1972 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||22,954 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £26,000|
- Right hand drive, UK spec, 150BHP example
- Fully recommissioned
- Rebuilt overdrive gearbox
The Triumph TR6 was manufactured for seven years from 1969 and by the time production came to an end in July 1976, it was the best-seller of the TR range. The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the Triumph TR5, but the front and rear were squared off and all TR6s featured inline six-cylinder engines. For the US market, the engine was fitted with carburettors whilst, for other world markets including the UK, the TR6 was fitted with fuel-injection. It featured a four-speed manual gearbox, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15" wheels and tyres, pile carpet on the floors and boot, bucket seats and a full complement of instruments. In total 94,619 TR6s were built of which 86,249 were sold overseas and only 8,370 were sold in the UK.
First registered on 1st August 1972, the BMI Heritage Certificate for this lovely TR6 shows the car was built on 9th May 1972 and left the factory the day after. This desirable ‘CP’ 150BHP car was a UK home market supplied vehicle, which included the overdrive gearbox option from new. The overdrive gearbox has been rebuilt and the vendor reports it to change both smoothly and efficiently. The engine also benefitted from a full rebuild, at which time it was lightened and balanced, had an unleaded conversion, TH5 camshaft fitted, spin on oil filter, electric fan, Bosch fuel pump, high torque starter motor, all running through a stainless steel exhaust system. The differential was also reconditioned with strengthened mountings and polybushes. More recently it has had electronic ignition fitted, with a full service in 2018 at a cost of £728.88 by renowned Revington TR and another £1,513.01 spent in 2019, again by Revington TR. When the engine was rebuilt the car also had the dashboard restored and MX5 seats fitted, with the carpets and hood presenting in immaculate condition. The speedo and tacho have been refurbished, reading accurately with no needle bounce. The whole car has just been subject to a comprehensive recommission, with the vendor reporting it to run and drive beautifully.
Supplied with its UK V5C registration document, BMI Heritage Certificate, previous MoT test certificates and many receipts. This example, offered in its ultimate high powered specification, is not to be confused with the average TR6. Its condition is fantastic and it presents like a freshly restored car.
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