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Lot 100: Triumph TR6

Classic Car Sale, Charterhouse (22 April 2012)

Pimento red. The TR6 was last of the hairy chested big six cylinder engined TRs that were in production from 1969 to 1976. During the seven year production run nearly ninety five thousand cars rolled off the production line, with a staggering 91% of them being exported, mainly to North America. The TR6 incorporated Karmann of Germany's square cut restyled body with the 2.5 litre, 6 cylinder Lucas fuel-injected engine and running gear from the previous TR5. This original right hand drive TR6 was supplied by Somerset Motors (Yeovil) LTD, Sherborne Road, Yeovil, Somerset on 9th August 1973 to its one registered owner, a Mr P Burr of Yeovil. It has subsequently resided in Yeovil ever since. This desirable 150 bhp overdrive model, has its bodywork finished in Pimento red with a rare works hard top and the interior is trimmed in black vinyl. It is believed that SYC 714M was the subject of a full rebuild in 1992, and since then has subsequently been dry stored in the deceased owner's garage. Unfortunately there isn't any accompanying documentary evidence of the rebuild, but it is obvious that the car has received a great deal of attention. Since this TR6 was removed from its resting place of nearly twenty years, it has received a full valet, and on connecting up a battery, the engine turned over freely. The history file is limited, but it does contain

the original Passport to Service stamped up to 48,649 miles by the supplying dealer, the last MOT expiry date being 8th October 1993 (mileage 73,355) two owners manuals and an expired tax disc for 1993. This very desirable TR6 now requires a sympathetic programme of recommissioning and safety checks before once again taking to the road, and should be an easy and rewarding project for the next owner. V5, no current MOT or tax

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car Sale
Charterhouse, Royal Bath and West Showground
TypeCar
Lot Number100
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£90000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1973
Condition rating0
Registration numberSYC 714M,
Mileage-
Chassis numberCR25800,
Engine numberCR002473HE,
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors