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Triumph TR6 - EBAY TR6

This one looks nice but is this what are are selling them for today ?? $ ?? also the person listed as a 4 cyl.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80757&item=4540373892&rd=1
Marcello

Probably a salesman typo regarding the cylinders..but the car is verrrrrry nice...I must admit I caught a wee bit of drool on the left side of my mouth ! haha
Charlie
Charlie B.

Charlie,
No doubt she looks perfect but we are now up in the Jag prices soon.
Marcello

Your right Marcello....I'd hate to see the price go so high it becomes out of reach for the average guy who'd love a TR6 and give it a good home..then he'd be afraid to drive it and drive it hard like I enjoy doing to mine now and then.
Charlie
Charlie B.

Seems more like he is seeing if someone will take the bait and swallow the hook. I noticed the number of people that had bid on it. The other possibiility is that it is some sort of joke, think about the listing day for a moment.

On the just in case it is "serious," in this country TR6s have not been going for this type of price. I have seen some incredibly nice cars go in the low to mid 20's, but that is it and less than a handful at that. The claim is there was 70K$ spent on the car, well, BFD. Odds are that most everyone with one of these that bought it more or less as a keeper has spent more on the car than they could hope to get out of it. This just seems to be a more extreme case of that than most.

It will be interesting one to watch, but I will be suprised if there is much change in the number of bids.
SteveP

That has to be a scam. I picked up on it right away--there are no dangling, unconnected wires hanging under the dash as is proper in a TR6!

Compared to what other cars are going for, if this car is really restored to the level they claim, somebody might buy it!

If the rain lets up, I'm going to go check out the Barret-Jackson car auction today. Last year, my boys and I walked in just as a Chevelle Super Sport went for over $100,000. Right now, its pretty nasty out with one of wicked cold fronts moving through, and we're expecting overnight weather maybe even down to the high 50's! If I go out there and get some good pictures of anything interesting, I'll try to get them to Charlie.

And yes, I will sell my TR6 for a lot less than that one!

John
JL Bryan

I don't see the overdrive unit in there either.
B
Bryn

This same discussion was discussed when AH 3000s went over 20K. How much are they now? Better keep a close eye on our 6s from theives.
Gene Holtzclaw

This TR6 is probably the finest example of a restored TR6. It looks so good, I would be afraid to drive it.
Why would a guy spend $70,000 to restore a car then sell it Presumably for less than $35,000?
Maybe a case of she got the car in the settlement:)
Good luck selling it for that much.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

For that kind of money I would want electronic ignition, a better coil,decent sway bar mounts ,a spin on oil filter with cooler and an oil pan thats not covered in oil!
Nice paint and interior though : I like the rear spaeker mounting regards John
jh omeara

JL,
I fell off my chair when i read your ...."there are no dangling, unconnected wires hanging under the dash as is proper in a TR6!" I laughed...

Well for the most part I am all for someone dropping the coin to make it perfect but if it is a scam man it ony makes us true driver/owners look bad to the TR6 lookers.
Marcello


It sure looks nice and probably is but..... I have almost been burned by judging a car by a photo. The one I was looking at looked so good I almost sent the guy a deposit. I just wanted it. Fortunately I decided to make a 3 hour drive (one way) to check it out. There were many problems and I fell out of love with it right away. I'm not saying that this is the case with this but I sure would be skeptical about this one for that kind of money. It should be true concours with some kind of documents to prove it...like a win. It's claimed to be original BRG color but where is the picture of the commission tag? (unless I missed it). Look at picture 35. There looks to be a chip of paint missing by the scuttle vent area. Looks kind of yellow. Could be primer but I don't know of any yellow primer. Can anybody else see any other tell tale signs of a possible "cover up"? Maybe some undercoating on the frame? Like their disclaimer say's 'Look before bidding'. Even if it is 3000 miles away for some of us.

HP
HP Henry Patterson

Henry
You will never see a concours win with this TR6. Just to many visible mods from OE. That is the first time I have seen the radio antenna mounted on the back of the car where it is( if that is a radio antenna).
For $31,000+ I would also be wanting some sort of warranty.

Give me a "beater" TR6 and for $20,000 she will look like she just came off the production line.
I will say that the bid count remains at the big goose egg.
Rick C
Rick Crawford


Rick,

Good point on the mod's.

Look closely at the air vents in the dash. I think they mounted what appears to be stereo tweeters in there. Pretty cool idea. But for me an overkill...my original BL FM radio is good enough. I'd rather hear the engine.

BTW. How's your rebuild coming? I was in Florida for a week and may have missed some of your postings.

HP
HP Henry Patterson


Now why would anyone not install new bolts on the front end as well as new nylocs? Sure would like to run a paint thickness gauge over that puppy.

For total original they blew it with the stereo and leather seats! So it is in fact rodded!

So why not really go hog wild and put on a stainless exhaust? The buck and a half tailpipe clamps are an awesome sign of the high quality workmanship your likley to find were its hard to see.

Bill

Bill Brayford

HE SPEAKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome back Dr.Bill.
Glad to see you posting again.
Hope you are feeling much better Bill.


