Bought myself a TR6

Bought myself a TR6

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Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Thursday 4th June 2020
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Having spent the last year looking for a classic Mustang and getting tired of seeing panel gaps ranging from 1mm at the top of the wing to 10mm at the bottom, I decided to look at something else biggrin

Picked up this TR6, 40km up the road from where I live in Germany. It's a lovely little thing smile

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions over here you can't just rock up at the local town hall and register it, you have to make an appointment and as such I have had to wait a week and a half to be allowed to register it, which I'm finally doing today!! After all the beautiful weather it's now going to rain for at least another week. Typical!









Wacky Racer

34,345 posts

214 months

Thursday 4th June 2020
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Very nice indeed, looks a nice example. Hope you enjoy it smile

Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Monday 8th June 2020
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This was fun biggrin



hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Thursday 11th June 2020
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Looks a really nice sorted car. They are great cars with bags of Character, also they have that lovely straight six rasp. I love mine.


Yertis

16,221 posts

233 months

Thursday 11th June 2020
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hilly10 said:
Looks a really nice sorted car. They are great cars with bags of Character, also they have that lovely straight six rasp. I love mine.

I've had mine for 25 years now, and I've just come in from the garage having been gazing lovingly at it. It's just a great all round sportscar – not too expensive, not too thirsty, not stupidly fast but can keep up, not stupidly raw. Reliable. Rugged. Just a nice balance.

RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Thursday 11th June 2020
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I've just got one too. I like it but can't wait for some shows to be allowed.



Edited by RATATTAK on Thursday 11th June 23:24

TR4man

4,267 posts

141 months

Thursday 11th June 2020
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I’d certainly have another.

I used one as a daily driver in the 80s.


hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Friday 12th June 2020
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We do love our TR6 don’t we boys, some lovely examples here. As said can’t wait for a few gatherings to start

Yertis finally carried out the black behind the grill




Edited by hilly10 on Friday 12th June 06:46

Yertis

16,221 posts

233 months

Friday 12th June 2020
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hilly10 said:
We do love our TR6 don’t we boys, some lovely examples here. As said can’t wait for a few gatherings to start

Yertis finally carried out the black behind the grill




Edited by hilly10 on Friday 12th June 06:46
thumbup I opened the thread and noticed that before I read your comment!

Looks alot better I think, don't you? Your car was lovely anyway, but the grille area looks so much more cohesive with that done. There are often comments about this on the FB group I've noticed.

Edited to add...

wink Now you just need to source some chrome-edged repeater lenses. Not easy to find, but not impossible...


Edited by Yertis on Friday 12th June 15:29

RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Friday 12th June 2020
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Yertis said:
Now you just need to source some chrome-edged repeater lenses. Not easy to find, but not impossible...
True, I'm waiting for one side from Rimmer Bros ... can't remember which side I need but it's not in stock frown

Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Lovely to see so many TR6's on here, I'm really starting to enjoy mine thumbup

Last Friday was great weather over here so we took a trip to Cochem next to the Mosel river. Absolutely lovely and we ended up doing nearly 200kms, my big bald forehead is now a brown crispy mess and Mrs A has told me off, again, for not wearing a hat. biggrin

BigMon

2,858 posts

96 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Some beautiful cars on here. I am very envious!

Adenauer

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203 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Just got another picture sent to me from our lap on the ring, very shiny paint smile


hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Great picture

rev-erend

21,062 posts

251 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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It's got carbs.

Where is the injection.

I had a TR6 for a few years, really enjoyed it but did have some issues with the quality of after market parts.

RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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rev-erend said:
It's got carbs.

Where is the injection.

I had a TR6 for a few years, really enjoyed it but did have some issues with the quality of after market parts.
Carbs went on all USA exports, and bigger tyres too.

RDMcG

16,431 posts

174 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Lovely!

rev-erend

21,062 posts

251 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Was it called the TR250 over in the states.

RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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rev-erend said:
Was it called the TR250 over in the states.
Well yes and no ... the UK TR5 was exported with carbs to the USA as the TR250 ... the UK TR6 was exported with carbs to the USA as the TR6. About 80,000 TR6s went to the USA whereas about 8,000 were sold in UK.

hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Mine ain’t got Carbs, it’s PI