TR250 and TR6 Glove Box Companion
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
Randy and Marilyn's Car—Continued
Randy's TR6 is a very original car with overdrive from new, as indicated by the
"O" in the commission number. It came with original wheels and fake mag hub caps, it
still retains the original fibreboard gearbox cover and the cardboard glove box. The
original wool carpet is still serviceable, as is all of the interior trim which has never
been replaced. The car came with a traditional Triumph tool kit similar to the ones
supplied all of the way back to the TR3A in the same black vinyl tool roll. It came
with an original lifting jack painted green. It still has one Lucas headlamp, and it still
works. Even the little vacuum valve under the carbs, which is part of the emission gear,
still works. The only defects beyond service items include a small rust hole in the
driver's side floor, and a little oil leaks from the engine, although it burns no oil. The
convertible top had been replaced, and the car also came with a factory hard top.
Marilyn, who is an artist, painted the yellow stripes on a set of new black water hoses
for Randy's acquisition.
When asked if he thought his thorough search for a car had provided this wonderful
specimen, he stated that in spite of his thorough search, the result was "Dumb Luck."
He is being modest, of course, as you will not find a car like this one by following up
on only one or two leads. Are there more out there, hidden safely in dry barns and
garages? Possibly, but it takes a lot of effort to find them, and it doesn't hurt to have
dumb luck on your side. Certainly, any of us can find a restorable car at a fair price if
we take the time to look for it.
The Engine Compartment of Randy and Marilyn's TR6