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1972 Triumph TR6

Lot No.: 202

Registration: ORK 539L
Chassis Number: CP76589D
Engine Number: CP076633HC
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2498
Year of Manufacture: 1972
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 24,750

The Triumph TR6 was the best-selling Triumph in history when production ended in 1976, but was later surpassed by the TR7. More than 94,000 TR6s were built, ninety per cent of them to US specification. The TR6 was a refined sports car and featured pile carpets on the floors and boot, plush-looking bucket seats, a lovely wooden dashboard and a full complement of instrumentation. In the US, it featured the six-cylinder engine that was carried over from the TR250, while the UK version had a more powerful fuel-injected engine from the TR5 with Lucas mechanical fuel injection system. It traces its lineage back to the four-cylinder Triumphs: TR4, TR4A, TR3/TR3A and TR2. This stylish six-cylinder sports car is regarded by some as the last true Triumph.

This Triumph TR6 is an original, UK-supplied, right-hand drive car, first registered on 1st August 1972. Finished in red with a black leather interior, this stunning car is the result of a total nut and bolt restoration at the hands of a previous owner in 2012/13. Every part of the car has been attended to, with either new parts fitted or originals refinished where appropriate. The entire process was photographically logged and these pictures, along with lots of invoices for parts, are included in the history file. The chassis was powder coated and Waxoyled ensuring that the underside of the car was as good as the top and all the trim and weather equipment was renewed.

The engine was rebuilt and the original fuel injection system was replaced with triple 40 DCOE Weber carburettors which, when coupled with the stainless steel exhaust system, gives the car a throaty roar on start-up. The increased performance necessitated that the cooling was upgraded so a Kenlowe fan was fitted, and the suspension was uprated to cope with higher cornering speeds. The look was finished off with a set of period correct, Minitlite alloy wheels. Having only covered a few miles since the restoration, the car still presents incredibly well. Our consignor, who looks at hundreds of restored cars every year, thought it was the best TR6 he had ever seen.

Supplied with a good history file, a UK V5c and an MOT until 4th August '18, this TR6 is undoubtedly one of the best examples we have ever offered at Silverstone Auctions and we urge you to see this beautifully restored UK-supplied car in the metal.