Hi! Dne’ here;)
Not long ago at a Nifty50ee’s where classic car owners gather to show off their cars, a man showed up in an MGB, little sports car. How neat it was and it Looked like a lot of fun! So my husband and I kind of started looking for a small classic vehicle.
After looking at my choices, it was either an MGB or a Triumph TR6 (keep in mind they’re both remarkable classics). However, I was more fascinated by the TR6’s smart looks, beautiful dash and instrumentation, the 6 cylinder engine, and the fact that the body may be removed for an off body restoration vs. a uni-body construction.
Here my 87 y/o mom, pretty much an 18 y/o at heart and still pretty much acts like one; she’s just a little excited by the TR6 as its parked at her home until I’m ready for it. She looks good in it!;)
I remember these cool sports cars, but never really thought too much about them. I never realized just how small they are until I got close up and personal with one.
Here my husband is following me as the little sports car didn’t have a license plate, plus I didn’t know if it was going to make the trip without giving us problems! The short trip started off OK~but~
We made it about halfway on our 15 mile journey, then the engine started loosing power like an old airplane having been shot down and coming in for a crash landing (well, over dramatization)! crap! Luckily, I brought along a tow strap, so we just pulled it the rest of the way to Moms home.
Now that it’s ours, I’m starting to get really excited about this project decision! 😉 I really love the dash! It is truly a remarkable classic!
My Wonderful husband, Gary, sitting comfortably in the driver’s seat!
This is just a tease blog, but this TR6 will be on Classic Cars and Tools for a long time to come. Not long from now, I’ll begin the journey of restoration. I’ve learned a great deal from my past projects and hope that experience will pay off in the best restoration I can perform yet!
I recently joined a forum that deals with these remarkable sports cars, it’s called 6-pack.org. These guys know the TR’s and they are FUN! 😉 If you’re a TR lover or just a lover of the classics, please subscribe to my Classic Cars and tools! Get involved! I enjoy input from you cause I sure don’t know everything!
Classic Car enthusiast forever, dne’