1972 Triumph TR6 Mallard
One of our clients is moving back to England and we bought this car from him. He purchased the car in 1998 from an elderly gentleman who owned the car and lived in Richmond Virginia. He had purchased the car in the early 90s, driven it extremely minimally and then put it away until 1998. He had some service done to the car and got it running and drove it for a short period of time before putting it back in storage in 1999 where it remained until 2018. The person we bought the car from purchased it from 2018 and disassembled the car for an extensive restoration. The car was extremely solid and straight with no accident damage and zero frame rust so it was the perfect candidate. After stripping the entire car down to practically nothing it was resprayed in its original one year only color, Mallard. After receiving it back from the paint shop, he had every piece of chrome re-chromed or replaced installed all new components in the doors, window mechanism, and window glass. Restored the windshield frame and installed all new rubber, glass and new sun visors, the original dashboard was stripped and refinished with new veneer and gloss finish. The gauges were sent out to Nisonger to be rebuilt all new crash pads were replaced the center switch plinth was replaced with a 1969 5 whole plinth which allowed the ignition switch to be removed from the impossible location on the steering column to the center of the dash where easily accessible. The steering column was completely rebuilt with upgraded bushings and new felt. The steering wheel was replaced with leather wrapped MOTA-LITA steering wheel and aluminum hub.
New turn signal and dimmer switch were installed. The car was fitted with a sound deadening and heat shield kit in the entire cockpit. A new transmission tunnel was installed with new seals and clutch in the transmission. The facia support was replaced with a new cover, professionally installed. A retro sound stereo with blue tooth was installed with a sub-woofer and Kenwood amp. 4 high end JBL speakers were added to give incredible sound and still look like a period radio. All the panels were replaced inside the interior with new crash pads on top of the doors and all upper seals on the doors replaced. The seats were stripped down and professionally recovered with new foam and diaphragms and very high end real leather covers in the original configuration. Retractable 3-point seatbelts were installed.
The convertible top frame was stripped down and re-pained and all seals, Velcro, and rubber was replaced and fitted to the windows. An original OE style reflective top with zip out rear window was fitted. A full trunk kit with new light and carpet was installed original jack and spare are in the trunk with proper mount. The very rare AMCO rear bumper guard was re-chromed and reinstalled on the original bumper. The engine compartment was treated to multiple replacement items and upgrades. It has a brand new set of green proper water hoses, new radiator, new radiator shroud, heat shield underneath carburetors, and coated original manifold with brass nuts. The carbs were painstakingly removed and thoroughly rebuilt with all normal components as well as new press in jets and adjustable needles. Since the car had a good compression test and leak down and only had 70,000 actual miles the motor was cleaned, resealed, and painted. A complete tune up was performed with proper original green spark plug wires new heater valve, new radiator cap, new wiper motor and washer motor. All components were cleaned and detailed and everything operates properly.
The suspension was completely disassembled and rebuilt utilizing a major rebuild kit upgraded stainless steel brake hoses were installed with good parts one in lowered front and rear springs. A Good part front and rear sway bar was installed and new tire rod ends and boots. The entire brake system of the car including metal lines and all hydraulics and mechanical components were replaced. New rotors and drums were installed and a custom set of 8 spoke wheels with new Goodyear tires and locking lug nuts were installed.
The result of all of these efforts amounted to $16,000 worth of parts not including the paint job or countless hundreds of hours of labor. The driving aspect of the car is exceptional, no vibrations or rattles, great oil pressure. Car runs cool and shifts up and down through all the gears with no issue. The clutch is light and smooth. Braking is positive and requires little pressure as not only is the brake system new the brake booster was replaced. All of the clutch hydraulics are new as well and a recent service has just been completed.
Very few miles have been put on the car, less than 1,000 since the complete refurbishment. The previous owner’s relocation back to England prohibited him from being able to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Fortunately, this will give someone the opportunity to jump into a car that needs nothing and benefit greatly from the last persons unbelievable efforts.
The car comes complete with reflective top, original tonneau cover, and original boot cover, jack, spare tire, AMCO floor mats and a custom set of black carpeted floor mats. A stunning color combination with a fantastic stance, this car presents incredible and is very attractive. It is ready for the new owners to jump in and go.