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    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-triumph-tr6-9/
    Walt
    CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
    poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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    Wow indeed, what a nice 69! I would be so paranoid about driving it regularly, even if I could afford it. Would hate for such a fine example to go downhill from road dings, etc. to say nothing of all the distracted drivers on phones.
    Larry
    1971 TR6 - driver/rolling restoration
    Triumph Club of the Carolinas
    "Drive the car! Don't try to stand it on its bloody ear!" Jeff Jordan to Pete Aron

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    • #3
      Sure is a nice looking car, but I see a dozen or more items that aren't quite correct and a few more areas I just don't like. Chief among them is the front and rear clips, if not the entire tub is from a later model car.
      R3
      Jim Herter Copperas Cove, TX
      Original Owner ֍ 1970 TR6 ֎ CC 50990 LO
      VDU 506H

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      • #4
        Just curious...does anyone in the St. Charles (western Chicago), IL, area know anything about this TR6, beyond what is in the description?
        1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
        2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
        Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
        Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RatRidgeRoadster View Post
          Sure is a nice looking car, but I see a dozen or more items that aren't quite correct and a few more areas I just don't like. Chief among them is the front and rear clips, if not the entire tub is from a later model car.
          NOT questioning you Jim, just trying to educate myself. What tipped you off to the front and rear clips coming from a later car?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wbwood View Post
            Just curious...does anyone in the St. Charles (western Chicago), IL, area know anything about this TR6, beyond what is in the description?
            I have never seen this car, and wonder if it is just being unveiled? We have our big all British show coming up on September 9th, wonder if it will be there? To my knowledge, this car does not belong to a member of the Illinois club. It sure is pretty.

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            • #7
              In the photo gallery it shows that new wing & door panels were used.

              What I find curious is that in the photos, it shows what look to be original Michelins, two of which are badly worn on the inside.
              Wondering if this was from a collision; but owner/seller hasn't responded, yet.
              Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 08-09-2018, 09:15 AM.
              Walt
              CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
              poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SapphireBlue72 View Post
                In the photo gallery it shows that new wing & door panels were used.

                What I find curious is that in the photos, it shows what look to be original Michelins, two of which are badly worn on the inside.
                Wondering if this was from a collision; but owner/seller hasn't responded, yet.
                On the frame photos, we see old tires.....but it's during restoration process....
                Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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                • #9
                  Found out a bit more. The car was restored at a shop in Woodstock, IL. The guy is a former racer, and preps many European cars for racing and the street. He is NOT a TRiumph expert, but he seems to have this TR6 looking quite good.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Elwood View Post
                    ...The guy is a former racer, and preps many European cars for racing and the street. He is NOT a TRiumph expert,....

                    Irv,
                    Not questioning your statement; just noting what the BAT description says about the seller: "The seller, a former British Leyland mechanic, states that with the exception of the paintwork, he completed the restoration himself." I suppose one could be "a former British Leyland mechanic" and still not be a TRiumph expert.

                    Warren
                    1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
                    2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
                    Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
                    Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Elwood View Post

                      NOT questioning you Jim, just trying to educate myself. What tipped you off to the front and rear clips coming from a later car?
                      Pardon the formatting, I had a hard time placing the pictures where they should be.

                      Three things in this picture alone.
                      • Humps on the upper surface of inner valance for license plate lights.
                      • Sealing pad covering round plate at the rear of trunk floor. Early models were seam sealed around the perimeter.
                      • Ground tab at tail lamp opening (74 or later).





                      Noticed this after my post:
                      • Later models had a plate with a bulge where steering column enters the engine bay. It has been drilled out in this pic.
































                      .
                      • Until the mid or late 70 model, the indentation for the air cleaner did not run the full length of the wheel arch.




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                      Last edited by RatRidgeRoadster; 08-09-2018, 02:13 PM.
                      R3
                      Jim Herter Copperas Cove, TX
                      Original Owner ֍ 1970 TR6 ֎ CC 50990 LO
                      VDU 506H

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                      • #12
                        Very nice car. Great eye Jim. I see that the front clip or at least the front right wheel arch has been replaced with a later part, but I don't see anything odd about the rear clip. Even has the one year right rear inner fender.

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                        • #13
                          Posted the same time as you Jim. I see now. Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wbwood View Post


                            Irv,
                            Not questioning your statement; just noting what the BAT description says about the seller: "The seller, a former British Leyland mechanic, states that with the exception of the paintwork, he completed the restoration himself." I suppose one could be "a former British Leyland mechanic" and still not be a TRiumph expert.

                            Warren
                            Hey Warren. No worries. One of our club members saw this car under restoration in a shop. The seller could be a former British Leyland mechanic, the guy in the shop where the car was seen is definitely not.

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                            • #15
                              THANKS, Jim.

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