In today’s snail-mail I received the July 2013 issue of Classic Motorsports Magazine and there is an article about the total weight of different classic cars. Interesting article indeed. This article made me think about the weight measurements I took on bowtie6. So how much does a TR6 weigh, really?
The one-page article’s title is “By the Numbers” and shows several cars such as a 1967 Shelby GT350 (3295 lbs), 1971 MGB roadster (2150 lbs), 1965 Sunbeam Tiger (2545 lbs – a real porker) and a 1992 Mazda Miata (2194 lbs). This was listed on the page shown here to the left.
Hmmmm… According to the article, the results were obtained with a set of Longacre DX scales. What is the weight of a TR6, you ask? Take a look:
Compared to these numbers, bowtie6 did remarkably well. Here are my results, also taken with a set of Longacre scales:
- Rear Weight: 1150 lbs 51.7%
- Front Weight: 1072 lbs 48.2%
- Total: 2222 lbs 100%
Wait a minute… These numbers are including a hard top!
Here are the totals without the hard top:
- Rear Weight: 1094 lbs 50.6%
- Front Weight: 1064 lbs 49.3%
- Total: 2148 lbs 100%
Very interesting comparison. My TR6 is lighter than a stock 1969 TR6 even with a hard top installed! If you want to see more details – CLICK HERE.
I realize my TR6 is not the average run-of-the-mill TR6 but dang this is a big difference. I suppose the new, lightweight frame and all alloy Ecotec play a very large role in this total. Add to that the extra horsepower and torque numbers and the result is a pretty awesome TR6.