Triumph TR6

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Triumph TR6
Triumph TR6 (2).jpg
Manufacturer Triumph Motor Company
Production 1968–1976
Assembly Coventry, England
Body and chassis
Class Roadster
Layout FR layout
Engine 2.5-litre straight-6
Transmission 4-speed manual[1]
all synchromesh[2]
with optional overdrive[3]
Wheelbase 2,235 mm (88.0 in)[1]
Length 3,950 mm (155.5 in)[1]
Width 1,550 mm (61.0 in)[1]
Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in)[1]
Kerb weight 1,130 kg (2,491 lb)[1]
Predecessor Triumph TR5
TR250 (United States and Canada)
Successor Triumph TR7

The Triumph TR6 (1968–76) is a sports car built by British Triumph Motor Company between 1968 and 1976. It was the best-seller of the TR range when production ended, a record subsequently surpassed by the TR7. Of the 94,619 TR6s produced, 86,249 were exported; only 8,370 were sold in the UK.[4]

The bodywork was generally similar to the TR4/TR5,[5] but the front and back ends were squared off, reportedly based on a consultancy contract involving Karmann.


All TR6s were powered by Triumph's 2.5-litre straight-6, with the same Lucas mechanical fuel-injection as the TR5 for the United Kingdom and global markets, and carburetted for the United States, as had been the US-only TR250. The TR6PI (petrol-injection) system helped the home-market TR6 produce 150 bhp (110 kW) (145 hp DIN) at model introduction.

The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission. An optional electrically switched overdrive operated on second, third, and fourth gears on early models and third and fourth on later ones. Construction was traditional frame. Other features included semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15-inch (380 mm) wheels and tires, pile carpet on floors and trunk/boot, bucket seats, and full instrumentation. Brakes were discs at the front and drums at the rear. A factory steel hardtop was optional, requiring two people to deploy. The dashboard was walnut veneer. Other factory options included a rear anti-roll bar and a limited-slip differential.

The UK version TR6PI could accelerate from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.2 seconds and had a top speed of 120 mph (190 km/h) according to Autocar magazine.[6]

As of 2016, approximately 3400 licensed and 1300 SORN TR6s were registered with the DVLA in the UK.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "1969 Triumph TR6". Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Autotest: Triumph TR6 PI". Autocar. 130. Vol. (nbr3818). 17 April 1969. pp. 2–6. 
  3. ^ "British Motor Heritage Limited". Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  4. ^ "A History of the TR6". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Autotest: Triumph TR6 PI". Autocar. 130. Vol. (nbr3818). 17 April 1969. pp. 2–6 "... so Karmann Ghia were consulted for a quick rejuvenating process, and the result is a kind of smoothed out TR with fashionable and effective use of matte black for the radiator grill and undercut tail panel". 
  6. ^ Autocar, full road test 1969
  7. ^ "How Many Left web site". Retrieved 2011-07-17. 

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