The Triumph TR6 looked like a new car, but it was really a very clever Karmann facelift of the TR5. All that was changed were the front and rear panelwork, which were re-shaped into a more modern style, including the infamous ‘grinning’ radiator grille.
The doors and windscreen were still taken straight from the TR4, as were the underpinnings. Wider wheels were fitted, and were steel as standard, with stylish chrome trim rings to maintain the exclusive look. Inside, the seats were given a little extra padding, but under the bonnet things continued as with the TR5/TR250, with fuel injection and 150bhp for most of the world and 104bhp with carburettors for the USA.
The TR6 remained unchanged until 1976, when the TR7 was rushed in to replace it, but the relationship between the two cars was limited to the TR name only – there were no carry-over parts.
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