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1973 Triumph TR6 PI

Lot No.: 305

Registration: XRV 189L
Chassis Number: CR8490
Engine Number: CR2026HE
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2498
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Estimate (£): 22,000 - 25,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

Many saw the TR6 as the last of a breed of hairy-chested British sports cars, more than 94,000 TR6s were built, ninety per cent of them to US specification.

This Triumph TR6 is an original UK right-hand drive car supplied new on 4th February 1973 through Wadham Stringer Ltd of Portsmouth and finished in New White with a black interior. Factory fitted equipment at that time included overdrive, a heater and seatbelts. The majority of the history of the car is unknown, however in 2013, it was purchased by a British ex-pat living in France by the name of Mr Andrew Clemmit, who embarked on a total restoration of the vehicle which was completed in 2015.

A photographic record of the restoration shows the body was separated from the chassis and all rust and rot replaced where necessary and new panels sought. The chassis was reinforced and wax oiled and polyurethane bushes fitted before the suspension was reassembled utilising Koni shock absorbers on the rear. The engine was rebuilt with new bearings, pistons and piston rings and a desireable unleaded cylinder head fitted with the unit married up to a J-type overdrive gearbox. A new stainless steel sports exhaust with the recognisable twin-tailpipes ensures this car has that TR6 burble.

A new wiring loom was fitted along with a heater matrix, new carpets, retrimmed seats and a new mohair hood and hood cover ensuring that all occupants remain warm and dry in this British classic. The car is now riding on Minilite-style wheels, giving it a more aggressive stance.

Accompanying the car is a folder full of bills for many of the parts ordered, predominantly from well-respected supplier Moss. A UK V5c and an MOT until 29th August 2017 are present, along with a book showing photographs of the car during its restoration. All the hard graft has been done and the result is simply beautiful. You would struggle to find another home-market TR6 in this condition and we urge you to snap this one up right in time for summer classic motoring.