 1981 to 1984 called the Acclaim. Interestingly enough, that car was not much more than a European-built Honda Civic.

The TR6 two-seat roadster was designed by Karmann of Germany in the 1960s and used a body-on-frame chassis. It was built in Coventry, England, from model years 1969 through 1976. In all, there were 91,850 units produced, and about 90% of them were exported – the majority of which were sent to the United States. The TR6 garners a strong collector community even today, about five decades later.

Finished with a newer coat of “Pimento” paint, reupholstered seats, new door panels, and new carpeting, this TR6 comes ready for street or show. The respray took place within the last couple of months, so it is about as fresh as it can be.

Power for all TR6s came from a 2.5-liter inline-six mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The seller says that the mileage reading of 60,099 miles is accurate, and recent mechanical service included a carburetor rebuild, fluid changes, and replacement of the spark plugs, spark plug tires, brake master cylinder, and clutch master cylinder.

“But wait, there’s more,” as a television informercial would say. The car will also come with a brand-new uninstalled soft top. Time to start planning your route to the nearest twisty backroad!

The auction for this 1973 Triumph TR6 ends Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. (PDT)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.



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