Wed, 16th Mar 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 48

1971 Triumph TR6

Sold for £20,812

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: HLP 497K
Chassis No: CP544580
MOT: Exempt

  • Held in a private collection for the last 28 years
  • Offered for sale stored since its mechanical recommissioning in 2013 and comes accompanied with desirable matching hard top
  • Offered with just 73,000 warranted miles on the odometer and just 5 former keepers displayed on the V5 document

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".

Held in a private collection for the last 28 years, ‘HLP 497K’ is offered boasting a desirable specification. After a colour change in 1987 from Saffron to Pimento red, the vehicle is offered with overdrive on 2nd 3rd and 4th, benefits from an unleaded Bosch fuel pump and metering unit and sits on replica Minilite wheels dressed in Pirelli tyres, with the correct steel wheels also available. The car has also benefited from a replacement hood and comes with matching hard top and displays just c.73,000 warranted miles on the odometer. ‘HLP 497K’ has been stored since 2013, when it benefited from a full recommissioning with a well-respected Triumph engineer. Included with the vehicle is a comprehensive history containing a number of previous invoices and MOTs, a workshop manual, some magazines and informational material and the V5 document which displays just 5 previous keepers. The vendor rates the condition of the bodywork, engine, paintwork, engine, transmission, electrical equipment and interior trim all as ‘Very Good’. Please note the rev counter will require some attention as it is currently not working.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Hicks


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