Lot 342 - 1972 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||34,082 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,080|
The Triumph TR6 was produced between1969-76 and, by the time production ended in July 1976, was the best-seller of the TR range; however this record was then surpassed by the angular TR7. In total 94,619 TR6's 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 TR6's featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market the engine was fitted with carburettors; for other world markets including the UK, the TR6 was fitted with fuel-injection. The Lucas mechanical fuel injection system helped the UK specification TR6 produce 150bhp at the model's 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 whilst remaining an excellent touring car for open motorways. It also featured independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15 inch wheels and tyres, pile carpet on the floors and boot, bucket seats, and a full complement of instrumentation. Braking was provided by disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear.
This Triumph TR6 was first registered on 7th June 1972 and has been owned by the current vendor since September 2001. The car was subject to a restoration project in 1983 and has clearly been well maintained since; although the vendor has not used the TR for six years or so, it has been dry stored and run up to temperature occasionally. A good collection of bills up to 1995 are included in the history file, as is the V5 registration document. Twin carburettors are fitted to the car currently although we are informed the fuel injection system will be made available to the purchaser. The odometer reading of 34,082miles is plus an additional 36,000 although the total of 70,000 miles is thought to be correct but cannot be warranted. Finished in Pimento red with black trim, this is a very good opportunity to aquire a Triumph TR6 at an affordable price given the estimate.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.