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1976 Triumph TR6 Original Paint and Interior

Classics, European  /   /  By Derek Mau

eBay Listing: 1976 Triumph TR6

This may be classified as a “barn find” when the current seller came across this all-original 1976 Triumph TR6 with a factory hardtop. The original owner had only driven the car 52,000 up until it was sold in 2011. Each year, as told by the original owner, the TR-6 was taken out in April to be driven and put away in December. Even though the car resides in New York, it is free of rust and bondo. The Coco Brown paint is shiny and the tan interior is intact with no rips or tears.

1976 Triumph TR6

Mechanically, the TR-6 is sound. The seller did some basic maintenance while he had it and claims the car starts on the first try every time. The gearbox still shifts smoothly and pulls strong in every gear. The car has four new Michelin Redline tires and is dependable enough for a cross-country trip.

1976 Triumph TR6 motor

eBay seller, scungillee, has 100% positive feedback and had his Triumph insured by Hagerty for an appraised value of $25,000. Forty-three 1976 Triumph TR6 sold on eBay Motors in the past year. Good examples average near $14k and excellent condition ones average almost $22k.

Click the link to see the auction listing: 1976 Triumph TR6

1976 Triumph TR6

1976 Triumph TR6 original hardtop

1976 Triumph TR6 original documents

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  1. Ted Laturnus April 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Car is actually “Russet” brown. I know because I have one as well. ’76 was the only year for this colour, & BTW, that is not a factory hardtop….

    • Derek Mau April 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm Reply

      Ted, thanks for the attention to detail. I wonder why the seller says it has a “factory” hardtop.

      • Wayne Hardy April 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm Reply

        I agree with that bit on the top. I would bet on a “Snug Top” brand. That’s waht it looks like to me.

        • Jim Clark April 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm Reply

          It does look like a factory top, the mountings are correct and the headliner looks good and original. The “Snug Top” usually fit over the folded soft top. The factory top required removing the soft top and frame. While it is a factory top, it is the wrong color though, it should be russet brown like the car.

  2. Pete April 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I have a really beautiful 76 TR6 for sale Red! and in much better condition

  3. James Smith March 4, 2014 at 8:18 am Reply

    That is indeed a factory hard top. It has been vinyl covered in Black though. You can not mistake the beautiful lines of a TR6 with a factory hard top.

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