The age of the affordable sports car was heralded by Triumph. The TR6 earned the moniker “poor man’s e-type jaguar” upon its launch. Despite its price of £1,500, it quickly gained a cult following and became a much-desired car among teenage boys.
Compared to its rivals of the time, such as the MGB, the TR6 was more rudimentary in its engineering. With 150 horsepower under the hood, this masculine two-seater could go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds, which is still impressive even by today’s standards.
The Triumph TR6 is often regarded as the last true, rugged, and brawny British sports car. Triumph manufactured the TR6 in large quantities, with over 77,000 of the reported total 91,850 units exported to the US, and just over 8,000 sold in the UK. It’s clear that the TR6 was a hugely popular car, and it’s not difficult to see why.
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