Lot 246 - 1973 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||76,418 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
The Triumph TR6 was produced between1969 and 1976 and by the time production ended that July, it was the best-seller of the TR range; 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 TR6's featured inline six-cylinder engines. 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 instruments.
Owned by the current vendor since 1992, this TR6 is a much loved example and is being sold reluctantly after such a long period of ownership. When purchased by the vendor, the car was used regularly each summer, however, it was off the road between 2007 and 2011. Upon re-commissioning the TR6 had £3,000 worth of work carried that included a new fuel tank, new injectors, rebuilding the fuel pump, and replacing the front brake callipers as well as a full engine tune. A new set of Continental tyres have recently been fitted and the starter motor overhauled. Finished in Mimosa with brown trim and fitted with an overdrive unit, this Triumph is supplied with its original registration plate of TYM 7M. Currently MoT'd until August 2015, although SORN, this TR6 is ready to enjoy immediately throughout the rest of the summer. Having covered only 76,418 miles from new and very realistically priced given the sale of recent TR6's, this could well prove to be a bargain.
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.