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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 20, 2012 04:45PM

Here's a beauty: Van Wilder's 1971 Triumph TR6 with Ford Motorsports GT-40 Engine

Van's car came together just in time for him to attend BritishV8 2011 in Townsend, Tennessee. This lovely car provides an especially smooth and well handling ride, due largely to a complete replacement chassis by Ted Lathrop at Fast Cars Inc. - and that's paired with a new Ford Motorsports GT40 engine so you know it'll scoot!

Sadly, economic issues will force Van to sell his car. He'll be posting an ad in our classified section shortly. If you're interested in owning a really nice Triumph TR6, you should contact him via this message board's Private Message feature, ASAP. (Click here and select "Send a Private Message".)

http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/VanWilder/VanWilder-AA.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/VanWilder/VanWilder-BA.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/Articles/Images-V17-1/FastCarsTR6Frame-CA.jpg


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Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
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04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: December 21, 2012 08:51AM

Van and I swapped cars for the drive through the Tail of the Dragon at the British V8 2011 meet in Townsend Tennessee. That was great fun, in a great car!

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Curtis Jacobson
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Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 14, 2013 04:00PM

My theory is that this car came onto the market too close to X-mas. Everyone was busy, and probably a lot of people were feeling cash-strapped.

I received a note from Van this morning, and he has decided to drop the price (to $30K).

That's a crazy-low price. If you don't need this car, one of your buddies or girlfriends does!


Mr.Dave
David Page

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Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: Mr.Dave
Date: May 28, 2018 04:19AM

Hello Van. I'm new to this site. I presume that this car sold a long time ago. I'm looking for something like this if you know of anything available. This site is VERY difficult to search "cars for sale".

Thank you in advance,
Dave Page
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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 31, 2018 12:23PM

I drove this car also when a fellow bought from Van. Someone in southern California bought it, and he purchased a water softener from us a few years ago. He said he was going to sell it because his wife couldn't drive it to well. So someone else may have this car now.

This car does not ride like your normal TR6 would being that it has a Fast Cars frame under it.

I'm sure that Ken driving this car helped him to get the idea to use the Fast Cars front suspension on his Jag build!


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Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(239 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 31, 2018 10:52PM

Van and I actually swapped cars for the drive through the Tail of the Dragon during the British V8 meet, May 2011.

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Great fun!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 02, 2018 10:34PM

Dave wrote: "I'm looking for something like this if you know of anything available."

I'd recommend posting a WANTED ad in the message board's Classified Ads section.



87Buick GN
Gary Mitchell

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09/17/2016 04:03PM

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74 TR6

Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: 87Buick GN
Date: July 12, 2018 01:40PM

Does any one have present owner contact information on this TR6?

Thanks in advance,
Gary


TR6doodle
Doug Lunde

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Re: New HIWD: Van Wilder's Triumph TR6 V8........ (For Sale!)
Posted by: TR6doodle
Date: July 23, 2018 03:02AM

Interested as well to purchase.


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