20,000 Miles and Counting…


20,000 miles and counting…

bowtie6 has now 20,000 miles and counting…  Yes indeed!!   :mrgreen:

Sorry for the crappy quality of picture but it is very accurate.  Hard to believe my TR6 has covered 20,000 total miles to date.

So how did we get this far?

  • I followed the golden rule and bought the best car I could find.  My near pristine 1972 TR6 had been in storage for over a decade and no rust.  The purchase price was also great!
  • After a 3 year frame-off restoration including a 3.4 litre V6, bowtie6 racked up  14,513 miles.
  • Then the original (and highly reinforced) frame failed.  Version 2.0 of bowtie6 started.
  • A new hand-made frame was made from scratch and a brand new 2.4 litre Ecotec inline four replaced the V6.  This took about a year to complete.
  • The Ecotec had 8 miles when it met bowtie6.  Today, after 20,000 total miles the Ecotec has covered 5,479 miles since installed.
  • What a journey!  Other than the frame failure nothing but one blown fuse has failed.  All I’ve had to do is add fuel and change oil.

And so, the next chapter begins…

For bowtie6 the road goes on and the party never ends!


4 thoughts on “20,000 Miles and Counting…

  1. Michael Yount

    Outstanding Joe! The Volvo received it’s V8 in 1996 (hard to believe – almost 18 years ago!) and has covered almost 60k miles since. About 100k on the motor and 200k on the chassis.

    1. bowtie6 Post author

      Those are some awesome stats on your Volvo, Michael. Awesome indeed!

      When bowtie6 was just a plain TR6 it had covered some 79,000 miles (give or take a few). Now, 20,000 miles later it is better than new. It places a big smile on my face every time I get it it.


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