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  Lot 4
 

1971 Triumph TR6

Sold for £14,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: SVN 773K
Chassis No: CC76667L
MOT: Exempt

  • Retained in current ownership for the last twelve years
  • Imported into the United Kingdom in c.1990
  • Subject to a comprehensive restoration shortly after repatriation
  • Fitted with wire wheels and an attractive wood-rimmed steering wheel

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".

Manufactured in 1971, this TR6 is understood to have been exported when new to a left-hand-drive market. Fitted with the aforementioned 2.5-litre straight-six engine fed by twin-carburettors and mated to the four-speed manual transmission, the Triumph was repatriated in approximately 1990. Provided with a comprehensive restoration shortly after its return to the United Kingdom, this included a full respray in Green, as presented today. Residing in current ownership since 2009, the Triumph has been fitted with wire wheels shod with Pirelli P6000 tyres all-round as well as an attractive, aftermarket wood-rimmed steering wheel. With a recorded mileage of 94,832 miles (at time of consignment), ‘SVN 773K’ is offered with a current V5C document.

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

 

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