Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Oxford Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Thursday 11 March 2010
Registration Number: KPU282J Chassis Number: CP522580
Considered by many to be the last of the traditional British sports cars, the Triumph TR6 was the last of a long and fine line of fast and affordable open two-seaters. Its origins lie in the TR2 of 1953 which evolved into the first of the similarly Belgrove-styled TR3/TR3A and then the Michelotti-penned TR4 and TR4A.
When launched in 1968, the TR6 received a warm welcome and was regarded as the spiritual successor to the muscular Austin Healey 3000. Cars from 1973 onwards used a softer camshaft and revised fuel injection. The gearbox was also given new ratios and the optional overdrive was also improved, as was the facia, while the bodywork received a chin spoiler to improve stability.
This TR6 was purchased by the current owner and restored in 2001 by Crown Classic Cars of St Margarets at a cost of over £14