Lot 135 - 1968 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||17,850 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,080|
- No expense spared, nut and bolt restoration
- Manual with overdrive
The TR6 was introduced in 1968 and was the bestseller of the TR range when production ended in July 1976. The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the Triumph TR5. The design house, Karmann Consultants, squared off the front and back ends to give the TR6 its sharpened look.
Fitted with a 2.5 litre, in-line six-cylinder engine, the TR6 could reach 60mph in just over 8.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 120mph. The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission with an optional overdrive unit and semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15" wheels and tyres, bucket seats and a full complement of instrumentation. Braking was by disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
This splendid 1968 example is finished red with black leather interior. Supplied new by British Leyland Motors Inc of Los Angeles USA and importantly specified with the optional overdrive. The car was returned to the United Kingdom in 1992 and has had just one owner since, a Mr. True of Norfolk, who commissioned a no expense spared, nut and bolt restoration which took place over a number of years. With bills totalling in excess of £30,000 including many from Triumph specialists Manvers Triumph of Elmswell, Suffolk, this stunning example has covered a mere 1,000 miles since the work was completed and we are informed drives every bit as nicely as it looks. This car is supplied with a V5C registration certificate, MoT test certificate valid until February 2020 and a comprehensive history file which includes photos of the car during stages of the restoration. This is the perfect opportunity to own an iconic British classic car in a condition that will certainly be sought after, viewing is highly recommended.
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