THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
1971 TR6, Comm. No. CC58751L, Owned by Deb Gawlas,
Director of Operations, Mallard, With New Tan Interior
This car was found in an old corn crib on a farm in a little town here in Indiana
County called Brush Valley just minutes away from The Roadster Factory in Armagh.
Since I was the first one in to work that day, I pulled the note that was taped to the front
door of The Roadster Factory that said there was a parts car for sale. After taking a
look at the car in the corn crib, the labor of love began. And my first purchase was a
shop manual for the early TR6.
My vision of this car was to restore it to concours original. Because it was a 1971,
there were a number of unusual features that were not standard on other TR6 models.
After towing it home, the adventure began. The car was torn down and prepared for
sandblasting. I feared that it would return to me as shavings in buckets...and this wasn't
far from the truth. We described many of the body panels as a finely embroidered lace.
Of course, this led the purchase of just about every body panel available.
Deb's Body Shell When It Came Off the Frame
Bill Jones Installs the Vanity Plate
Lots of Work Completed