Lot 147 - 1975 Triumph TR6
|Chassis Number||CR 58360|
|Engine Number||CR 3717HE|
|Odometer reading||71,219 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £13,000|
- Genuine UK righthand drive example
- Fitted with twin SU carburettors
From the birth of the original TR1 of 1952 through to the TR250 of 1968, Triumph Motor Company’s line of TR sports cars were both groundbreaking and commercially successful. Michelotti, the designer of the TR250, was unable to commit to the new project and, in their place, Karmann of West Germany were awarded the contract. Utilising many of the same lines, even body elements such as doors, Karmann focused on improving the aerodynamics of the new TR6, most notably with the inclusion of a Kamm tail to minimize wind resistance. To the sports car enthusiast of the early 1970s, the TR6 offered speed, a throaty engine note, a smooth four-speed gearbox and exceptional road handling housed in a masculine, convertible body.
Originally registered on 12th February 1975, this presents in good order throughout. The often troublesome fuel injection system has been removed and it now has fuel delivered to the engine via twin SU carburettors. We are advised by the vendor she runs well with no known faults; these Triumph sports cars are well designed and simple to work on. The six cylinder, 2498cc engines are reliable units and it pulls well through the gears. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 4th March 2020, this fine example is one of only 8,370 UK righthand drive examples manufactured.
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