I purchased my TR6 in November of 2011, shortly before proposing to my fiancé. We like to joke that she got a ring and I got a car. Since purchasing the TR6 we have put a little over 1,000 miles each season on the car. It’s a total blast to drive and we’ve really enjoyed owning it.
For the past three years I have basically been maintaining the car, replacing all the coolant hoses, rebuilding the brakes, doing some minor wiring repair, and rebuilding the front suspension. I’ve also replaced worn vacuum lines and given the carburetors some minor tuning.
To fit the car to my style, as I’m not your average Triumph owner at 29 years old, I have lowered the car 1.5”, removed my bumpers, and repainted the majority of the chrome on the car a satin black. I’ve upgraded the factory airbox to foam filter chargers, and the car rolls on 16x7” Konig Rewinds and sports an ANSA exhaust system.
The car is not perfect and it shows its age in spots. Despite the flaws, the car has character in spades. I like to say that it’s perfectly imperfect; it’s a driver’s car. My TR6 may not look like a show car, but it’s got it where it counts and it’s right at home in the curves of Indiana’s back roads.