Tony's TR6 Restoration Site
Situated in Perth, Western Australia
TR6 1971 PI
Date of build: 9th August 1971
Despatched to the Tourist Trophy Garage Ltd, Farnham on the 12th August 1971
Original colour was Saffron with Black interior
At long last I finally have a TR6. I'm fulfilling a boyhood dream of owning one. Ever since I saw my first one many, (many), years ago. I didn't realise I would be approaching 60 yrs of age before obtaining it. That's me on the left.
The vehicle was in bits when I received it and was a real jigsaw puzzle. However, with the help of my forum friends at the TR Register UK (they are a wealth of information and nice blokes too), I believe I can restore this magnificent sports car to it's former glory. Thanks to my mate Mark (Marks) too, for having a great TR6 for referral and for his input.
The car was a rolling chassis with the tub on and body panels fastened by a couple of bolts each one.
The parts (of which there are many), were in cardboard boxes. I have repacked and labelled the parts in plastic bags which really helps (me).
The really astute of you will have noticed that the body (tub) panels are assembled with nuts and bolts and what looks like airplane rivets. Apparently, this was not the normal assembly procedure at the Triumph Canley plant. If anyone can shed any light on this, Please drop me a line.
Needless to say, the body will stay like this as it is unique to this vehicle and well worth preserving. More pics of this procedure below.
6 Cyl 2500cc
Stage 2 Head
Lucas Fuel Injection
Compression 10.5 :1
Double valve springs
J Type overdrive
Uprated drive shafts
Electric water pump
Rear Disc brakes