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What's the better classic car buy - an MGC or a Triumph TR6?

I'm dithering between a 1969 MGC and a 1971 Triumph TR6. Both are in excellent condition and both a little over £20,000. Your views would be much appreciated.

Asked on 1 August 2018 by TPMc

Answered by Keith Moody
Hankering after a six-cylinder British sports car? Good choice. Personally, we'd go for a TR6 - they handle better and look fantastic. The MGC falls foul of looking like an MGB with a swollen bonnet. It also wasn't quite up to the job of dealing with all that power and the heavier engine did compromise its on-road performance. That said, there are many modifications you can make (to both cars) to improve their handling and power, but we think the TR6 has the edge. Both have fantastic club support and enthusiastic owners. And whichever one you buy, you won't be disappointed. Ultimately, it will come down to which one you like best so - I'm afraid - there's nothing for it. You'll just have to go and drive both.
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