Lot 237 - 1974 Triumph GT6 Mk. III
|Odometer reading||20,910 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £27,000|
- One owner low mileage example
- Completely original but stunning
A fastback Spitfire powered by the 2000 saloon's two litre, six-cylinder engine, the GT6 arrived in October 1966 with production running until 1973. Like the Spitfire, it inherited what was essentially the Triumph Herald's chassis and running gear which had already proved capable of handling six-cylinder power when developed for the Vitesse saloon. A comfortable ride was considered vital for the all important North American market so the GT6 inherited the Herald/Spitfire's softly sprung rear swing axle although the latter arrangement would be superseded by lower wishbones on the GT6 Mk. II. At the same time the engine received a power boost courtesy of the TR5 cylinder head and 'hotter' camshaft, maximum output increasing from 95 to 104bhp. The restyled, last-of-the-line, Mk. III adopted the contemporary Spitfire's simpler 'swing-spring' rear suspension. Brisk performance (100mph+) and stylish, the GT6 well deserved its 'mini E-Type' sobriquet and today, is one of the most sought after post-war Triumph sports cars with only 13,042 Mk. III examples manufactured.
Originally registered on 13th February 1974 this truly unique GT6 has been with the same owner since that date and due to being garaged its entire life and Ziebart treated from new is in stunning original condition throughout having covered only 20,910 miles. The lady owner purchased the car from new after falling out with her estranged husband who had similarly just purchased a new sports car; the purchase was impulsive and, although used initially, the car swiftly became a garage queen. It remained stored inside in a heated dry environment until around 2010 when the son decided to have it recommissioned, obtain an MoT and use it for local shows and days out. Millstream saw to the items required and since then the car has been maintained and on the road with the history file showing MoT certificates and invoices for servicing work. Today the car is possibly the best original GT6 you will find; a true time warp example and we are informed it starts and drives well every time the key turns. A rare sight on UK roads now, this is a genuine investment opportunity to acquire this unique car with low mileage, one owner and in superb condition.
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