Lot 274 - 1972 Triumph GT6 Coupé Mk. III

Lot 274 - 1972 Triumph GT6 Coupé Mk. III

Lot 274 - 1972 Triumph GT6 Coupé Mk. III

Lot Number 274
Registration WCL 488L
Chassis Number KE14537
Engine Number KE011443HE
Odometer reading 4,732 miles
Estimate £5,000 - £7,000
Result Sold - £5,376

A fastback Spitfire powered by the 2000 saloon's two litre, six cylinder engine, the GT6 arrived in October 1966 with production running until 1973. Like the Spitfire, it inherited what was essentially the Triumph Herald's chassis and running gear which had already proved capable of handling six-cylinder power when developed for the Vitesse saloon. A comfortable ride was considered vital for the all-important North American market so the GT6 inherited the Herald/Spitfire's softly sprung rear swing axle though the latter arrangement would be superseded by lower wishbones on the GT6 Mk. II. At the same time the engine received a power boost courtesy of the TR5 cylinder head and 'hotter' camshaft, maximum output increasing from 95 to 104bhp. The restyled, last-of-the-line, Mk. III adopted the contemporary Spitfire's simpler 'swing-spring' rear suspension. Brisk performance (100mph+) and stylish, the GT6 well deserved its 'mini E-Type' sobriquet and today, is one of the most sought after of post-war Triumph sports cars with only 13,042 Mk. III examples manufactured.

Originally registered on 15th September 1972, this GT6 is a sound example although a little light re-commissioning is required. The 1998cc engine starts and runs well and we are advised she drives well. These stylish sports-cars have become highly sought after of late and an example such as this represents an ideal opportunity to obtain one at a reasonable cost. The bodywork shows little sign of corrosion although the interior would benefit from some time and investment. Supplied with a V5 registration document, this Triumph could well prove to be a fine investment.

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.

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