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1965 Triumph Vitesse 6

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£8,000

  • Mileage60,742
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.6L
  • LocationWest Haddon

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1965 Triumph Vitesse 6

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Introduction

Glyn Parry
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Based on its predecessor, the Herald, this car was manufactured in Britain from 1962-71.

We met Tom, who adores this car, having owned this actual car as his first car. A great daily driver with low miles and lots of maintenance over the years. This is a true sixties classic and is ready to drive away and enjoy.

Tom has adored this car for a very long time, so much so, he spent a lot of time and money in the last year to see the car triumphantly come back to life. As we have seen the car performs great. We believe once the interior has been finished, this will be a car that the new owner can really adore.

We would like to thank Tom for using our service and we are determined to find a genuine owner who is particularly fond of this model and will cherish it for some time.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Tom the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

When Tom was eighteen, he saw all of his friends getting Austin Maestros or similar as their first car. He was having none of it and wanted a unique car that was also great to drive, welcome to the Triumph Vitesse 6 you see here.

Yes, this was originally Tom’s first-ever car and he has owned it twice. The initial ownership lasted five years and gave him so much joy, using the triumph as his daily driver as well as leisurely travelling all across the country.

Some years later, Tom saw the car in a bit of a state on eBay. Due to the attachment and sentimental value he had with the car he was worried that it might be broken for parts and decided to buy it again just over a year ago, as he could not bear to see that happen. He reacquired and commissioned a well-needed restoration on the mechanical parts of the car and a full body restoration, as you can see in the paperwork and videos. Please watch our ‘Meet the Owner’ video as Tom talks about the car and himself in further detail.

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Exterior

On top of the mechanical restoration, there was also significant works warranted to the exterior in which various parts were revitalised. A credit goes to Tom, as his sentimental attachment to the car has brought new life to this example and looks to be in excellent condition.

Wheels and Tyres

New wheels and tyres were fitted last year as they degraded from previous owners. A full set of ‘Uniroyal Rain Expert 3’s’ profiled at 185/70/13, they look in excellent condition and suited to wet conditions.

Bodywork

The restoration went down to the bare metal to take care of any potential rust that may have been present. Looking in excellent condition now, we are very happy with how the work turned out.

Paint

The blue and cream paint appears in excellent condition and would have been a great improvement after the car had been stripped down in late 2019. The sills and underside of the bonnet have been treated with stone chip paint to avoid rust. This is not factory specification and can be remedied by the new owner.

Glass and Trim

The glass appears in excellent condition, along with the trim that was restored recently.

Interior

Tom mentions in the ‘On the Road’ video that, if he were to carry on owning the car, he would review the interior. Please watch the ‘Interior Review’ video to review the condition of the inside for yourself, you will not miss a thing.

Seats and Carpets

The front seats appear to be the original specification and are in good condition. The rear seats are also in good condition but have two holes beside them on the rear side trim, where after-market speakers look to have been installed. The carpets are in a fair condition of the car’s mileage, however, Tom believes they should be reviewed.

Dashboard

The dashboard also appears in a fair condition and could do with a bit of cleaning to it, to add that shine.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

These both look to be original and are in good condition.

Mechanics

Please watch our ‘On the Road’ video as Tom, takes us out on a ride through his local area of West Haddon. You can see the car performing fantastically through country lanes, getting a good feel for what the Triumph may be like to drive. Overall, Glyn felt the drive was very pleasurable and saw some cyclists heads turn when they took time to stop at junctions.

Engine and Gearbox

The car started first go from cold – (see the start of the video). The gears were changing well with no unwanted noise being produced. The engine bay received restoration work as mentioned earlier, as well as new pads, discs and callipers on the front, the rear brakes have new pads and cylinders, the twin carburettors have been balanced and tuned, and a new radiator has been installed all within the last year.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension felt comfortable on a relatively bumpy country lane with a slight rattle from the frame over major bumps as you would expect from a car this era. Tom mentions new brake discs, callipers and brake lines have been added during the restoration.

The Drive

There were no issues detected on the drive. The engine sounded healthy and was overall, a pleasurable drive.

Electrics and Other

There are hardly any electrics on the car, however, Tom informs us the basics all work as they should.

History and Paperwork

As mentioned in the listing, Tom bought the car as his first and was under his ownership for 5 years.

There is partial paperwork retained before Tom’s second ownership but we have supporting documents of the condition prior to restoration. The car also comes with the original registration document from the first owner and the original owners' handbook.

Just over £1,000 was spent on the mechanical restoration whilst the exterior restoration succumbed to £6,790. Please see all documents in the media file. A previous owner in the ’90s seemed to have cared for it well, taking it to a full mechanical service/restoration in 1995, costing just over £1,000.

Please see the images below to review all the paperwork that comes with the car.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
17.01.2020 Visit 60,742
Key Details
  • ModelVitesse 6
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.06.1965
  • CC1,596
  • Mileage60,742
  • HistoryPartial
  • ColourBlue
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimVinyl
  • Chassis #AB26410DL
  • Engine #HB25784HE
  • RestoredYes
  • Engine RebuildPartial
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - Clear
  • Former Keepers5
  • Tyre TreadVery Good
  • Tyre BrandUniroyal
  • Tyre Age1 Year
  • Brake Life1 Year
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned1 Year
  • Key FeatureRestored 2019







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