Lot 206 - 1975 Triumph TR6 – 2 owners from new

€21,118

Auction Interclassics Maastricht January 2017

Lot Details

Lot Number 206
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number CF 38573 U
Year 1975
Make Triumph
Model TR6

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Description

The Triumph TR6 was the best-selling Triumph in history when production ended in 1976, but was later surpassed by the TR7. More than 94,000 TR6s were built, ninety per cent of them to US specification. The TR6 was a refined sports car. It featured pile carpets on floors and boot (trunk), plush-looking bucket seats, a lovely wooden dashboard and a full complement of instrumentation. In the US, it featured the six-cylinder engine that was carried over from the TR250, while the UK version had a more powerful fuel-injected engine from the TR5 that included the Lucas mechanical fuel injection system. It traces its lineage back to the four-cylinder Triumphs: TR4, TR4A, TR3/TR3A and TR2. This stylish six-cylinder sports car is regarded by some as the last true Triumph.

This beautiful example has had only 2 owners from new, the first to 2012. The second owner, an Irishman living in Germany, purchased the TR6 directly from the first owner to make a Coast to Coast road trip afterwards, later before bringing the car back home to Germany.

The TR6 is quite stunning in its originality; we see the factory-applied first paint, the intact and untouched tan vinyl interior, the original carpets, dash and wood trim, and the original soft top which is also in excellent condition. Having been maintained to a high standard, the car runs and drives very well. Furthermore the chassis and underside have been professionally cleaned and preserved.

This TR6 featured in a detailed comparison report from a leading German classic car magazine between the Porsche 914/6 and a Fiat 124 Spider. The TR6 was described thus, “Those who can find a so well preserved, highly authentic TR6 in the US, can consider themselves very fortunate.”

Showing only 35,000 miles recorded, and offered with its original instruction booklet, a copy of the Auto Zeitung article, double set of keys as well as hood and tonneau cover, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for TR6 fans.


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