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The GT6 was originally designed as a four-cylinder tin-top counterpart to the Spitfire, but when Triumph’s development team realised that the coupe was somewhat slower than the roadster, they came up with the obvious solution of fitting the straight-six engine from the 2000 saloon and Vitesse. In the process, they had unwittingly produced a miniature E-Type Jaguar, as well as a very effective rival to the recently-launched MGB GT. The extra power of the 2.0-litre stuffed into the Spitfire’s chassis soon earned it a reputation for being great in a straight line, but not so good in corners as the swing-axle rear suspension was prone to sudden lift-off oversteer quickly turning a scenic drive into a drive through the scenery. This problem was solved with the arrival of the GT6 Mk2 in late 1968 thanks to a revised rear suspension set up which reversed the wishbone mountings and introduced Retroflex driveshaft couplings.
Offered here from the Anthony Hamilton Collection is a lovely Triumph GT6 Mk2 finished in Saffron Yellow with a New Tan Ambla interior. It has been subject to an earlier Sherwood’s Restoration and still presents very nicely. It was subject to an RAC report in 2001 and the examiner quoted that 'it would be hard to find a better example'. At that time, the mileage was 48,900 and the speedometer still only shows 73,368 miles. The lovely reupholstered interior still retails its original push-button Motorola radio and there is a comprehensive history file.
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location Monday to Wednesday between between Thursday 29th October - 12th November. Please contact Lionel on 07831 574381 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.