Ken Hiebert 1972 TR6

My 1972 Triumph TR-6 and I go all the way back to 1996, when I saw it for sale in a flea market. I was able to test-drive it that day when it had the carbureted 350 Chevy V8 and 3 speed automatic transmission. I liked it, I bought it, but the test-drive failed to reveal the many deficiencies it had. I fixed what needed to be fixed and drove it for two seasons, enjoying it for what it was.

 At that point I was confident that I wanted to upgrade the engine and transmission. In 1998 I found a drivetrain from a 1994 Pontiac Trans Am – that was the engine: 350 LT1 fuel injected V8 with 6 speed transmission! That installation was just the start of it. Since then, brakes, suspension and interior have been upgraded: change one thing – change another.

I built this car for touring and really enjoy both the open highway and the twisty Appalachian mountain roads. I like competing in autocross events and the occasional road course track days. It’s not a show car, but it doesn’t show badly. It has lots of character and always puts a smile on my face when I drive it.