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Lot 263: Triumph TR6 Roadster

The Monaco Sale, Bonhams (11 May 2012)

Its sports cars having relied exclusively on four-cylinder engines for the preceding decade-and-a-half, Triumph turned to six cylinders to extend the life and improve the performance of the much loved 'TR' series. Similar to the preceding four-cylinder TR4A - the first TR with independent rear suspension - but with Triumph's 2.5-litre, six-cylinder engine installed in place of the old 2.1-litre four, the TR5 was produced during the 1968 model year only (October 1967 to November 1968) pending the arrival of the TR6. Restyled for 1969 by Karmann of Osnabruck, the TR6 sported a full-width nose and squared-off tail. Under the skin the chassis remained basically the same as its independently-rear-suspended TR4A ancestor's while the 2.5-litre Lucas fuel-injected power unit was unchanged. Handling was improved over that of the TR5 courtesy of wider wheels and a front anti-roll bar. Good for 120mph with acceleration to match, the six-cylinder TRs are arguably the most exciting Triumphs ever made, continuing to enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide and an excellent network of spare parts and service providers. This early left-hand drive example was completely restored in 2008 and is described by the vendor as in generally very good condition. The car is offered with Italian libretto and comes complete with tonneau cover.

Lot Details
Auction The Monaco Sale
Bonhams, Monaco
TypeCar
Lot Number263
Estimate€20000-€25000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€16000
Hammer Price (inc premium)€18400
Year1969
Condition rating2
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number2106CR
Engine numberCR1973HE
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2