Lot 124 - 1973 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||69,052 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,160|
The Triumph TR6 was manufactured for seven years from 1969 and by the time production came to an end in July 1976, it was the best-seller of the TR range. The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the Triumph TR5, but the front and rear were squared off and all TR6s featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market, the engine was fitted with carburettors whilst for other world markets including the UK, the TR6 was fitted with fuel-injection. It featured a four-speed manual gearbox, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15" wheels and tyres, pile carpet on the floors and boot, bucket seats and a full complement of instruments. An optional equipment overdrive unit was a desirable feature giving drivers close-gearing for spirited driving whilst remaining an excellent touring car for open motorways. In total 94,619 TR6s were built of which 86,249 were sold overseas and only 8,370 were sold in the UK.
This excellent 1973 TR6 fitted with overdrive was subject to a complete rebuild in the 1990's and has been fully maintained and looked after since. Recent works carried out include the engine being uprated and improved fuel injection system; when the car was tested on a rolling road, the reading was 180bhp. The starter motor has been replaced with a high torque starter and the suspension bushes changed with Polly Bushes. Finished in Saffron Yellow with black roof and black interior, this lovely TR6 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2017 and a file containing old MoT test certificates, invoices going back to the 1980's, photographs of the body restoration and various handbooks and manuals. This excellent Triumph TR6 is ready to be used and enjoyed and is 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.