Lot 141 - 1969 Triumph TR6

Lot 141 - 1969 Triumph TR6

Lot 141 - 1969 Triumph TR6

Lot Number 141
Registration DDD 58G
Chassis Number CC29176-LO
Engine Number CF18232-UE
Odometer reading 84,446 miles
Result Sold - £14,716
  • Good restoration
  • Photographic restoration book
  • Overdrive gearbox

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.

This handsome TR6 started life as an export model, leaving for the United States on 9th May 1969. A well optioned car, it benefitted from a heater, laminated windscreen, wire wheels and a desirable overdrive gearbox. Believed to have been restored in the late 90's or early 2000's here in the UK and completed to a high standard, the accompanying photographic restoration book shows that the car was stripped down to bare metal before being repainted and rebuilt, as well as being converted to right-hand drive. The car has since been repainted in a different shade of red and has benefitted from additional upgrades which include the refitting of a set of wire wheels, modern tyres, a black hood, Mazda MX5 seats, (a popular upgrade on TR6's that improves comfort immeasurably), a new free flow exhaust system with a six into two manifold and the SU carburettors were rebuilt. The car also comes complete with a chromed rocker cover, pancake air filters, luggage rack, sports door mirrors, tonneau cover and a Moto-Lita wood-rim steering wheel. The vendor reports the car to run and drive extremely well, sounding glorious through the free-flowing exhaust system.

Supplied with the UK V5C registration document, BMIHT Heritage Certificate and photographic restoration book. This fantastic example offers pure classic British, hood down, sportscar thrills. Perfect for making the most of the coming summer months.

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