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    Hello!!

    I am looking at a 1969 TR6 in Lewisville, Texas and would like to know if we have anyone near there who could stop by and see it in person. The car appears to be a very nice driver repainted in black with wire wheels and a tan interior (also not the original color but looks very nice). Unfortunately I am too far away to just stop in to see the car in person. It is for sale on consignment from Garrett Classics in Lewisville; and they have been really great when I have talked with them but their background is more in American cars.

    The one concern I have is with the floors. They were replaced and I just would like to have someone knowledgeable take a look at how they were done.

    here is a link to their inventory page for the TR6... https://www.garrettclassics.com/1969-triumph-tr-6

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!! Curt (I can also be reached at 513 713-9479)

  • #2
    Looks like a nice car. Good Luck Curt.

    Cheers
    Tush
    81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
    73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
    62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
    60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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    • #3
      Thanks Tush!! If this all goes through and I bring it home I'll add some pictures!

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      • #4
        Probably a fair or okay value for a Driver at $17-18K in todays market. Add on maybe $2K for overdrive, if it works properly, is it A-Type OD?
        Passenger door gap would drive me bonkers, sticking out like it does. Why???
        Fresh slapped on shiny black coating on sills/rockers & some underneath would cover a lot of sins (rust).
        Gauges in drive video indicate a need to open the dash for gauge or wiring repairs.
        Dash is nice. Seats nice.
        Engine sounds good; what does it mean when an engine has been gone through? Complete BS, get a compression check, ask for receipts.
        Cheap tires. And, that rear shock absorber, ugh.
        Paint chip should have been fixed rather than reported.
        It is so much better to deal with an owner/restorer who can tell you about the restoration & not hide metal areas with black paint.
        They are asking way too much money, and I don't even see the price.

        Okay, you asked.
        Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 02-06-2020, 11:05 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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        • JCDonahue
          JCDonahue commented
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          Thanks for the insights! :-)

          I think the passenger door in one of the pictures wasn't closed all the way. The gap at the b-pillar seems okay in most of the pictures, but without someone seeing it in person I could be wrong. I am concerned about the possibility of 'hidden sins' (rust), especially since the floors were replaced. If they were rusty there had to be other rust as well. I had noticed the rear tube shocks too and they are supposed to be getting some additional pictures of how that was done.

          All good helpful observations... Thanks!!!

      • #5
        Originally posted by SapphireBlue72 View Post
        Probably a fair or okay value for a Driver at $17-18K in todays market. Add on maybe $2K for overdrive, if it works properly, is it A-Type OD?
        Passenger door gap would drive me bonkers, sticking out like it does. Why???
        Fresh slapped on shiny black coating on sills/rockers & some underneath would cover a lot of sins (rust).
        Gauges in drive video indicate a need to open the dash for gauge or wiring repairs.
        Dash is nice. Seats nice.
        Engine sounds good; what does it mean when an engine has been gone through? Complete BS, get a compression check, ask for receipts.
        Cheap tires.
        Paint chip should have been fixed rather than reported.
        It is so much better to deal with an owner/restorer who can tell you about the restoration & not hide metal areas with black paint.
        They are asking way too much money, and I don't even see the price.

        Okay, you asked.
        Looks like an A Type based on the round castle cap.

        Cheers
        Tush

        81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
        73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
        62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
        60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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        • #6
          The closest one as shown in the latest 6Pack Newsletter is in Houston. That's Bruce Cooper at (281) 362-0536. [email protected]. Probably too far to do a Surrogate check in Dallas, but maybe Bruce is up for a nice drive?

          Dick

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          • #7
            Thanks all!!

            The dealer who is selling the TR provided some additional information and I have decided not to pursue this car. Just a few too many concerns at this price point so I am going to keep looking. Again, the dealer has been really good to work with; from what I can tell from our text messages and phone calls they are a very honest and 'up front' business. I'd give them five stars!!

            So... if anyone knows of a nice reasonably priced 1969 TR6 please let me know!

