Lot 249 - 1972 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||75,980 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,024|
To modernise the Triumph TR5 that had evolved from the Michelotti designed TR4, Triumph looked to produce a new modern body. Triumph commissioned Karmann of Germany but the task was difficult as Karmann had to produce a new body style whilst retaining much of the original structure. The re-style included a new nose, wings and a new tail. The result was the 'Kamm' tailed TR6, and was produced between 1969 and 1976. The Triumph TR6 became the best selling Triumph at the time with 94,619 units sold. The TR6 featured the inline six cylinder engines from the TR5 and in the US the engine was fuelled by carburettors whilst cars supplied around the rest of the world, including the UK, were fuel injected. The home market TR6 initially produced 150bhp but was later detuned to 125bhp. Due to their greater power output, the early models are sought after amongst the Triumph enthusiasts.
Supplied with an extensive history file, this TR6 has clear documented history for the last 25 years. Extensive remedial works have been undertaken as well as regular maintenance, servicing and MoT tests including the most recent valid until April, 2015. The overall condition is excellent with good paintwork and a tidy contrasting tan interior. A British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate confirms its credentials as an original home-market, righthand drive example with Pimento red exterior paint and black softop. Added extras when built included disc wheels, overdrive, static seat belts, heater and Dunlop sport tyres. Well presented and well documented, it's exactly what a good example should be.
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