1974 Triumph TR6


  • Extensive mechanical health check performed in March
  • Excellent and unique specification TR6
  • Very presentable car

The Appeal

The Triumph TR6 is nothing if not an emblematic British sports car. Great styling and handling to keep up with all of its competitors, it is a popular model for Sunday drives.

This model has not been on many cruises in recent times having spent several years locked away in storage. Emerging from its hiding place in March, it has been through a thorough mechanical check up including the replacement of several parts. As a result, it passed its MOT that same month with flying colours and is surely ready to provide smiles for miles to come.

Presenting in a dark shade of green, it is a great looking car. With a remastered in interior including tailored green carpets and the seats from a Mazda MX5, its next owners are sure to enjoy driving it. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1974
  • Spent some time in the US during its life
  • Re-registered in the UK in 1998
  • 2 owners since return to the UK
  • Sat off the road for several years
  • Only just returned to the road in March 2023
  • Always garage kept according to the vendor
  • Many new parts fitted recently
  • Several invoices from most recent work
  • Triumph TR6 repair manual
  • MOT until March 2024
  • Many previous MOT certificates
  • V5c included

The Interior

  • Great visual condition throughout the interior
  • Seats from a Mazda MX5 fit well
  • Wood trim throughout the dashboard and other details
  • Fresh tailored green carpets look to be in good shape
  • Soft top headlining looks good
  • Wood rimmed steering wheel looks excellent
  • Very good looking instrument cluster
  • Black leather door cards show some marking
  • Blaupunkt speakers throughout the interior
  • Radio works but could with replacing
  • Window mechanisms have been replaced recently
  • Boot appears to be in very good shape, nicely upholstered
  • Spare wheel present under the boot floor
  • Owner informs us the speedometer will need recalibrating

The Exterior

  • Adorable little TR6
  • Presentable condition throughout
  • Green paint fits the car well
  • The car has reportedly been resprayed in the past
  • Some marks and scratches in places but good paint overall
  • Soft top fabric hood appears to be in good shape
  • All badges, decals and fixtures appear to be present
  • Chrome details all look nice – some small patina in places
  • Light covers all look clear and proper
  • Patina to the front grille in particular
  • Some surface corrosion and paint bubbling visible around the doors
  • Small scuff marks to the wheels but very presentable nonetheless
  • New set of tyres fitted recently
  • Corrosion visible in places underneath, nothing overly concerning however

The Mechanics

  • 2.5-litre straight six
  • Engine bay looks particularly fresh
  • Four-speed manual transmission
  • Fitted with J-type Overdrive
  • Work done to the car since exiting storage in March
  • New tyres fitted 
  • Battery was replaced
  • New brake master cylinder and servo
  • Radiator and water pump replaced 
  • Front shocks, rear springs and new poly bushes
  • No advisories on most recent MOT


Having re-emerged from storage just six months ago, this 1974 Triumph TR6 has been fully checked over and comes with a long MOT including no advisories. Presenting in a lovely shade of green pairing nicely with the green interior carpets, the car will look fantastic on the road. Furthermore, with seats from a Mazda MX5, one is sure to experience the TR6’s handling prowess in even greater detail.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1974
  • Make Triumph
  • Model TR6
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 9,750 Miles
  • Engine size 2500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Rochdale
  • Location Lancashire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
17 bids
  • Ke•••• £11,250 20/09/23
  • co•••• £11,000 20/09/23
  • Ke•••• £10,750 20/09/23
  • th•••• £10,250 20/09/23
  • Ke•••• £10,000 20/09/23
  • co•••• £8,750 19/09/23
  • ni•••• £8,500 19/09/23
  • ni•••• £7,500 19/09/23
  • Pe•••• £6,500 18/09/23
  • co•••• £6,000 18/09/23

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