If the Spitfire was Triumph’s roadster for the masses, the TR6 was a car for serious lovers of open-air driving and speed. The Spitfire was underpowered even though it weighed only 1,500 pounds. However, the TR6 had decent power and a convincing performance straight out of the box.
The TR6 was a successor to the TR5 and the TR250, which was for U.S.-market only. They all shared the same basic construction, dimensions and design. They presented the TR6 in 1968 featuring disc brakes all around. Also, it came with an independent suspension and a 2.5-liter straight six engine that pumped out 145 HP. Thanks to its weight of just under 2,200 pounds, the TR6 was agile.
In fact, it was among the fastest power roadsters on the market in the late ‘60s. They ended its production in 1976 after making more than 90,000. Today, the TR6 is a popular choice for classic roadster fans who want the old school looks and feel with a decent performance and speed. You can find a decent example for around $20,000.