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1973 Triumph TR6 injection, overdrive, 2500cc. Registration ...



£13,000 - £15,000


1973 Triumph TR6 injection, overdrive, 2500cc. Registration number BCT 955L. Chassis number CR8860. Engine number CR000751HE.
Triumph sports cars had relied exclusively on four-cylinder engines for the preceding decade-and-a-half, they turned to six cylinders to extend the life and improve the performance of the much loved 'TR' series. Similar to the preceding four-cylinder TR4A - the first TR with independent rear suspension - but with Triumph's 2.5 litre, six-cylinder engine installed in place of the old 2.1-litre four, the TR5 was produced during the 1968 model year only (October 1967 to November 1968) pending the arrival of the TR6. Restyled for 1969 by Karmann of Osnabruck, the TR6 sported a full-width nose and squared-off tail. Under the skin the chassis remained basically the same as its independently-rear-suspended TR4A ancestor's while the 2.5-litre Lucas fuel-injected power unit was unchanged, producing 150bhp initially then 124bhp from 1973 onwards. Handling was improved over that of the TR5 courtesy of wider wheels and a front anti-roll bar. Good for 120mph with acceleration to match, the six-cylinder TRs are arguably the most exciting Triumphs ever made, continuing to enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide and an excellent network of spare parts and service providers.
BCT is an original UK right hand drive car, being first registered on the 16th May 1973, there are a large amount of MOT's on file, back to 1984 at 78,695 miles, through to 1997 when it went "around the clock" at 200 miles, these continue until 2020 at 16,122 miles, showing continuous gentle use over the years.
The large history folder of receipts go back to 1987 when the owner, Mr Weremczak, who bought it in 1985 for £2,500, had the engine rebuilt at 83,696 miles, rebored, the crank was reground, new pistons fitted. In 1989/90 he had the body rebuilt with many new panels and the suspension overhauled. His receipts continue until 2003, showing constant maintenance and improvement.
The next receipts on file are for a Mr and Mrs Poole, in 2010/13 our vendor buying her in 2017. He has continued with maintenance receipts.
It is now being sold as interesting project has arrived in his garage and space is needed.
Sold with the V5C, comprehensive MOT history, history folder, this TR6 presents very well and sounds wonderful with the sports exhaust.

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The top bid was £13,000 and did not reach reserve, the car has now been returned to the vendor.
best wishes
Barbara Spicer

Auction Date: 29th Oct 2022 at 1pm

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