Why the Triumph TR6 Is Collectable
Photography by Josh Clason for Petrolicious
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Although sharing a name with the motorcycle manufacturer, British firm Triumph Motors used to make some highly desirable sports cars, with the TR6 being one of the company's most famous creations.
Launched in 1969, the Triumph TR6 shares a lot with it's predecessors, the TR4 and TR5, and despite being mechanically almost identical to the TR5, the TR6 is quite a different-looking car. The TR4 and TR5 were designed by prolific designer, Giovanni Michelotti, however the TR6 was restyled by German firm, Karmann.