Lot 159 - 1971 Triumph TR6
|Odometer reading||10,494 miles|
|Result||Sold - £30,800|
- Right hand drive, UK specification, 150BHP example
- Fully recommissioned
- New bumpers
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 Christmas Eve 1971, this desirable ‘CP’ 150bhp car is a UK home market supplied vehicle including the desirable overdrive gearbox option, which still works faultlessly and shifts almost instantly. The condition of this car is truly excellent, with the chrome wire wheels presenting almost as new. The red paintwork shines brightly and the interior no less, with freshly reupholstered MX5 seats fitted for added comfort on longer journeys. The hood is in excellent condition, as are the carpets and dashboard. The history file for this car is very impressive with a huge amount of past invoices and receipts. The previous owner lavished as much care on it as the current one, spending around £7,000 with Moordale Motors in Hertfordshire on servicing between 2014 and 2020 alone. Included in the history file is an original handbook as well as the ultra-rare Triumph Passport booklet for the car and an original brochure. The vendor and previous owners have truly cherished and taken good care of the car with the vendor going through the vehicle from front to back before entering it into our sale. He reports the car to run and drive faultlessly with excellent performance and the engine pulling strongly.
Supplied with its UK V5C registration document, BMI Heritage Certificate, previous MoT test certificates and a current MoT test certificate valid until September 2022, this is an impressive example of a British classic. Good condition TR6’s are difficult to come across and this one stands a step above the rest.