A Century of Cars: 27. Solido 1969 Triumph TR6
The Triumph TR6 was a British
six-cylinder sports car and the best-seller of the TR range built by
Triumph when production ended in July 1976. This record was then
surpassed by the TR7. 94,619 TR6s were built, of which 86,249 found
homes overseas, only 8,370 being sold in the UK.
The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, but the front and back ends were squared off, reportedly based on a consultancy contract involving Karmann.
All TR6 sports cars featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market the engine was carburetted, as had been the US-only TR250 model's engine. For other world markets, including the United Kingdom, the TR6 was fuel-injected, therefore TR6PI (petrol injection), as had been the non-US market TR5. The Lucas mechanical fuel injection system helped the home-market TR6 produce 150 bhp (112 kW) at model introduction. Later the non-US TR6 variant was detuned to 125 hp (93 kW) in order for it to be easier to drive, while the US-variant continued to be carburetted with a mere (but more reliable) 104 hp (78 kW).