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Pick of the Day: 1970 Triumph TR6

A great Mother's Day gift


Triumph and Mercedes-Benz had something in common in the 1970s, and it was the color “Signal Red.” The hue is classified under code 32 for Triumph models and code 568H for Mercedes models. The exterior designers for each manufacturer must have been inspired while sitting at stoplights.

The Pick of the Day is a 1970 Triumph TR6 convertible listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Hopedale, Massachusetts. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Born paint code 32 – Signal Red,” the listing states. “Spent most of its life in Washington state. Last owner enjoyed this TR6 for 20 years.”

The English-built TR6 was launched in 1969, and production lasted until 1976. There were over 90,000 TR6 units produced, the majority of which were exported to the United States. Styling was penned in Germany by Karmann, and chassis architecture used a body-on-frame layout with a four-wheel independent suspension and front disc brakes. A removable hardtop was available as an option.

Even though the car only had an eight-year production run, there were a variety of engineering changes that took place including different versions of seats, carburetors, bumpers, and emissions equipment.

The data plate for this TR6 shows that it was manufactured in December 1969. Exterior features include factory-correct wheels with trim rings, a tonneau cover, and a dual exhaust system with quad tips. The seller states that the top is in good condition, the original bumpers are nice, and the glass presents well. The interior is in a similarly nice shape, upholstered in black vinyl with matching lap belts and generous woodgrain adorning the dash face.

Up front, power comes from a 2.5-liter inline-six mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The powerplant in this TR6 has been upgraded with a Moss supercharger and a chrome finished Edelbrock air cleaner. While the listing doesn’t go into detail about the performance gains from this equipment, it does say that the car drives very well and stops well.

TR6 model production was completed in July 1976, and these days, many TR6 models are being transported back to the U.K. where they originated, as collectors there have become increasingly fond of the model. A walkaround video accompanies the listing and shows the vehicle running at idle.

“Not a show car, but a cool supercharged driver-quality 53-year-old TR6,” the listing concludes. And if you buy it, you’re guaranteed to want to see way more “Signal Greens” than “Signal Reds” at traffic intersections.  The asking price is $14,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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, KSLCars.com, 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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