Lot 245 - 1972 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||677 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
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. In total 94,619 TR6s were built of which 86,249 were sold overseas and only 8,370 were sold in the UK.
This Triumph TR6 has been the subject to a 'body off', ground up restoration a while ago but has only completed 677 miles since. The restoration started with the chassis which was repaired, strengthen and repainted, the body was stripped back to bare metal, then prepared and repainted in the original guards red. The front and rear suspension has been fully rebuilt including new wheel bearings, a new steering rack fitted, the brakes were fully overhauled including replacing the brake discs, pads and fitting a new brake servo. The clutch was fully overhauled, new radiator and cowling was fitted. A new rear differential was supplied and fitted to the car with new mounts and nearly new half shafts, new wiring loom and new speedo head fitted. The restoration was completed with the seats re-upholstered, finished in black, new carpets, new mohair hood, hood bag and five new tyres. This excellent Triumph TR6 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in April 2018 and a large history file. It is reported that it drives very well and, as TR6 values have increased of late with the market place realising the potential of these interesting British sports cars, this one should be regarded as one of the best.
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