Motor rescued from an American scrapyard and brought back home

Motor rescued from an American scrapyard and brought back home image

This TR6 has traveled far and wide and will be making its show debut at the show in March - will it run off the Discovery Live Stage?

The TR6 was produced between 1968 and 1976 and went on sale in the UK in 1969 – so this year it is 50 years since the first new owner picked up their keys. Of the 91,850 TR6s produced, 83,480 were exported (only 8,370 were sold in the UK) and this car is one of those exports, sent new to the biggest market of all, the USA.

PC Production editor Matt George has always dreamt of having a TR6 to restore and when he heard of this car, found in an Ohio scrapyard, he couldn’t say no. Matt imported it and has been restoring it for two years in the Practical Classics Workshop with Projects Editor, Matt Tomkins and the team from Triumph Specialist, TRGB.

It will be completed this weekend at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show here at the NEC this weekend with a start-up and drive scheduled for show Sunday – a British car brought back home, running on home soil for the first time since the day it was shipped from Dagenham on February 15 1972.