Lot 205 - 1975 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||60,828 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,736|
The Triumph TR6 was produced from 1969 - 1976 and was the best-selling of the TR range when production ended in July 1976; however this record was then surpassed by the 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; it also featured a four-speed manual transmission and an optional equipment overdrive unit - a desirable feature giving drivers close-gearing for spirited driving while 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 accomplished by disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear.
This two owner from new, 61,000 mile Triumph TR6 was purchased by the vendor in 1994 when the car had covered just over 42,000miles. He used the car for five years driving it about 18,000 miles and since 1999 has kept it in dry storage. In May of this year the TR6 was taken to Motion Automotive Consultants to be fully re-commissioned and serviced which included fitting four new tyres and cleaning the car inside and out. This very original, low mileage TR6 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2014, a file containing invoices and old MoT test certificates which verify the mileage and the original Triumph Passport service books. This is an opportunity to purchase a very original, iconic TR6 which is undoubtedly one of the greatest British sports cars ever produced.
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