Lot 119 - 1973 Triumph GT6 Mk. III

Lot 119 - 1973 Triumph GT6 Mk. III

Lot 119 - 1973 Triumph GT6 Mk. III

Lot Number 119
Registration RPL 217L
Chassis Number KE227850
Engine Number KEO20990HE
Odometer reading 89,415 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £17,000
  • Previously owned by Leo Villa OBE, Donald Campbells Chief mechanic
  • Nut and bolt restoration in 2016

The GT6 was launched in 1966 as a fastback version of the popular Spitfire model. Powered by 2.0 litre engine from the Triumph 2000 the model enjoyed a production run until 1973. This new model, like the Spitfire, inherited what was essentially the Triumph Heralds chassis and running gear which had already proved capable of handling six-cylinder power when developed for the Vitesse saloon. With brisk performance and stylish looks the GT6 deserved its nickname of the ‘mini E-Type’ and today it is one of the most sought after post war Triumph sports cars with only 13,042 Mk. III examples manufactured.

Originally registered on 19th July 1973, this stunning, late example GT6 presents wonderfully in red with a contrasting black interior and features the desirable option of overdrive. The car has benefitted from a fully photographed, comprehensive nut and bolt, body off restoration by specialists JY Classics Limited of Little Kingshill, the result of which is this impressive example you see today. Previously owned by Leo Villa who was chief mechanic to Donald Campbell of Bluebird speed record fame. The huge history file for this car contains letters from Donald’s daughter, Gina Campbell confirming ownership. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and although exempt by age, an MoT test certificate valid until November 2021. This well documented example with an interesting history is realistically priced and could prove to be a fine investment.

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