UPDATE: This car has now been sold for £21,500 all inclusive
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Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.
On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.
Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.
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Gary has owned the TR6 for the best part of 8 years now. He was a passionate motorcyclist who unfortunately had a bad accident. His wife was worried about him seriously hurting himself again so they decided to invest in a much safer but still classic way of doing trips, so they bought a beautiful Old English White Triumph.
Since Gary’s wife has passed he has found it harder to drive a beautiful machine that has given him so much sentimental value and memories. He wants someone to take it off him and start making memories for themselves as that’s what driving a classic like this is all about.
Gary and our consigner Matt were brave in the ‘On the Road’ video as they drove with the top down on a very cold day. Gary talks to us further about himself and the car, odd jobs here-and-there, what he has done with it, the significant history file, and how he was so close to selling his Audi R8 to keep the Triumph – tough choice, both classics in our eyes at the office.
The car is blessed with a Old English White coating finished with chrome platings. The TR6 adopted squared off front and back ends compared to her predecessor. There is a sophisticated muscle style about this car that differentiates itself from other Triumph’s, boasting more masculine features. We are really happy with the overall condition of the exterior – please see the ‘Exterior Review’ video and all the photos we have taken upon our visit.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is fitted with a full set of 205/60/15 tyres that seem to be in excellent condition. On a notoriously rust-risky model we saw the wheel arches still strong and showing no signs of rotting. The wheels were fitted when the restoration took place that maintain the original factory look.
We were really happy with the condition of the bodywork. Upon our visit we deemed this to be in immaculate condition. The TR6’s Kamm-tail styling may look like the Michelotti-styled Triumph saloons but was in fact styled at Karmann, West Germany. The sills are showing now signs of rot or rust – a credit goes to Gary and all former keepers after the restoration who have cared for it so well. The Triumph also comes with a hard-top.
Calmly presented in a fine Old English White, this example will ensure passers-by are left in awe at such an exemplary model TR6. Upon our visit we saw no defects such as bubbling or rust on the paint.
Glass and Trim
Both are in excellent condition across the car.
When you see a restored vehicle for the first time you always want to know what it looked like before. Well, thanks to the extensive history file since its restoration in the eighties we can see how dire the interior looked. Now the new owner is blessed with the knowledge that all they have to do with this car is drive away, get onto those back roads and start enjoying themselves.
Seats and Carpets
Both the seats and carpets are in great condition – the restoration has bought life back into the seats that were probably perishing, leather trim was preferred over the original vinyl.
The dashboard has been finished beautifully. We believe judging from the media file that the dashboard was taken out with a more vintage looking finish added which compliments the white colour a lot more. Later TR6 models boast revised switches and dials late in 1973.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Both look to be original and still in excellent condition.
Matt felt privileged as Gary took him out around his local area. This is what owning a triumph is all about, getting out onto those back roads and just enjoying the sound you get from the engine and exhaust whilst the breeze travels up the windscreen and over your head. We were incredibly impressed with how brave Matt and Gary were with the top down – but the blokiest of blokes will let nothing stand in their way. Please watch our ‘On the Road’ video as we review the car starting, driving, and stopping. In the Cold Start section at the start of this video we experienced an issue with the battery as it has not been used frequently. Gary assures is he will get the problem diagnosed and will be updated accordingly on this page.
Engine and Gearbox
The 2.5L flat in-line six cylinder engine was detuned in the latter years of production to produce 125hp to make it easier to drive – this has also been converted to run on unleaded. A four-speed transmission was also installed that allows overdrive in 3rd and 4th gear. The engine appears to be very clean on our visit and the gear change was smooth on our ride out.
Suspension and Brakes
There were no knocks or rattles on the drive, as well as the car stopping as expected with no unwanted noise coming from these components.
The car really drives great. Matt was really happy with the sporty exhaust that was fitted a while back which sounds great. Please watch the ‘On the Road’ video as we see the car cruise through the country roads effortlessly.
Electrics and Other
There are hardly any electrics on the car, however, Gary informs us the basics all work as they should. The car is fitted with a modern stereo but Gary says he hasn’t used it as he loves the sound of the car so much. All gauges performed as expected on our inspection.
The car has extensive history file which dates back to the restoration of the vehicle in a neatly presented A4-bound file. It was completed by Revington TR which are still proudly restoring these iconic British cars today. The work took place from 1980 to 1981.
Before Gary acquired it 8 years ago, it had only two previous owners from 1997. Please see the images below to review all the paperwork that comes with the car, and review the MOT history below. We can provide you with any details of the test upon request. Gary has assured us that there have been no advisories on the TR6 for the last three MOT’s (Checked and correct).
Gary is looking into the problem with the battery and updates will be added to this listing once confirmed – once this has been remedied, it is ready to drive away. Please feel free to ask.
The car comes with a Certificate of Triumph Heritage that could confirm the matching numbers on both chassis and engine.
23.08.2018 – 99,863 (MOT)
11.03.2017 – 99,529 (MOT)
05.03.2016 – 99,325 (MOT)
06.03.2015 – 98,710 (MOT)
07.03.2014 – 98,073 (MOT)
01.03.2013 – 97,097 (MOT)
07.03.2012 – 96,495 (MOT)
12.07.2011 – 96,440 (MOT)
12.06.2008 – 95,857 (MOT)
13.06.2007 – 95,563 (MOT)
27.04.2006 – 95,349 (MOT)
10.08.2005 – 95,279 (MOT)
06.09.2004 – 94,976 (MOT)
06.09.2003 – 94,718 (MOT)
14.08.2002 – 93,979 (MOT)
22.08.2001 – 93,708 (MOT)
18.07.2000 – 92,237 (MOT)
02.06.1999 – 91,279 (MOT)
01.06.1998 – 90,333 (MOT)
29.07.1997 – 88,857 (Service)
30.05.1997 – 88,397 (MOT)
07.06.1996 – 88,052 (MOT)
29.10.1994 – 86,612 (MOT)
10.08.1993 – 85,879 (MOT)
29.02.1992 – 84,492 (MOT)
27.04.1982 – 62,314 (MOT)
HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – available on request.
Looking at the photos of Revington TR working on the car, it looked to be a great project. The car was in pieces until they got their hands on it and have since brought it back to life for the succeeding owners to enjoy.
This is a true British sports car that anyone will love to drive. The beauty of having a car is enjoying it on those weekends off on the back roads, taking your date out for a picnic, or even taking it to a show where you can try and say you have a better Triumph than someone else – good luck with that!
All in all this is a car that you can enjoy and also know you are investing in a car full of heritage that will appreciate in value in good market conditions. Gary has priced this car very competitively and will be sad to see it go as he has had so many memories in it – we hope you will too.
MATT NOLANThis auction listing was written from information supplied by Matt after meeting Gary the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Gary will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.
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