1973 Triumph TR6SOLD

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Registration No: PRT694M
Engine No: CR0026104E
CC: 2498
Colour: White
Trim Colour: Blue
MOT: April 2012

Reference Number 132067

as of 7/6/2011

Overview
Car 1973 Triumph TR6
VIN CR26530 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Known History

"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" (Autocar magazine).

 

Triumph's TR Series began with the unveiling of a prototype (retrospectively called the TR1) at the 1952 London Motor Show. It was built around the chassis of the pre-war Flying Nine, the suspension from the Mayflower and powered by the engine from the Vanguard. Trials showed it to handle poorly, however, and the design was not progressed. The new, improved TR2 was launched the following year, and so began a series of successful two-seater sports cars that ended in 1981, with the last of the TR8s. The evolution was steady but continuous and, in the same way that the early cars all evolved from the predecessors, the TR6 which first saw the light of day in late 1968 was effectively a cleverly updated TR5. For the body revisions Triumph naturally turned to the Italian who had styled the TR4/TR5 - Michelotti. However, he could not meet their schedule and the squaring off of the nose and tail were eventually achieved by the German designers at Karmann. The car's underpinnings were broadly as per the TR5. A total of 94,619 examples were produced, a mere 8,370 of which were sold on the home market.

 

The Triumph being offered is a right-hand drive home market car dating from September 1973 and equipped with the optional overdrive gearbox. It is finished in White allied to a Blue leather interior. The vendor considers the bodywork, paintwork, trim, engine and transmission as all "excellent" and the venerable Triumph comes complete with MOT into April next year.