1971 TRIUMPH TR6 Registration Number: LYX 738K Chassis Numb...






Registration Number: LYX 738K
Chassis Number: CP54550-0

- UK-delivered, 150bhp Lucas-injected model
- In single ownership from 1976 to 2013
- Subject to restoration from 2013- 2015

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.

According to its older period green registration book, this UK-specified car was registered to its first owner in October of 1971, being traded a few years later to a Mrs. Philippot from Devon, who kept the car for a further 37 years, during which the car resided in the south of France near to Fréjus. By the early 2000s the TR6 had returned to the UK for restoration. Sadly during the process the owner passed away and the next custodian, a Mr. Lovell of Bristol, commissioned a restoration with local specialist Long Life Motors of Bristol, including a bare metal repaint in Laurel Green, the interior retrimmed, and a new convertible roof fitted. Completed in 2015, the TR6 has been used sparingly since, and in recent times has been dry stored.

In current ownership the TR6 has received further attention, amongst other items, the gearbox has been removed, overhauled and refitted with a replacement overdrive unit, the rear differential overhauled, the fuel tank and radiator replaced, a new Bosch fuel pump and a starter motor fitted, the wheels replaced with chromed wires (the original steel wheels are available still), and more recently the oil and filters have been replaced. Bills for in the region of £3,000 support this additional work.

The TR6 still presents well and when on test drove nicely, our only observations being one or two minor localised blemishes to the paintwork, and minor improvements to the interior trim.

Offered with a file of invoices, older bill of sale from 1976, period documents, older green registration book and current UK V5C, previous MoT certificates dating back to the 1970s, and two sets of keys, this is in our view a well estimated example of this most classic of British sports cars.

Auction Date: 23rd Sep 2023 at 2pm

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23rd Sep 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)