TR250 and TR6 Glove Box Companion
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
John Swauger's Car—Continued
The car was originally painted in Jasmine (yellow), and it had a black interior.
I have always liked red cars, so the decision was made to paint it red, in this case a
Ferrari red that is a brighter red than Triumph Signal Red. A new interior in New Tan
was fitted with New Tan wool carpets. I had purchased a used hard top for my
previous TR6, and fortunately, it had not been on the car at the time of the accident.
We stripped the hard top of its green paint and repainted it in the Ferrari red. I really
enjoy a TR6 with a hard top. The car looks great with the hard top fitted, and it feels
like a different car, a real weather-tight coupe with a more rigid body/frame assembly.
As a part of the rebuilding process, the entire drive train was rebuilt, engine,
gearbox, and differential, and overdrive was added. Overdrive makes such a big
difference in the enjoyment of a British sports car. The restoration also included a
Falcon stainless steel exhaust system, a new wiring harness, a new TRF Magic Clutch,
new brake and clutch hydraulics, a gear reduction starter, an Everflex convertible top
and tonneau cover, and much more. The original steel wheels were replaced with
Dayton chromed wire wheels, as British sports cars should have wire wheels, and wire
wheels were still an option in 1970.
The result of all this work is a brand new 1970 TR6 that can be driven anywhere
with confidence while providing many years of driving pleasure.
John C. Swauger
Employee at Large
The Roadster Factory
John's TR6 from the Front
John's Engine Compartment