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1972 Triumph TR6
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1972 TR6 for sale. Runs, but is not currently drivable. It has an overheating problem that I do not have the time or patience to even begin to look into, which is why it is for sale. I have gone back to college and recently moved into an apartment, and do not have the time or space to deal with this car. It starts just fine, but begins to warm up and never settles into a comfortable temperature. The gauge just keeps going up. The thermostat is the only thing I've checked, and it's not that. Like I said, I don't have the time or money to track it down. Owned this car for 6 years now. The speedometer was swapped out for a different unit by the previous owner, so I don't know how many miles are on it. I worked at a restoration shop for TRs, Healeys, MGs, etc. etc. during the majority of my ownership of this car, which is how I came into possession of it. It has been meticulously maintained, and I have all receipts from my ownership, and a few from the previous owner. THE GOOD: Engine: has been completely rebuilt. Bored .040 over, new valve seals, guides, rings, bearings, front & rear seals, etc. etc. Runs like a clock and has plenty of power. Doesn't smoke at all. Monza exhaust system and Pacesetter header sound great. Dual Weber downdrafts. Electric fan. Brand new clutch & pressure plate, new throw-out bearing. Everything with this engine has less than 4,000 miles on it. I took compression after it overheated and it was very solid (168-175) all the way across the board. New rear suspension: Old lever shocks were swapped out for the tube shock conversion kit. Brand new electrical harness in the cockpit/dash and engine bay. Wiring was completely ripped out and redone about 5 years ago, and has not been hacked/modified/clipped in any way except to install a switch for the electric fan. Everything electrical works flawlessly, and has not given me a single problem during my ownership. No noises from transmission, drivetrain, anything. Very solid. New head unit/CD player. Seats are in great shape. Wooden dash has some wear, as do the carpets, but are very presentable. THE BAD: As I said before, it has an overheating problem that I don't have time to track down. It first started to overheat as I was leaving town and I pulled over immediately and shut it off. THE ENGINE DID NOT GO INTO THE RED ZONE ON THE TEMP GAUGE. Being a mechanic, I cut it off immediately when I saw it rising and parked it. The exhaust pipe is disconnected from the header. It's there, just needs to be slipped over the header down pipe. Has a little bit of rust on the rear valence panel. Could be patched very easily. Also the floorpans had been patched rather badly by a previous owner by cutting a hole in them, presumably where rust hole was, and then pop riveting a sheet of metal over them. There you have it. I've been as honest as I can possibly be. If you wanted a TR6 to restore, this is about as perfect a starter car as you could get. With a little work this could also be a great daily driver, which is what I used it for. It's always been very solid and reliable for me, and I hate to see it go, but I just don't have the time or space to work on it anymore.

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