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Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 18
 

1973 Triumph TR6

Sold for £16,312

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: BDH 932L
Chassis No: CR002400
MOT: March 2023

  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive example
  • Subject to a self-evident previous restoration
  • Current ownership since 2010 and just 46,000 recorded miles
  • Benefiting from new brake calipers in 2020 and water pump in 2021

Introduced in 1968 as a replacement for the outgoing TR250/TR5 models, the Triumph TR6 proved a strong seller on both sides of the Atlantic. Crisply styled, its smooth flowing lines and Kamm tail hid a cruciform-braced chassis equipped with all-round independent suspension, disc/drum brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. Powered by a refined 2498cc OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed plus overdrive manual transmission, it was deceptively fast with contemporary road testers recording 0-60mph in 8.2 seconds and a 121mph top speed. Writing in 1969, Autocar magazine went as far as to comment that "Even if the Austin-Healey 3000 had not been dropped, the TR6 would have taken over as the he-man's sports car in its own right".

Supplied new to the United Kingdom, this right-hand-drive TR6 was first registered on the 3rd of February that year. Fitted with the aforementioned 2498cc straight-six engine with the four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, the TR6 was originally a fuel-injection example although has since been converted to be carburettor fed since. Finished in Carmine Red with a Cream interior upholstery, a Black hood, hood tonneau cover and full-length tonneau. An aftermarket sports steering wheel has been fitted, however, the original steering wheel is with the car. Entering into current ownership in 2010, the TR6 has a recorded mileage of just 46,000 miles. Subject to a self-evident previous restoration, the Triumph has recently benefited from new brake calipers (in 2020) and a replacement water pump (2021). ‘BDH 932L’ is offered with a history file that includes a collection of invoices, MOT certificates dating back to 2009, a current V5C and a small number of spares including parts relating to the fuel injection system.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

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