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Lot 055: Triumph TR6

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

Triumph revitalised its classic TR range in 1968 and introduced the Karmann-styled TR6. Sharp, clean and fresh, the TR6 sported a more aggressive body with revised front and rear end styling although the centre section remained the same as the TR4 and TR5. For the UK market, the straight-six fuel-injected 150bhp 2,498cc engine also carried over from the previous TR5 model, although from 1973 it was changed for a milder 125bhp unit to meet stricter emissions regulations. Widely regarded as the last of the proper TRs, it had potent front disc brakes, independent front suspension and a very sporting ride. Inside was a very pleasant place to sit with pile carpets on floors and boot, plush-looking bucket seats, a lovely wooden dashboard and a full complement of instrumentation. A huge sales success, more than 94,000 TR6s were built (90% of them for the US market), before it was replaced by the much softer TR7 in 1975. This UK specification fuel injected CR model dates from 1974 and was subject to a full restoration in 1989 when it had covered 82,000 miles. All 4 wings were replaced along with the rear deck and it was given a professional re-spray in its original white. In 2007 the car was given a complete re-trim including new high quality bound carpets, new seats and door cards trimmed in red leather, whilst a new wood trim dashboard was fitted along with new door seals, mohair hood and new hood frame. The original bumpers were re-chromed and a stainless exhaust fitted, details of which are included in the comprehensive history file. More recent expenditure includes a new fuel pump and unleaded metering unit. The odometer now shows a shade under 90,000 miles, representing a mileage of just 8,000 miles in the intervening 22 years. Sitting on its original steel wheels, the vendor states that it drives as well as it looks and turns heads wherever it goes.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number055
Estimate£9500-£10500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1974
Condition rating
Registration numberSGB 103N
Mileage-
Chassis numberCR5452D
Engine numberCR003381HE
Engine capacity (cc)2498
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2