The GT6 was launched in 1966 as a fastback version of the popular Spitfire model. Powered by 2.0 litre engine from the Triumph 2000 the model enjoyed a production run until 1973. This new model, like the Spitfire, inherited what was essentially the Triumph Heralds chassis and running gear which had already proved capable of handling six-cylinder power when developed for the Vitesse saloon. With brisk performance and stylish looks the GT6 deserved its nickname of the ‘baby E-Type’ and today it is one of the most sought after post-war Triumph sports cars.
Originally registered on 17th May 1967, this stunning GT6 presents wonderfully in Signal Red with a contrasting black interior. The car has benefitted from just three long term owners and retains a lot of its essential originality. The vendor tells us that when he purchased the car from its second owner, a rather strong-willed, former air hostess, he was ‘interviewed’ for his suitability in becoming the much-cherished cars new keeper. The impressive file for this attractive matching numbers Triumph contains previous MoT test certificates, various receipts and bills and shows a comprehensive recommissioning in 2009 costing £6,863. Also present is a Heritage Certificate confirming its matching numbers status and that the car was built with the option of a heater, wire wheels and windscreen washers. A copy of Triumph Sportscars by Andrea and David Sparrow is included in the sale and features OPK 640E. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this well documented example with an interesting history and verifiable low-milage is realistically priced and could prove to be a fine future investment.