Combining modern technology with classic styling has long been a staple of the automotive custom scene. This custom-built TR6 is a textbook example featuring a General Motors Vortech fuel-injected V6 engine producing 80% more power than stock, which is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, chassis upgrades, and much more. A refurbished frame, exterior finished in lustrous Lexus Black Jade Pearl paint, and an overhauled interior with a custom stereo round out the appealing modifications. This transformed Triumph offers contemporary performance and is sure to turn heads wherever it goes.
|Location||Keno, Oregon 97627|
|VIN / Chassis||CF57472U0|
|Mileage||90,100 Miles Shown - TMU|
|Engine||GM Vortec 4.3L V6|
|Transmission||GM NV3500 5-Speed Manual|
|Exterior Color||Lexus Black Jade Pearl|
|Title Status||Clean (Oregon)|
|Loan Status||No loan|
This TR6 was purchased by the seller in July 2015 as an incomplete project. Subsequently, the seller undertook a multi-year refurbishment that saw the body re-sprayed in Lexus Black Jade Pearl, removal/overhaul of the frame, and numerous additional modifications, as detailed in the Modifications section below. Highlights include installation of a GM-based 4.3L V6, 5-speed manual transmission, custom suspension work, custom wire harnesses, a refreshed interior, and more. A build book, receipts, and manuals are included.
Triumph launched the TR6 in 1968 and the car was immediately a success. More aggressive exterior styling was paired with the factory 2.5L inline-six-cylinder engine. Changes over the production run were minimal, but 1970 saw the introduction of slightly wider 15" wheels. Earlier cars feature the more desirable smaller bumperettes and Wilton wool carpets. Series production of the TR6 ended in 1976. Many cars have been modified, some with completely new drivetrains, such as the example featured here.
Re-sprayed in Lexus Black Jade Pearl
Custom canvas canopy cover
15" x 8" Minilite-style wheels with Kumho Solus TA11 tires, size 215/65R-15
Custom hood bubble
LED lighting, including the following:
Headlights with integrated turn signals and daytime running lights
Side markers and turn indicators
Color-matched bumper, door handles, and side mirrors
Retro-style aftermarket radio and speakers in custom center console
Refurbished interior with seats, door panels, and rear cargo area reupholstered in tan
Dashboard with faux mahogany inlay
Grant/Nardi custom steering wheel
LED interior lighting
1994 GM "Vortec" 4.3L V6 engine, disassembled and refreshed with replacement valves, new gaskets, seals, heads resurfaced, etc. (Receipts for parts are included)
1994 GM/New Venture Gear 3500 5-speed manual transmission
Infinity J30 viscous limited-slip R200 rear differential with 3.69:1 gears, adapted to Triumph half shafts
Rear tubular shocks
Rear adjustable sway bar
Custom aluminum radiator with electric fan
Aluminum fuel tank
Billet aluminum steering rack mounts
Optima Red-Top Series 35 battery, relocated to trunk
Advanced Autowire engine compartment wiring/relay kit
Replaced chassis wiring (Ron Francis), computer and panel installed in trunk
Abbott Cable X electric-to-mechanical speedometer
Parts receipts and a book of photos documenting this TR6's build accompany the sale, as shown in the Included Items section below.
Additionally, the seller has included several in-process build photos. One picture is shown below, while further photos are included in the main gallery.
Trunk latch is inoperative.
Fuel gauge reads low.
Per the seller, the engine has an intermittent misfire which requires further diagnosis.
The seller states that repairs were likely made to driver's side front fender under prior ownership.
Receipts for parts purchased
Photo book with images of the build process
The seller has provided cold-start and driving videos, both shown below.
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