Historic: ’69 Triumph TR-6
They built like 91,000 TR6s so why would this scruffy white roadster be historic? No, the Prince of Wales or Elton John didn’t previously own it. Very simple. It is among the earliest known TR6s in existence anywhere on earth. You see the very first production line TR6 had a chassis number CC25003. The first 2 were prototypes or perhaps, early production vehicles used for testing and verification. Today’s find is CC25032. According to the VTR Register, there are only 2 other cars older than this one. It is being sold by the second owner. The original owner purchased it in California and moved to Ohio. He allegedly drove it there and it wound up in a 20-year slumber soon after. That is when owner two came along. He got it running and road worthy paying particular attention to the brakes. We suspect he didn’t drive it much either since it is said to have the original top and tires. Now with 55,000 miles on it, we doubt the original tires are in fact the tires it was born with. Perhaps the original style tires is what is meant here. The listing tells us pretty much everything else is as it came from the factory including exterior finish. Not sure what we do without inspecting it. We would likely preserve and not restore. This one is hard to predict. Will many potential buyers get the historic reference here or will they look and see a natty driver? Click here for the listing.