            Thanks again!!!

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            • #8
              One of those pictures shows the passenger side front wheel looking aft. It looks like they cut the floors out and laid in the new floors over them leaving a big ugly open seam. Fixable but ...lets just say I am not a fan. Also they lost the rear bumper support brackets and just bolted the ends of the rear bumpers to the body. Fixable yes. But makes me wonder what else they have done/not dome.

              Regards-
              cygan

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              • JCDonahue
                JCDonahue commented
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                thanks Cygan!!

                Skootch had pointed out the floor issue so I was getting more information on that. I had not noticed the missing rear bumper support brackets but I see that now. Thanks for pointing that out.

                As you mentioned, all fixable things but given what they are trying to get for this TR it doesn't seem like one that I'll go after. (unless the seller and dealer agree to something less)

            • #9
              Curt, does it have to be a 69 TR6?

              Cheers
              Tush
              81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
              73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
              62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
              60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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              • JCDonahue
                JCDonahue commented
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                Hi Tush!

                A few years ago I picked up a 'barn find' 1969 Triumph TR6, it was in an actual barn in upstate NY when we picked it up. I have finally had time to start on it and it may be more of a good parts car than a project car, or at least it may be more of a project than I am up for. So I have decide to look for one that is running and in good shape. I guess I've realized I'd rather be driving a TR than spending years rebuilding this one. If I had room and enough funds doing both would be cool but two TRs may be too much for my available garage space.

                Anyway, I am partial to the 1969 cars mainly because they seem just a little more 'quirky' than the later cars. So for now I am primarily looking for a 1969 TR6. And I'm not a purist so it doesn't have to be completely original but the closer to original the better.

                Thanks!!

            • #10
              Originally posted by Tush View Post
              Curt, does it have to be a 69 TR6?

              Cheers
              Tush

              I keep asking him about that...at least Curt is consistent
              So much rust, so little time

              64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
              67 GT6 Mk1
              68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
              71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
              81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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              • #11
                Curt,

                Why not buy a good bones, driver TR6 and back date it to a 69? It checks all the boxes, you get to drive a TR6, you get to tinker with a TR6 (replace seats, add a scuttle vent, rebuild your 69 engine and install it) and you open up the possibilities on getting a good car.

                What's the guys handle on here who did the black one back to a 69? TrippZs? Beautiful car.

                My final .02 sense. Well, at least for today
                1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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                • JCDonahue
                  JCDonahue commented
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                  hmm... a counterfeit 1969 TR6!

              • #12
                Originally posted by skootch13 View Post
                Curt,

                Why not buy a good bones, driver TR6 and back date it to a 69? It checks all the boxes, you get to drive a TR6, you get to tinker with a TR6 (replace seats, add a scuttle vent, rebuild your 69 engine and install it) and you open up the possibilities on getting a good car.

                What's the guys handle on here who did the black one back to a 69? TrippZs? Beautiful car.

                My final .02 sense. Well, at least for today
                Texas Car...jimmy....I think.
                81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
                73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
                62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
                60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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                • #13
                  Jimmy Richards

                  dont believe it’s his car. His is REALLY nice
                  So much rust, so little time

                  64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
                  67 GT6 Mk1
                  68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
                  71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
                  81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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                  • JCDonahue
                    JCDonahue commented
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                    Hello! The people at the dealership told me that the owner is in very bad health and his son is selling the car to help with expenses. I do not know Jimmy Richards but hopefully he is doing okay and this is not about him.

                    Unfortunately since the actual owner is unavailable the dealer can only work with the son and apparently he doesn't know much about the TR. It probably is a very nice car... just too many questions coming up for it to be at this price point, at least for me.

                • #14
                  I'm thinking of this guy. Tripp74. We saw the car at the Mohican TRials.

                  https://forums.6-pack.org/the-6-pack...ewing-pleasure
                  1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                  1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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                  • JCDonahue
                    JCDonahue commented
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                    Interesting that it is the same color scheme as the one in Texas. :-)

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