Some say that the Triumph TR6 is the last of the great British sports cars having been hand assembled with a separate chassis.
This particular car has a very large history file dating from the early 1980's proving the amount of restoration it has undergone, initially in the 1990's when it was commissioned by the Moss, Cox & Buckles workshops for a total strip down, replacement of deteriorated panels, chrome, interior and mechanical parts. The car was then put into storage. In 2004 the mileage was recorded as 06271, a new engine was fitted in 2007 and in 2011 the mileage had increased to 06319. It was subsequently recommissioned with a full respray, new brakes, engine service, new tyres and double duck hood. The log book records 9 previous owners.
The present owner purchased the car in 2017 since when the bodywork and chassis have been restored, with many new parts including new half tonneau cover and seat belts.
The Triumph TR6 was built by BMC between 1968 and 1976. Of the 91,850 TR6s produced, 83,480 were exported and only 8,370 were sold in the UK. The bodywork, although similar to the TR4/TR5, was developed under a consultancy contract with Karmann, hence the squared-off 'Kamm' tail.
All TR6s were powered by Triumph's 2.5 litre straight 6, with the same Lucas mechanical fuel injection at the TR5 for the UK and global markets, and carburetted for the USA. The TR6 petrol-injection system helped the initial home-market TR6 produce 150 bhp but which was reduced to 125 bhp from early 1973 onwards
This TR6 has a four-speed manual transmission with the optional electrically switched overdrive on third and fourth. Other features include semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15-inch wheels and tyres, disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear.
The UK version TR6 could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds and had a top speed of 120 mph.
The car is being sold on behalf of the present owner. The personal plate will be removed and the car returned to it's original registration PRT 694M
There is a current MOT until July 2020 but this can be renewed at the point of sale.An excellent car for the summer sunshine. Call Howard for a test drive and viewing on 01787 210318