Lot 218 - 1973 Triumph TR6

Lot 218 - 1973 Triumph TR6

Lot 218 - 1973 Triumph TR6

Lot Number 218
Registration HKT 154L
Chassis Number CR6480
Engine Number MGB5005EBW
Odometer reading 38,477 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
  • Original UK supplied, right hand drive example
  • Desirable colour combination
  • Fitted with carburettors

The TR6 was introduced in 1968 and was the bestseller of the TR range when production ended in July 1976. The bodywork closely resembled that of the previous model, the Triumph TR5. The design house, Karmann Consultants, squared off the front and back ends to give the TR6 its sharpened look. Fitted with a 2.5 litre, in-line, six-cylinder engine, the TR6 could reach 60mph in just over 8.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 120mph. It featured a four-speed manual transmission with an optional overdrive unit and semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, 15" wheels and tyres, bucket seats and a full complement of instrumentation.

First registered on 14th March 1973, this original right hand drive, UK supplied example is presented in Pimento Red over a black interior and is fitted with Minilite style wheels. Acquired by the current vendor in January 2007, this TR6 was used occasionally before being treated to renovation work in 2012. The work included the removal of the engine and gearbox and fitting a new clutch and ring gear. A Triumph 2,500cc engine was sourced and fitted which benefits from carburettors as opposed to the original fuel injection system. A new and extensively improved wiring harness, new fuses and relays, and a transistorised ignition was also fitted with an accurate wiring diagram which is included in the history file. More recently, this TR has been fitted with an electric fan and Mazda MX5 seats which make for a much more user-friendly experience. The vendor reports that the TR runs and drives very well indeed using it regularly in the summer months. This Triumph comes with a sizeable history file which includes various sundry invoices, bills for maintenance work, old MoT test records and the V5C registration document. This example offers huge amounts of car for the money and can be enjoyed immediately.

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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