Lot 135 - 1973 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||103,126 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,000|
- Manual with overdrive
- Original genuine UK righthand drive example
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 restyle included a new nose, wings and a new tail. The TR6 and was produced between 1969 and 1976. 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.
Delivered on 23rd October 1973, this very original Triumph TR6 is finished in Pimento Red over a black interior with red carpet which is arguably the most desirable colour combination. Complete with working overdrive, the bodywork is good, the panel gaps on the rear panel and scuttle are all still visible and uniform. The car remains unrestored and, although repainted in the past, retains that originality that is so often lost when stripped down and rebuilt with non-factory parts.
The interior is correct to factory specification, the seats are in great order and the car is offered with both half and full tonneau covers. The history file contains the original handbook, old MoT’s, tax discs and service invoice history dating back to 1987 when the previous owner purchased the car and maintained the history from then on for over 25 years. It has a current MoT test certificate valid until August 2019, importantly with no advisories. Recent mechanical works include an oil and filter service and the fitment of a new metering unit to the PI system. The period correct deep dish wheels are in very good order, as is the chrome trim surrounds and the recently fitted new Pirelli Cinturatos tyres. One of the most original TR6'S available, a genuine right hand drive UK supplied example with good history.
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