1975 Triumph TR6 Review
Fun To Drive, But Expect To Be Under It Almost As Much As You're In It. — Bought a used one in 1984. First thing necessary was to rebuild the entire engine. Then it was a constant parade of repairs on Carbs, brake and clutch hydraulics,front end suspension parts, cooling system,interior, convertible top...the list goes on and on. Performance is excellent. Handling is excellent, Brakes are superb. Appearance is outstanding...looks like a true sports car should. Rattles and squeaks like all British cars do, but who cares? Driving this car is the most fun I've ever had in any car. All the inherent problems with British cars seem non-important compared to the fun of driving this British roadster.
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: gutsy engine, doesn't even break a sweat going 80mph. brakes pull it to a stop fast,
Cons: expect repairs...rattles, shakes, shimmies, and a parade of replacement parts
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