24th Apr, 2024 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 72
 

1971 Triumph GT6 MkIII
Fresh from a full professional restoration

Sold for £17,750

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: DVF 389K
Chassis No: KE101440
MOT: November 2024

  • Subject to full restoration completed in 2023, with few miles covered since
  • Factory optioned overdrive, with fabric Webasto style sunroof
  • Extensive history file

To counter the Austin-Healey Sprite budget sports from their then arch-rivals BMC, Triumph rushed out the Spitfire, which was essentially an open 2-seater version of the Herald saloon, employing the same 1147cc engine, chassis and swing-axle rear suspension. Styled by Michelotti, the Spitfire MkI to V was made from 1962 to 1980. Pitched against the MGB GT, a 1998cc 6-cylinder Vitesse engined Spitfire with Fixed Head Fastback Coupe body, the GT6 MkI, was offered 1966-1968. The 1968-1970 GT6 MkII had improved rear suspension and higher MkIII Spitfire bumpers, whilst the improved 1970-1973 GT6 MkIII with Spitfire MkIV styling ended the line. Once considered the ‘poor man’s E-Type Jaguar’, this gutsy Triumph GT is now very much sought after by collectors with values on the rise as a consequence.

Manufactured on 6th October 1971, this home-market MkIII GT6 was delivered to Duff, Morgan and Vermont Limited, Norwich on 20th October that year and was presented in New White with Black trim, featuring Overdrive as a factory optional extra.

First registered on 1st January 1972, the car was initially restored in the early ‘80s, before being subject to a further re-spray in the ‘90s. Having passed through 2 further owners over this period, a mechanic purchased the car in June 2003 and subsequently began an extensive mechanical restoration. Works included a complete engine overhaul, the chassis being media-blasted and powder coated, the body re-mounted with polyurethane mounts, a replacement differential, brake servo, the rear wheel arches and boot floor replaced, the canvas roof replaced, wiring loom, alternator and belt, radiator core, prop shaft and overdrive replaced, starter motor, wheels, water pump, rear suspension and more. There are numerous photographs of this work within the history file.

The car was purchased by the current owner and although the car had received much mechanical attention over its ownership, the paintwork had seen better days and was Red. Thus, a full professional and sympathetic restoration commenced. The car was returned to its original White and small features such as the bumpers left as they were to retain some character. Worth noting, is that much attention was paid to the bodywork, with numerous repairs and extensive metal work undertaken to ensure little filler was required. The interior was re-upholstered including replacement headlining, sunroof, door cards and carpets. The dashboard was also replaced, along with replacement wood trim. Having been completed in late 2023, this lovely GT6 is now ready for its new owner to enjoy and for good measure, comes with an MOT valid until 26th November 2024 with no advisories.

Accompanied with the vehicle is an extensive history file. Included within is the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, a large collection of previous invoices and MOT certificates dating back as far as 1994, some written history on the car showing its life beforehand, photographs of the previous owner’s mechanical restoration, as well as a USB stick containing numerous photographs documenting the recent restoration. A ‘GT6 MkIII’ reproduction owner’s handbook is also included, along with a Service Training Notes book.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks
andreas.hicks@handh.co.uk
07929 363573

 

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 24th Apr, 2024

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.Venue Details

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