Sweat and Gears - JULY 2012 feature car
Bob choose the Triumph TR6 when he was working
his way thru college. He fell in love with the wood
dash and the big inline 6 engine. He promised himself someday he would have
one. In 1987 he decided it was time to fulfill
the promise to himself and spent 6 months looking all over the
United States for a great example TR6. Bob was living in Champaign,
IL and his twin brother was living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bob
told his brother about his quest. His brother said he had
passed a collector car dealership in Fort Wayne and thought he had
seen a TR6 in the showroom. Bob called the dealership and they
said that yes they had an excellent TR6 in the showroom that had
basically been a one owner car, with only 32,000 miles on it. It was red and basically all original. Bob drove up to Fort Wayne
the next Saturday; arrived at the showroom at 9am; by
11am he was driving the TR6 back to Illinois.
original owners were 2 brothers who lived together and the TR6 was their
“date car” and only used for that purpose and always kept in the
garage. Bob called the brothers and asked why they were
selling the car and was told that one brother was getting married
and the other single brother could not buy him out.
Bob has owned it ever since.
Bob has a letter from the
It now has 73,000 original miles on the odometer. Bob has it to drive!!!!!!!!!!