Triumph Sports Cars

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

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Rick Vandenberg's TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: March 31, 2016 06:10AM

Is for sale again. Same seller as a year ago, same silly ad, same pics, tyres n'all a year older, $1k off the price.
[www.ebay.co.uk]

It's lost Rick's hardtop, seats, harnesses, exhausts, rear bumpers, roll bar.
Gained a front bumper and the side glass, rebuilt trans, some botched side pipes and a dent in the passenger door.

Does it still have the stroker engine, or has it been taken out.
Hmmm.

Ivor


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6
Posted by: Dan B
Date: April 01, 2016 10:57AM

Rick shared a post: [forum.britishv8.org]


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 13, 2016 05:22AM

The seller gave me the engine number.
Rick advises that this is not the number of his stroker.
So unless someone swapped all the internals, what was advertised is likely not what's being sold .

After Rick sold the car in 2011, I presume one of the owners decided to pull the engine, perhaps without declaring what he'd done.
Underlines a factor in buying a modified car; how does one really know what's in there.

Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 14, 2016 01:12PM

Should have the Fast Cars custom frame underneath.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(769 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 14, 2016 03:16PM

Yes, but the question isn't whether this is Rick's car, the question is how much of Rick's build and components are left.
The way the seller described it, the implication was that it was all there.
As Rick said in his now redacted post, sadly it ain't so.

Whether the seller knew quite how much is missing of course, that is another matter.
But he knows now that the engine is gone, because I told him. So we'll see what he says next time he lists it.
Unless of course one of our Forum members wants to rescue the car while it's still worth saving. I'm sure the seller would listen to an offer, and after all, even with a crate motor it's still quite a car.

Ivor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2016 05:23AM by 88v8.


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