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Lot 064: Triumph TR6

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

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. In full-fat 150bhp form it could sprint to 60mph in 8.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 120mph. 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. Dating from 1971, this particular TR6 was exported new to America, returning to the UK in 1991 when it was converted to right-hand drive. Dark blue with a black soft top, it has the desirable overdrive gearbox with overdrive on 3rd and 4th. Said to be in very good condition for the year, it further benefits from a walnut dash and Minilite-style alloy wheels. The 71,300 miles on the clock is believed genuine but there is insufficient history to warrant this. Just issued with a fresh MOT prior to the sale and said to drive well, it is only reluctantly being sold due to lack of use.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number064
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£5400
Year1971
Condition rating
Registration numberBJA 279K
Mileage-
Chassis numberCC78227L
Engine numberCF15132UE
Engine capacity (cc)2498
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors