Lot 231 - 1974 Triumph TR6

Lot 231 - 1974 Triumph TR6

Lot 231 - 1974 Triumph TR6

Lot Number 231
Registration WJY 10M
Chassis Number CR5206
Engine Number CR003052ME
Odometer reading 126,000 miles
Estimate £18,000 - £23,000
  • Genuine UK right hand drive example
  • Sympathetically restored over several years
  • 125bhp, fuel injected engine

The Triumph TR6 was produced between 1969 and 1976 and, by the time production ended in July 1976, it was the best-seller of the TR range. In total 94,619 TR6s were manufactured of which 86,249 were sold overseas and only 8,370 were sold in the UK. The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the TR5, but the front and rear were squared off and all TR6s featured inline six-cylinder engines. The TR6 featured a four-speed manual transmission and an optional equipment overdrive unit was a desirable feature because it gave drivers close-gearing for spirited driving whilst remaining an excellent touring car for open motorways. It also featured 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 instrumentation. Braking was provided by disc brakes at the front and rear drum brakes.

First registered on 4th April 1974 to a Mr. Pickering from Alnwick, this beautiful Mimosa Yellow TR6 was a UK home market supplied vehicle, which included the overdrive gearbox option from new. Purchased in 2006 by a Mr. Webster in Derby who ran the car until he began what developed into a comprehensive bodywork, engine and chassis restoration spanning several years. When the current owner, in Buckinghamshire, purchased the car in 2017 the expenditure didn’t stop there. They have continued the sympathetic restoration which has included LED bulbs, re-chromed bumpers, ceramic coated exhaust manifold, complete new interior/door card, new seats, fuel pump and fuel line, electronic ignition, polyurethane bushes, high torque starter, refurbished inlet manifold and injectors, Oak Burr dash and wood door cappings and tonneau cover.

Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this MoT exempt sportscar is a genuine, privately owned, honest and useable classic. This TR6 represents fabulous value for money and would make an ideal addition to any collection or a perfect starting place for any classic car enthusiast. This Triumph has been garaged and exercised regularly, various bills of maintenance work, old MoT test certificates and many receipts can be found in the history file which includes a full service history until 57,775 miles, all stamped in the Triumph Passport book.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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