Lot 129 - 1972 Triumph TR6

Lot 129 - 1972 Triumph TR6

Lot 129 - 1972 Triumph TR6

Lot Number 129
Registration NUY 13K
Chassis Number CP764720
Engine Number CP764UHE
Odometer reading 82,000 miles
Estimate £20,000 - £25,000
Result Sold - £23,772
  • Genuine UK right hand drive example
  • Fully restored over a six-year period
  • 150 bhp, fuel injected engine

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 23rd June 1972, this desirable ‘CP’ 150 brake horsepower car was a UK home market supplied vehicle, which included the overdrive gearbox option from new. The car was purchased in the early 90’s by a Mr Wallin in Berkshire who, in 1994, began what developed into a comprehensive restoration spanning six years and resulted in a stunning outcome. The burr walnut dash is as new, likewise the double duck hood which complements the lovely blue coachwork and black trim. When Mr Brown in Bracknell purchased the car in 2005 the expenditure didn’t stop there. Being described as somewhat of a perfectionist he had Rees Bros. inspect the car prior to purchase. In 2013 Mr Brown had the engine reconditioned by Rees Bros. who also provided an evaluation on the car stating it was ‘an excellent example of this desirable sports car that has been looked after very well. It is in first class order throughout’. Having covered only minimal mileage since, the car presents just as it would have in 2013, one of the best we have offered, purchased last year by an international collector the car has been dry stored and will be lightly re-commissioned with new oil and filters coupled to a new UK MoT for the sale. Supplied with its UK V5C registration document, previous MoT test certificates and many receipts. This example, offered in its ultimate high-powered specification, is not to be confused with the average TR6. Its condition is fantastic and it presents extremely well in a desirable colour combination.

*Salesroom Notice - The V5 for this lot is in the post and will arrive the week after sale - we have a scan copy in the V5 folder

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