Triumph TR6 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1970 Triumph TR6

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles

Summary:

Not practical, but fast, reliable, head turning fun

Faults:

Heater fan blowing fuses.

Fuel pressure relief valve stuck.

General Comments:

The car is very quick even by todays standards.

The overdrive transmission makes cruising at high high speed fuss free.

It corners like a go cart on smooth roads, but unfortunately the front end is unstable on bumpy roads.

The cabin is a little cramped and the seats are not comfortable for long distances.

It also attracts a lot of attention and comments from people of all ages.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2003

25th May 2004, 22:36

But, Do you like the car? I just bought a 1974 and a half back in Feb. Only drove it about 40 miles. The interior needed some work, smelled like it was about 30 years old. I bought all the interior stuff from moss motors. I'm replacing panels, carpet and upolstry. Also trans tunnel and driveshaft tunnel. The car I bought needs paint, but its solid, no rust what so ever, the guy that had it before me, had the motor rebuilt, front end suspension rebuilt amongst other things, car is by far original equipment, no modifications done to it. Pretty good shape for an Illinois car. Well good luck with yours.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review