Lot 133 - 1967 Triumph GT6 Mk. I

Lot 133 - 1967 Triumph GT6 Mk. I

Lot 133 - 1967 Triumph GT6 Mk. I

Lot Number 133
Registration OPK 640E
Chassis Number KC4485
Engine Number KC4456E
Odometer reading 69,463 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £18,000
Result Sold - £19,244
  • Matching numbers
  • Extensive works undertaken
  • Three long term owners

 

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 ‘baby E-Type’ and today it is one of the most sought after post-war Triumph sports cars.

Originally registered on 17th May 1967, this stunning GT6 presents wonderfully in Signal Red with a contrasting black interior. The car has benefitted from just three long term owners and retains a lot of its essential originality. The vendor tells us that when he purchased the car from its second owner, a rather strong-willed, former air hostess, he was ‘interviewed’ for his suitability in becoming the much-cherished cars new keeper. The impressive file for this attractive matching numbers Triumph contains previous MoT test certificates, various receipts and bills and shows a comprehensive recommissioning in 2009 costing £6,863. Also present is a Heritage Certificate confirming its matching numbers status and that the car was built with the option of a heater, wire wheels and windscreen washers. A copy of Triumph Sportscars by Andrea and David Sparrow is included in the sale and features OPK 640E. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this well documented example with an interesting history and verifiable low-milage is realistically priced and could prove to be a fine future investment.


Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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