Lot 237 - 1972 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||86,000 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
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 which was produced between 1969 and 1976 and became the best selling Triumph at the time with 94,619 units sold. The TR6 featured the in-line, 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.
This Damson Red TR6 with biscuit interior has been subject to an older restoration some five years ago, which can be seen from a photographic record and receipts within the history file. As such, this example presents extremely well but despite this, the current vendor has undertaken further work to ensure this car is truly a credit to him, spending some £3,800 on a new gearbox and overdrive unit along with other upkeep work, again, all documented in the history file. The bodywork is very good as you would expect from a body-off restoration and, given the restoration worker was somewhat of a Triumph enthusiast, the drive, we are told, is equally as impressive. Offered with full wet weather gear including tonneau cover, Mot test certificate until April 2016 and presented in such splendid condition, this is truly a gem of an English sports car.
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