It's time to sell my daily driver, a Signal Red 1969 TR6. It's a 4 speed, non-overdrive car, has Monza dual exhaust, 4 minilite wheels with fresh rubber and a spare wire wheel. The car has no rust at all. When I bought it, it ran and drove reasonably well, but in the last 2 years I've worked with two very reputable shops to go through it, including, but not limited to:- fully rebuilt engine, including repaired head, new pistons and rings, honed cylinders, new valves, valve springs, oil pump, EGR valve, etc, etc
- mostly new electrical system, including alternator, new lights and wiring where needed, correct Smith gauges where needed
- brake system refresh (new master & slave cylinders, new pads)
- suspension re-fresh all around (new shocks, wheel bearings)
- steering system re-fresh (bushings checked and replaced where needed)
- new gas cap, new fuel gauge sending unit gasket (tank came out and was inspected)
I've put around $20k into it in 2 years (records will go with car) and it now runs beautifully, steers, shifts, stops and works like it should. Radio, heat, wipers, all lights, choke, windows, everything works. I drive it about 15 minutes to/from work every day and don't hesitate to jump in this car and drive to San Francisco and back. 1969 is the first and most desirable year - only about 6,000 TR6 were imported in'69. It does not have the power-zapping emissions equipment, higher bumpers, bumperettes and electrical complexity of the later cars. Since the engine rebuild, this car feels really quick. It has always cornered well - it has sharp turn-in and none of the oversteer that TR6's sometimes have.
Those who know these cars know that the work is never done, and this one is no exception. Here are some things that the next owner could tackle:
- The soft top has good mechanicals, operates well and is water tight, but is missing a one snap (you can see this in photo 4) and has a 1/8 tear (patched).
- The car got an original color re-paint at some point before my ownership; it is good but not concourse.
- Speedometer and Tach need calibration (or I've really been speeding for two years)
- Passenger door latch needs adjustment - this accounts for the gap you see in the photos; I will try to fix this before sale.
- The hood latch mechanism is missing it's height adjuster. this accounts for the gap you might see in the photos). The hardware is available on Moss Motors.
Questions are welcome: it's a honest car for sale in a spirit of openness. I'd like it to go to a good home.
Thanks for reading.
|Engine:||2.5 L straight 6||Options:||Convertible|
|Drive Type:||RWD||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller||Exterior Color:||Signal Red|
|Drive Side:||Left-hand drive||Number of Cylinders:||6|