1974 TRIUMPH TR6 Registration Number: CCA 154M Chassis Numb...



£19,000 - £23,000



Registration Number: CCA 154M
Chassis Number: CF21486U
Recorded Mileage: c.15,000 miles recorded

Subject to a comprehensive restoration in the 1990s
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.

Built in April of 1974, this restored TR6 was destined for Los Angeles, where it basked in the Californian sun for the next 15 or so years, before returning to the UK in 1990. The car was then stripped in preparation for a thorough restoration by a Triumph specialist, at the time being converted to RHD specification. The engine received a reground crankshaft, the cylinders were re-bored with new pistons and an uprated Kent TH5 camshaft fitted, and fed through twin SU carburettors. During the restoration the TR6 benefitted from sensible upgrades such as stiffer roll bar to improve handling, and a five-speed Triumph gearbox (rebuilt by TR Bitz) for longer distance driving. The body and chassis were stripped of all paint, prepared and refinished, the body finished in a correct shade of dark Triumph Sapphire Blue. The interior was retrimmed in leather and the hood replaced with a mohair item. An album of photographs documents the restoration, as does a file of receipts for works completed, and a UK V5C document.

The result of all of this effort is a highly usable classic car with plenty of power to cope with modern traffic conditions, in comfort and at pace. Since restoration the Triumph has been enjoyed on events in the UK and as far abroad as Italy, where it participated in the Grand Fondo Nuvolari event in 1998.

Our vendor, a classic car collector of some 50 years or more, has taken the decision to thin out his collection, hence the TR6 becoming available for sale. All in all a lovely example of one of Britain’s best loved sports cars.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)