Lot 142 - 1971 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||31,500 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £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 and was produced between 1969 and 1976.
This fabulous Triumph TR6 with red exterior paint and black soft-top comes supplied with an extensive restoration bills. Invoices for over £20,000 supplied in the cars file cover new paint work in December 2015 and a full engine rebuild in October 2016. Since the work was carried out, the car has covered minimal mileage and for the first 750-1,000 miles needs to be gently run in. The braking system was completely overhauled, along with a whole suspension rebuild, a new fuel pump fitted and four new tyres are fitted to each corner. New front and rear chrome bumpers and headlights fitted as well as new windscreen header. The black interior is in very good condition with a new black roof keeping the elements at bay. Registered on the 29th January 1971, the HPI report shows that the car has two previous owners and a current MoT test certificate valid until 9th August. Well presented and well documented, this Triumph is exactly what a quality example should be; so much so that the owner had a category 1 alarm fitted to keep his pride and joy safe and secure.
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.