Tuesday, 8 March 2011
The Triumph TR6 PI (Petrol Injection) was in production from 1969 - 1976 during which time a then record 94,619 (Injection & Carburettor ) models were produced of which less than 10 percent were sold in the UK.
Allegedly the squared off look was the outcome of a consultancy contract with Karmann.
The Lucas Fuel injection gave the 2489cc / 151 cui straight 6 150hp though it is said the 104 hp carburettor US version was far more reliable. The car came with a standard 4 speed gearbox with overdrive on 2nd, 3rd & 4th available as an optional extra.
The performance figure from rest to 60 mph was 8.2 seconds with a top speed of 120 mph.
To bring the car safely to rest disc brakes were fitted to the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear independent suspension.
Unusually for the time the TR6 was made using a chassis with body panels bolted on rather than a monocoque (unitary) construction that had become widespread during the course of the 1960's.
Later TR6 PI's had a engines tuned to a more tractable 120 hp.
The registration plate on this vehicle indicates this vehicle may have first been registered in Kent between 1974 and 1975.
If you'd like to experience a TR6 but with an older style body you could try signing up with the Huet Brothers in the Netherlands for a ride in an HB Special complete with tuned TR6 motor and chassis.
If you have any TR6 experiences or memories, please do not be shy share them below.
Hope you have enjoyed today's fuel injected edition of 'Gettin' a lil' psycho on tyres' and that you'll join me again tomorrow for a 50th Birthday Celebration. Don't forget to come back now !