1974 Triumph TR6 (RHD)


  • Recently restored to a high standard
  • Superb condition throughout
  • Ready to drive and enjoy

The Appeal

Despite being designed by the legendary German coachbuilders and designers Karmann, the 1974 Triumph TR6 oozes with British charm and a substantial dose of '70s flair, from the distinctive wheel arches to the deep-dish wheels that set it apart from its contemporaries the design of the TR6 looks as good today as when it launched. With the majority of TR6 models being exported, particularly to the U.S., finding one this good in the UK presents a rare opportunity.

The experience of owning this particular TR6 is accentuated by its excellent condition, the result of an extensive restoration effort. Every inch of this car invites you to take the wheel, from its meticulously maintained black interior to its lustrous blue exterior. 

The straight-six 2.5L engine not only performs admirably but sounds fantastic. The car drives as well as you would expect given the exterior condition, which is to say very well indeed. THanks to an extensive overhaul of both the aesthetics and mechanical components this TR6 is a car that delivers on every level and is one not to be missed.

The History and Paperwork

  • Extensive restoration carried out in 2015 with invoices totalling over £20,000
  • Handwritten itemisation covering almost every mechanical and aesthetic aspect, excluding the engine
  • V5 present and correct
  • Tax and MOT exempt

The Interior

  • Excellent overall condition with seats showing little signs of use
  • Matching black carpets
  • Seatbelts
  • Wood veneer dashboard in superb condition
  • Wood and chrome Moto-Lita steering wheel
  • All controls in working order
  • All of the dials and gauges present very well
  • Door cards, trim and other interior features are all in very good condition

Driving a classic car like this TR6 is an experience that rewards engagement with the driving process; it's a journey back in time to an era of automotive design where every detail mattered and cars were a direct connection to the road. 

The tactile feedback from the wheel, the sound of the engine, and the view over the dash provide the kind of driving experience that few modern cars can match. You're not just pressing pedals and turning a steering wheel; you're engaging with the car directly, feeling every nuance of the road.

When you slide into the driver's seat, you immediately notice the attention to detail in the cabin, from the well-preserved dashboard to the wooden Triumph handle on the gear stick. The overall condition of the interior mirrors the love and care bestowed upon this car through its restoration and to this point. It’s in superb condition throughout and the TR6 cabin must be one of the best interiors that Leyland ever put into a vehicle!

The Exterior

  • Classic 1970's British styling looks superb in blue
  • Black soft top in excellent condition
  • All of the wheels present well
  • Paintwork in excellent condition, save for a single blister near the hood
  • Rear bumper in good condition, but with some surface patina
  • All brightwork, windows, trim, and light lenses in excellent condition
  • Tyres have plenty of tread

The exterior of this Triumph TR6 is where the allure of British 1970s styling becomes a tangible reality. Covered in an eye-catching shade of blue, the car doesn't scream for attention but rather draws you in with its understated elegance. The blue paintwork complements the lines and contours of the vehicle exceptionally well, making for one of the all time classic Triumph car designs that looks as good today as when it first launched.

The paintwork is in impressive condition across the board, a testament to the quality of the restoration and subsequent care. There is a blister just behind the hood, but it's worth noting this as an exception in an otherwise fantastic exterior presentation. 

With the exception of the rear bumper (that has a light patina) the brightwork, trim, badges and other exterior features all present beautifully. In summary, this TR6's exterior is a beautiful blend of 1970s design and contemporary care, making it a car that you'd be proud to display and drive.

The Mechanics

  • Superb 2,498cc straight six engine
  • 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive
  • Engine, engine bay, and underside all present well
  • Undersealed for long-lasting protection
  • Twin exhausts sound fantastic
  • Easy start and smooth idling after warming up
  • The car drives very well, accelerating eagerly, shifting smoothly and stopping quickly

The mechanical aspects of this TR6 are in line with its spectacular looks. The engine is a powerhouse, delivering its horsepower efficiently through a 4-speed manual gearbox that feels tight and smooth. 

The brakes are responsive (for their era) and the car drives easily, reflecting the superb condition of the mechanical components. With significant mechanical work having been carried out during the restoration this TR6 is in fine fettle and is ready to drive.


This 1974 Triumph TR6 offers more than just a classic car; it's a time capsule that delivers an authentic classic British driving experience. With its extensive restoration, eye-catching colour and superb interior, it is a fantastic opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1974
  • Make Triumph
  • Model TR6
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 31,029 Miles
  • Engine size 2498
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Exeter
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom

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