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    just wanted to thank everyone here one last time for all your help over the last 7 or 8 years. you have been a huge help. i could not have gotten my car to the shape it is in without your help and encouragment.

    Yes i have sold my TR6. actually i sold it about a month ago. Just hard to accept. there is a young family in town here who had expressed an interest in the car for the last few years. this spring he flat out asked me just what it would take to buy it. i told him i was not really interested in selling... Long story short, i finally told him i would sell it if i could find something else i wanted. you know what... that is not easy.

    wweeelllll, i could find plenty i wanted... but could not afford! it is funny how i thought it would be pretty easy but everytime i found something, i would say to myself... do i like it better than what i have? and the answer was no. So i kept looking.

    anyway i finally found a car i thought would be a fun change. a lot newer, faster, reliable, comfortable. totally different. i think it will be really fun but i will miss not having something to work on.. as British cars seem to always have something needing to be done. i still have my 62 Austin Healey to help fill that gap. i have to admit though i would have rather sold the Healey and kept the TR6.

    I had a TR6 back in the 70's. met my wife while in it. we took our honeymoon in it. Of course half the trip was with a broken valve spring. but it never left me. Always got me home. it is a just great car. and for the money, a great value. way too undervalued by the car world.

    the car i just sold was BRG and tan interior. i had added a hardtop. panasport wheels, new interior, etc... it even still had the original working 8 track player. Heck it was in better shape than the one i owned in the 70's. it was just a great little car. Who could not love it?

    So why did i sell? believe me it was not easy. i think the fact it was going to a nice young family and they really love it. they are twenty years younger and have a long time to enjoy it. it just all seemed right to me. i really could not be happier for the car... jesus, it sounds like i am talking about one of my children. but that is the attachment we get to our cars. At least this one. like i said it would have been easier to sell the Healey.

    i think the toughest part of this is the realization that i am aging. this is probably the last time i will ever own a 6. it is the same feeling i had a few years ago when i sold my last motorcycle, after owning one or more since i was about 14. i am just getting older. guess maybe in a strange way that is a good thing. it sure beats the alternative.

    not to say there won't be new adventures and/or love affairs. But they likely won't be a 6... there was just history there that another car can't replace.

    Thanks again for all of your help.

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    Apparently it was right. The car probably chose them too as its next custodian.
    '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
    Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
    Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
    Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
    Redlines always.
    My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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    • #3
      Happy Trails, TL.
      Driving a 1973 TR6
      Doing ZS carb repairs
      email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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      • #4
        Well expressed. Parting with a great friend is never easy...
        1974 TR-6 Logic Overdrive

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        • #5
          DD - Well said. I hope that you enjoy your new ride. BTW, what did you end up purchasing to "replace" your 6?
          Tom (aka Hughfree)
          1976 TR-6, BRG, OD, in the midst of a multi-year frame off resto
          1975 TR-6, Carmen red, in storage
          1973 TR-6, White, all original, will be driving soon
          1967 TR-4A, Black, project car
          1974 Spitfire, my Triumph driver until I get a 6 running

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            Originally posted by Drone Dog View Post
            just wanted to thank everyone here one last time for all your help over the last 7 or 8 years. you have been a huge help. i could not have gotten my car to the shape it is in without your help and encouragment.

            Yes i have sold my TR6. actually i sold it about a month ago. Just hard to accept. there is a young family in town here who had expressed an interest in the car for the last few years. this spring he flat out asked me just what it would take to buy it. i told him i was not really interested in selling... Long story short, i finally told him i would sell it if i could find something else i wanted. you know what... that is not easy.

            wweeelllll, i could find plenty i wanted... but could not afford! it is funny how i thought it would be pretty easy but everytime i found something, i would say to myself... do i like it better than what i have? and the answer was no. So i kept looking.

            anyway i finally found a car i thought would be a fun change. a lot newer, faster, reliable, comfortable. totally different. i think it will be really fun but i will miss not having something to work on.. as British cars seem to always have something needing to be done. i still have my 62 Austin Healey to help fill that gap. i have to admit though i would have rather sold the Healey and kept the TR6.

            I had a TR6 back in the 70's. met my wife while in it. we took our honeymoon in it. Of course half the trip was with a broken valve spring. but it never left me. Always got me home. it is a just great car. and for the money, a great value. way too undervalued by the car world.

            the car i just sold was BRG and tan interior. i had added a hardtop. panasport wheels, new interior, etc... it even still had the original working 8 track player. Heck it was in better shape than the one i owned in the 70's. it was just a great little car. Who could not love it?

            So why did i sell? believe me it was not easy. i think the fact it was going to a nice young family and they really love it. they are twenty years younger and have a long time to enjoy it. it just all seemed right to me. i really could not be happier for the car... jesus, it sounds like i am talking about one of my children. but that is the attachment we get to our cars. At least this one. like i said it would have been easier to sell the Healey.

            i think the toughest part of this is the realization that i am aging. this is probably the last time i will ever own a 6. it is the same feeling i had a few years ago when i sold my last motorcycle, after owning one or more since i was about 14. i am just getting older. guess maybe in a strange way that is a good thing. it sure beats the alternative.

            not to say there won't be new adventures and/or love affairs. But they likely won't be a 6... there was just history there that another car can't replace.

            Thanks again for all of your help.
            This story reminded me of when I sold my long owned '56 Ford F-100. The newly high school graduate begged his dad to see if I would sell him my truck. It was kind of tricked out for those times in 1990 with mag wheels, twice pipes, and a nice candy 'root beer' paint job. The father asked if I would pose for a picture of me handing my keys to his son. But of course!

            Dick

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