The Pick of the Day is yet another wonderful British “barn-find” sports car with very low mileage and in apparently great condition.
The car is a 1972 Triumph TR6 that the private seller says has been in covered garage storage for the past 17 years and seems to be in remarkably good condition, especially since it only has 7,689 miles showing on its odometer. The seller says the mileage is genuine.
At this point, I must again ask the obvious question: how could anyone own such a cool little sports car and not drive it as much as possible? I’m sure there’s some story here, but the Winter Garden, Florida, seller does not divulge it in the advertisement on ClassicCars.com.
The Triumph is described as a two-adult-owner roadster equipped with its original inline-6 engine, manual transmission with overdrive and wire wheels. Sounds like just the way you’d want a TR6, especially one that is pre-DOT regs imposed for 1974.
The seller, who says the car is “INCREDIBLE!”, notes that it has nearly new Michelin tires and a dealer-installed air conditioner that works. One thing the seller does not say is whether the car is back on the road, so any potential buyer would need to ask.
“This is an incredible find and could easily be brought to concours condition,” the seller notes. “Everything is original.
“Paint and interior reflect the mileage which is for real. This was not a daily driver!”
The Triumph has its original fabric top as well as an aftermarket hardtop that needs restoration, adds the seller, who mentions that the car is being sold for health reasons.
“I will accept the first reasonable offer,” the seller says. “Health forces sale of this car – second heart attack. Hope to find good home and appreciative buyer.”
The Triumph, which looks to be in very nice condition in the photos accompanying the ad, is priced at $28,000, which is on the high side for a TR6, according to the value guides. But if everything here is correct, this very-low-mileage example of a classic British sport car should be worth it. And as the ad says, offers are being accepted.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.