Henry, see post to Charlie's head light plugs re my rebuild.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Sharp eyes guys! Fun picking apart some other guy's car isn't it and with that price, they asked for it. Concours it's not but I'd still like to have it. There is a paint chip in the scuttle area - no doubt, and it does look yellow. There is an O/D as you can see the lever in pic 29 and underneath pics show what looks like an O/D unit. Anybody notice that the finisher clip on the "plastichrome" windshield trim is missing? The gap looks wide, which would indicate the big strip is the original, which shrank with age (like on my '76).Helluva nice looking 6 though.

Cheers,
Bob E
76-6
Bob Evans

I agree its a nice looking car,but for 70 k you
would think it would have all its badges,then again
we all know the cost to restore these cars.i've seen
this same dealer list a maroon tr6 for about 17k not to
long ago,it will be interesting if it keeps popping on
ebay over the next few months.
Malcolm
M Macdonald

Also, I noticed the trunk isn't exactly flush with the rear fenders. Mine isn't flush, and it bugs me, but after going to a car show here that had a lot of TR6's, I don't think any of them were perfectly flush.

I decided today that I could probably spend $10 grand on my car and sell it for about $15, or maybe I could spend $15 and sell it for a bit more. It isn't worth it!
These cars are meant to be driven, not to be babied in a trailer.

John
JL Bryan

John
If some sucker pays the big bucks for it, yes it probably will be a queen or maybe sit in some museum. We sure are having fun tearing it apart...are we jealious??

Agreed John, they must be driven!
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Rick:

Jealous? Absolutely, however, my TR buddy Bruce who just joined this BBS has a BRG '70 that pretty much looks just as good as this one. The only possible exception is paint. While Bruce's is very, very nice, the paint on this car is superb (with the exception of that chip you pointed out). Maybe if we offered $15K CDN they'd bite???
BTW - finding all kinds of neat stuff on the CD - it's amazing how much info you guys stuffed in there. Even has little TR toons and emblems - cool!

Cheers,
Bob
Bob Evans

I agree, it comes down to are we jealous? is it envy? or are we upset that the car should be listed less. Or is it a good thing to see our cars climb in rate.

All I know is that it looks great and I wouldn't say no to it if it fell on to my lawn. But, I certainly wouldn't pay what they want.
Marcello

.....Oh ome more thing,

picture 34 on the ebay site in question. What is the reason or advantage to foil pad the under side or bonet? Does it generate that much heat, or not enough?
MV
Marcello

Then there's the one with a Buick V8...
Tom

Marcello
The foil is suppose to keep the heat off of fresh paint so it will not blister:)

OK... so yes that is one reason. Also that big flat area is kinda plain Jane. Just adds a little something (not sure what) to it. Maybe attempting to make it look like the Maclaren FI...but the FI is gold foil! My underside of the bonnet has that area sprayed with black RINO liner stuff. I definitely prefer my black to that. IMHO makes that area more pleasing to look at. Marcello, like I said earlier, I doubt there will even be 1 bid on it. I think the seller is going to find out he is just not going to get that kind of money for it. I do not think our cars are there yet guys.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Rick,
I like the foil look I think I have a sheet in my garage left over when I did a dish washer install. I might do it.

As for the ebay car I agree I don't think they will get that much for it. If they do, well we have now reached a new market or this means people do indeed love these cars at any cost.
Marcello

Marcello
Only one problem though. We will all need to get our cars reappraised for insurance purposes and that translates to more $$$.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Insurance?
DON KELLY

$70,000! he must have added up all his of gas reciepts since the 70"s and counted them as money invested.
Christopher Trace

Here's the deal. We keep our cars insurance feasable today. When we're ready to sell we go to this persons appraiser and flip them on ebay for that amount.

Mr. Trace, indeed the gas is added in there and most likely the high octane and not the 70's price.
Marcello

There was one here which had a complete professional restoration done about 10 years ago. This thing had calender photos dedicated to it. It won 2nd overall in the combined car clubs State-wide show and reputedly cost the Scotsman "well over $50,000". I saw it last at a Honda dealership for sale for $32K and believe it was bought by someone on our East coast for around $27,000, where it continues to win prizes. It was a full concourse classic and I guess there is a place for that.

This one is far from concourse and I reckon an impulse buyer after a lottery win is what this guy is after!
Roger H

Hey guys our 35k$ tr6 is gone
last time i saw it there were
no bids.
Malcolm
M Macdonald

For that kind of money you would think they could have put the propper tach in the dash
Chip Collingwood

I would have expected to have decals on the rear fenders for that price.
D Hasara

I bet it will resurface in a month as a new and fresh approach with same price maybe just a slight lower.
Marcello

Didn't take a month. Its back already.
Gene Holtzclaw

wow....same link?
Marcello

I doubt it. It has been relisted.
Gene Holtzclaw

This firm is relentless. Well if it makes someone happy and they have the coin, and they also know no better , so be it.
Marcello

Looking at the pictures, it seems that the windshield frame is not painted black as it should be nor is the rear. For $35k it has to be perfect...!!!
Angel L. Traverso

This thread was discussed between 02/04/2005 and 11/04/2005

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