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

Turbo TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 29, 2019 09:55AM

Not a V8, alas.
But complete and ready to go.
Another of these cases where someone spends years and $$$, then drives the car a few hundred miles and sells it.
Downsizing is the culprit here, apparently.

Anyway, here it is with its 2.3 litre turbo 4-banger and 5-speed. The engine from an 88 T-Bird.
Oh dear, a T-Bird with as 4 banger. Really?

Turbo TR6.jpg

Don't personally care for the low profile tyres. The seller says it's because it was spinning its wheels with standard tyres. Hmm.
Otherwise, leaving aside the fact that the engine is run by a computer which is not me at all at all, it looks a smart build. Even has a heater and screen wipers.

Tidy under the bonnet.

Running 16psi boost. Expect it bimbles along nicely.

Turbo TR6 1 smaller.jpg

It's not going down a storm on BaT, so assuming the reserve isn't too ambitious, could be a bargain for someone.
[bringatrailer.com]

And when the stock rear end breaks, fixing that will give you something to do.

Ivor


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

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Turbo TR6
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 30, 2019 10:35AM

I take it you are not familiar with Dale's TR6, Ivor?

[www.britishv8.org]

After wrecking it on a road course, he stretched it 2" to meet the 90" minimum because he drag races it.

[forum.britishv8.org]

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(689 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Turbo TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 01, 2019 04:52AM

No, hadn't seen that.
Quite a car.
Makes me wonder even more about the stock rear end on that BaT car. But then, the fate of all trans parts rests in the foot of the driver.

Ivor


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(165 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: Turbo TR6
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: September 01, 2019 09:54AM

That looks to be a very nice build. Someone will really enjoy this ride.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(689 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Turbo TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 03, 2019 05:37PM

Sold for $12k.
A snip.


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