About the Car
The Triumph TR6 was the last of the traditional English roadster sports car, produced from 1969 to 1976. It has a narrow cockpit and a bouncy ride due to its crude independent rear suspension. The car had a 2.5L straight 6-cylinder engine, with a 4-speed manual transmission. In 1969 only 704 right hand drive cars were produced. These cars are extremely rare and only about a few exist in original form. However, in contrast, almost 8000 left hand drive (LHD) cars were produced.
About the Brand
Triumph Motor Company, founded in 1885, was a British car and motor manufacturing company making its first car in 1923. They started out importing bicycles from Europe and selling them under their own name. Leyland Motors acquired the company in 1960, where the Triumph brand was immersed into the British Leyland Specialist Division. The marque was finally retired in 1984, remaining dormant under British Leyland’s successor Rover Group. Currently the rights to marque are owned by BMW, when they purchased the Rover Group in 1994.
About the Manufacturer
Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH. The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order. From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book. Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang. There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s. That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art. Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered. Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.