Lot 298 - 1972 Triumph TR6
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,640|
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 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.
Originally registered in the U.S. this TR6 was repatriated in 1989 and has been the subject of substantial investment since arriving back in the UK. The TR Centre in Yorkshire have carried out a considerable amount of work and the car presents in good allround condition. The Triumph performed well on our test drive, with the engine and transmission behaving exactly as they should.
The white coachwork is in good order as is the blue trim. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 14th August 2015 (no advisories), together with a number of receipts. This righthand drive TR6 is realistically priced given the increase in value of these handsome British sportscars of late.