Lot 117 - 1972 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||129,951 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
- Manual with overdrive
- Engine rebuilt 13,000 miles ago
- Desirable fuel injected CP engine with 150bhp
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. It featured a four-speed manual transmission with an optional overdrive unit and semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, 15" wheels and tyres, bucket seats and a full complement of instrumentation.
This lovely example of the TR6 is offered in red with black trim and a desirable manual overdrive gearbox, importantly this is a fuel injection model with the CP engine and 150bhp rather than the less powerful carburettor system or later 120bhp CR engine. Our vendor has owned this example for some five years and states that it has never let him down, providing many a joyous weekend drive. Upon reviewing the comprehensive history file, we found the original handbook and stamped service booklet coupled with some original receipts. The history details that in 1988 the car was subject to an engine rebuild at 117,500 miles, this was coupled to a raft of other works since then including a respray in 1987, brake servo and new slave cylinder in 2002, injectors in 2009 and in 2004, the head was converted to unleaded. A genuine, privately owned, honest and useable classic, this TR6 represents fabulous value-for-money motoring and has a great comprehensive history to boot.
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