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Buyers Guide to the Triumph TR6

The last of the separate chassis TRs, being a TR5 with a re-styled body by Karmann of West Germany. North American types had twin Stromberg carburettors; the rest of the world got Lucas fuel injection. There were several updates. CP Commission Number cars had 150bhp with injection, measured to different standards, and not as big a de-tune as it looked. 91850 cars built 1968 to 1976.

FACTS & FIGURES

Manufactured

TR6 PI manufactured November 1968 to February 1975. TR6 Carb manufactured September 1968 to July 1976.

Production Figures TR6 PI

Produced for the Home Market - 8370
Produced for the Export Market - 5333
Total - 13703

Production Figures TR6 Carb

Produced for the Home Market - n/a
Produced for the Export Market - 78147
Total - 78147

Basic Price TR6 PI

£1333-19s-1d

Basic Price TR6 Carb

$3375

Optional Extras

Wire wheels, hardtop, overdrive, tonneau cover.

Suspension Details

Front: Independent by unequal length double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic dampers. Rack and pinion steering.

Rear:Independent rear suspension (IRS) by semi trailing arm, coil springs and lever arm dampers.

Wheels: Pressed steel disc with 5.5 x 15 tyres.

Will it fit in the garage?

Wheelbase 2,235 mm (88.0 in)
Length 3,950 mm (155.5 in)
Width 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in)
Kerb weight 1,130 kg (2,491 lb)
Quote from Autocar, 17 April 1969:
" It is very much a masculine machine, calling for beefy muscles, bold decisions, and even ruthlessness on occasion. It could be dubbed the last real sports car..."

Engine Details

6 Cylinder 74.7mm x 95mm 2498cc engine.

TR6 Petrol Injection (Lucas Indirect Fuel Injection) for UK markets

CP Series 150 bhp @ 5500rpm

CR Series 125bhp @ 5000rpm

Twin Stromberg 175CD Carburettors for US and other export markets.

CC Series 104bhp @ 4500rpm

CF series 106bhp @ 4900rpm

TR6 Engine animated exploded diagram

Performance Data

PERFORMANCE DATA TR6 PI (CP) (AUTOCAR) TR6 PI (CR) (TRIUMPH) TR6 CARB (CC) (ROAD) TR6 CARB (CF) (TRIUMPH)
0 - 30 mph 3.0 s 3.5 s 4.0 s 3.5 s
0 - 50 mph 6.3 s 7.0 s 7.6 s 8.5 s
0 - 60 mph 8.2 s 9.5 s 10.7 s 11.5 s
0 - 90 mph 20.2 s 22.5 s no data 26.0 s
0 - 100 mph 29.0 s no data 39.0 s no data
Standing ¼ mile 16.3 s 17.0 s 18.5 s 18.1 s
Overall Fuel Consumption 19.8 mpg 22 mpg 24.6 mpg 29 mpg
Mean Max. Speed 119 mph 116 mph 111 mph 111 mph