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Old 11-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, 1952 TR6 here

My Dad has owned ridden and raced Triumphs since 1949. His last race was in 2001 at age 74. Raced antique flat track class. He is 86 now and no longer rides. I am joing to try and get some info and value of the 1952 Thunderbird we have in the garage. I also have lots of old information on old Triumphs along with letters from factory reps back when Dad raced. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello, also from Ohio. I'd love to see some pics of that Thunderbird. I owned a '58 way back when.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A 52 Thunderbird would be a 6T, not a TR6. The TR6 Trophy did not come out until 56 and was basically a T110 engine in a TR5 frame.
A 52 6T would have a rigid frame and a Mk2 Sprung Hub at the rear. The Rigid/Sprung Hub Triumphs are very much collectable and hence much sort after in the UK.
A basket case 6T (but complete and original) sold at a UK auction a couple of weeks ago for nearly 8000 ($12500) and you could add another 3500 ($5300) for the retoration min.
Not sure it would fetch as much in the US.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A 52 Thunderbird would be a 6T, not a TR6. The TR6 Trophy did not come out until 56 and was basically a T110 engine in a TR5 frame.
A 52 6T would have a rigid frame and a Mk2 Sprung Hub at the rear. The Rigid/Sprung Hub Triumphs are very much collectable and hence much sort after in the UK.
A basket case 6T (but complete and original) sold at a UK auction a couple of weeks ago for nearly 8000 ($12500) and you could add another 3500 ($5300) for the retoration min.
Not sure it would fetch as much in the US.
You are correct about the T110 which my '58 was.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry, yes it is a 6T, rigid frame needle in downtube sprung hub, I was confusing the letter designation with the 52 trophy tr5 that he raced trials with. will post a few pics shortly. have to go out to the garage and take a few, none on the digital camera
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