Lot 152 - 1972 Triumph TR6
|Registration||UK taxes paid|
|Odometer reading||62,274 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,848|
- Fully restored
- Gearbox upgrade
- Beautifully presented
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.
Assembled on 1st November 1971 and despatched the next day to be shipped to Portland, USA on the shipping vessel ‘Bluemaster’, this lovely TR6 was originally ordered in Sapphire Blue with a black interior and hood. Whilst the interior and hood remain the same colour, having just been subject to a photo documented, frame off restoration, the vendor decided to change the cars colour to the beautiful Carmine Red it presents in today. The supplied BMI Heritage Certificate also shows that the car left the factory with several options including; laminated windscreen, tonneau cover, heater, jack, tool roll and a spare wheel. The vendor took on the restoration after the previous owner had found himself in over his head with it. Over the next year or so he completed the full frame off restoration. The chassis was blasted, primed and painted. The body was remarkably rust free and required little attention other than being painted. All the suspension components and drivetrain were either restored or replaced with new parts, with the car boasting new parts such as; suspension components, stainless steel exhaust, new Minilite wheels and tyres. Whilst rebuilding the car, the decision was made to replace the original four speed TR box with a modern five speed unit from a Toyota Supra to improve drivability and motorway cruising. The original box is included with the car should any future owner wish to convert it back. The interior was treated to many new parts as well including the dash, seats, carpets, hood, tonneau cover and even the rubbers! Having only covered around 1,200 miles since its completion, the vendor reports the car runs and drives even better than when new.
Supplied with the documents required to register the car in the UK as the first owner, including the all important NOVA confirmation. Also supplied is its BMI Heritage Certificate and original gearbox, this lovely TR6 offers the chance to own a fully restored car that combines both classic thrills with modern driving convenience.
Interested parties should be aware that the history file contains a copy of the original title, but not the original. The vendor is supplying the signed copy of the title by courier and should be with us next week.
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