1974 Triumph TR6 - (withdrawn)

 1974 Triumph TR6 - (withdrawn)

1974 Triumph TR6 - (withdrawn)

Registration XGC 941M
Chassis Number CF/18265-U
Engine Number CF/18507-UE
Odometer reading 910 miles
Estimate £8,000 - £12,000

The Triumph TR6 was produced between1969-76 and was the best-seller of the TR range built by Triumph when production ended in July 1976, however this record was then surpassed by the angular TR7. In total 94,619 TR6s were built of which 86,249 were sold overseas and only 8,370 were sold in the UK.

The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the Triumph TR5 but the front and rear were squared off and all TR6s featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market the engine was fitted with carburettors, for other world markets including the United Kingdom the TR6 was fitted with fuel-injection.

The Lucas mechanical fuel injection system helped the UK specification TR6 produce 150 bhp at the models introduction. The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission and an optional equipment overdrive unit was a desirable feature because it gave drivers close-gearing for spirited driving yet it remained an excellent touring car for open motorways. TR6 also featured independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, fifteen inch (381 mm) wheels and tires, pile carpet on the floors and boot, bucket seats, and a full complement of instrumentation. Braking was accomplished by disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. A factory steel hard top was optional.

XGC 941M was a black plate California car that was repatriated to the UK in the early nineties and was the subject of a ground up restoration with a conversion to right hand drive steering. Fitted with the correct fuel injection system, overdrive gearbox and period Minilite replica wheels, the original steel wheels are available.

In excellent all round condition, the vendor states 'This great sounding and driving sports car is on the button and ready to be enjoyed.' Supplied with a current MoT road test certificate and an extensive history file, the iconic TR6 is undoubtedly one of the greatest British sports cars ever produced.  

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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