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Triumph TR6 - TR 6 Buyer's Guide? An Opportunity?
|A fellow by the name of Michael Antonick wrote a superb book called the Illustrated Buyer's Guide, Corvette. I have the fourth edition but please don't hold that Corvette thing against me. If it were possible to duplicate this book for the TR6 we would all have a copy tucked under our pillows. It not only illustrates every generation and every subtle change year to year it details every year's car with colors & codes for body & interior and provides the original order # by item complete with description and sticker price for the car and all options. With this book it is possible to go nuts on correctness or understand the variances from stock if you prefer to stray. I think that I have heard from at least one of you that records in the UK were lost or destroyed. True? Since we do not have a museum with every original stock TR6 for reference maybe we should build a virtual reference data base. Is such a thing possible? I would be willing to help administratively. Is this in part what CDII does Rick? I defer to those of you who have knowledge and years of experience for comment. Ken.|
I would take a 60's Corvette in a heart beat. I just don't have that kind of dough.
There are some records left. I have the British Heritage certficate for my car. I sent them the VIN only and they came back with the certificate showing the engine #, color of the car, interior, who it was shipped to and on what ship. They could have made up the ship part. They got everything right though. So, some records do exist still.
|HP Henry Patterson|
CDIIs job is to help us keep them on the road. You will see this when you get the file "unRARed". Looking over the CD will give you a few evenings of enjoyment:)
The TR is just not in the class of the vette.
The corvette is an institution in its own. THE longest running production sports car in NA? The value of a corvette FOR SALE seems to have more value if it is a "numbers matching" car. This is not the case for our LBCs.
Yes I would love to have a '63 split rear window Sting-Ray...nicely equipped $4,350.00....back then:)
|Know what you mean Rick. I've been hot on pre 68 Vette's for as long as I can remember but it's a budget thing for many of us. My dream stable would include a 56 to 62. A 57 fuelie would be nice.|
If we where all smarter and richer in our younger days, we would have bought up a bunch of "numbers matching" vettes and sold them now and retired on the proceeds!
|Ken- there is such a book or 2 or 3 out there. Just googlr TR6 books and you'll find them. I am sure there are a few posters on this board who sleep with a copy or 2 under their pillow. They just aren't MAN enough to admit it!|
Ken, Don Kelly sleeps with a laminated personalized Dan Masters schematic under his pillow.
|Seems like we need a thread dedicated to listing recommended reference books for TR6 cars... maybe all Triumph cars. I'll get it going and who knows, maybe it'll become a good reference base now and in archives down the road for those interested. It would have helped me get up to speed. All in favour? Ken|
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