Lot 282 - 1971 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||5,177 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,872|
Built on 8th June, 1971 and supplied three days later to F. Guyver Ltd at Stratford upon Avon (the original dealership brass sill plates once fitted to the car have been retained in the history wallet), we believe that CWD 755J could potentially be one of the lowest mileage TR6's in the UK today at just 5,177 miles. The earliest paperwork in the substantial history file (approximately 150 documents including a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate) dates back to May, 1979 for a replacement overdrive manual gearbox. The first documenting of the mileage is on the 1981 MoT test certificate recording the mileage at just 2,452. The history tells us that the car was tested when taken off the road soon after the previous owner of 24 years purchased the car. The 1988 MoT test certificate shows mileage at 2,468. Once fully restored (at some considerable expense at the time) the next certificate retained in the file from 1993 records the mileage at 3,452 miles. With a fair number of other certificates in between, they detail the mileage at 4,490 with just a further 687 miles being added in the last 13 years.
The restoration work has lasted well thanks to a well-ventilated covered warehouse storage, and there are no obvious signs of corrosion on the car with all vulnerable areas looking to be in excellent structural order. In the main, the paint has retained a deep lustre and the interior looks very smart with original un-restored seats and a period wood rimmed steering wheel, setting off nicely the deep wood veneer dashboard (itself appearing original and in excellent condition). Tyres are matching Firestone Firehawks on immaculate 15" wheels. The soft-top is in good order and the car comes with both the hood stow cover and a fabric tonneau. The car is taxed, supplied with an MoT test certificate and drives without any known faults. Power is strong and transmission is crisp. The engine note has been described as very satisfying through the tailored stainless steel system. A highly attractive and well-kept example of the marque.
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.