1974 Triumph TR6

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  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    TR6
    Trans.
    Manual
    Reg. Date
    1974
    CC
    2.5L
    Mileage
    25,000
    History
    Good
    Colour
    Blue
    Interior Colour
    Blue
    Interior Trim
    Leather
    Chassis #
    CR54540
    Engine #
    CR003378HE
    Restored
    Yes
    Former Keepers
    2
    LHD or RHD
    RHD
    Vehicle Visited
    Yes
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    3 Years
    Key Feature
    Condition
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AUCTION CLOSED

Now sold, this lovely restored TR6 went to Nick for £30,000 (inclusive of buyers premium).

 
This is an excellent condition TR6 owned by Alan for over three years – it’s simply stunning and fully restored. A new baby on the way means he now needs to find a new owner.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Alan then please click here to send him a message – Alan will get back to you asap.

 

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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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THE CAR & ALAN

Meet Alan, he’s owned this car for nearly 3 years, purchasing it from a garage that carried out a full body-off restoration on the car.

Alan had always wanted a TR6 ever since he was a young boy. So, when the the opportunity came to buy one later in life he snapped up this example. A big inspiration and driver for Alan to buy a TR6 particularly, was that his grandad owned a couple of TR6’s when he was growing up.

Since Alan’s ownership, he’s looked after the car. It never goes out in the rain (today was an exception) and all of the paperwork and service history is filed in a very orderly manner. The condition of the car today is testament to it being cared for and dry stored in a garage at all times.

Alan is looking to sell the car as his family has now out-grown it and he isn’t using the car as much as he would like to. So it’s time for a new custodian to buy and enjoy.

 

EXTERIOR

This TR6 is finished in a lovely shade of blue, Triumph “French Blue” to be specific. It looks absolutely stunning.

Wheels & Tyres
15″ wire-wheels wrapped in Vredestein tyres all around. The wheels look lovely, take a look at the images to see the detail.

Bodywork
The bodywork is great on this car, take a look a the video review to see the shut-lines and panel gaps. Since purchasing the car, Alan has kept it garaged and the condition of the bodywork and underside is testament to keeping it from corroding.

Paint
This “French” blue paint is lovely. The finish and colour is even across the car. We captured the detailed video review before the shower, but even with a bit of rain on the car, you can see how lovely the paint condition is. Watch the video and take a look at the photos.

Glass and Trim
The glass and brightwork across the car is in great condition. No visible signs of pitting and the roof importantly kept us dry. The car also comes with a matching tonneau cover, in line with the condition of the rest of the car.

 

INTERIOR

Along with the exterior renovation, the interior was also attended to and now looks excellent.

Seats and Carpets
Blue leather seats and black carpets trim the interior of this TR6. It looks very smart and we didn’t observe any issues with the seats and carpets. Take a look at the video review.

Dashboard
The wood trim to the dash was one of the only things that Alan said could be something to work on, but you’d loose an element of originality if you did. The dials and instruments all look great, take a look at the photos for the details.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
A lovely wooden steering wheel and a classic gear stick with leather gaiter. Both look excellent. Watch the video review to see them up close.

 

MECHANICS

Alan made an exception and took the car out in the rain for us, so that we could film our normal “On The Road” video.

Engine and Gearbox
The car burst in to life from cold, the 2.5L straight-six engine settling down when at temperature and no adverse smoke from the exhaust. It’s fitted with a 4 speed gearbox, with overdrive, went through the gears with no issue.

Suspension and Brakes
Taking the car along the local roads, over some speed bumps and rough terrain, we didn’t hear any knocks/squeaks or rattles. In fact, the only thing we could hear was the lovely exhaust note and the wind-screen wipers doing their thing! Alan also confirmed that the car brakes as you would expect for a fully rebuilt and restored car. Watch the video to see it in action.

The Drive
During a leisurely drive around some coastal areas, it was a pleasure as a passenger and importantly the roof kept us completely dry!

Electrics and Other
Alan tells us that everything works on the car as it should. On the video, you’ll see all the dials and instruments giving readings as we would expect on the short drive.

 

HISTORY

Only 2 previous owners before Alan on this car. The mileage is believed to be genuine given all the MOT history that tracks its use. The car was fully rebuilt and restored by the previous owner prior to sale to Alan. The recent heritage certificate confirms it is a matching numbers UK car (only 8,370 were sold in the UK).

The car is showing just over 23,527 miles as of 12.09.2019.

HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – Available on request.

 

OUR SUMMARY

The TR6 is one of the great Triumph sports cars. Some 80,000 were exported overseas, only around 10% were UK RHD drive cars, so to find one like this is pretty rare.

We love the sound of the 2.5L straight-six engine. This car presents itself as a potential for a collection, or ready to be driven away. The low mileage and low ownership makes it both collectable and driveable. A few thousand miles on a 23,000 miles car from 1974 won’t devalue this example.

 

WRITER

GLYN WILLIAM PARRY
This listing was written from information supplied by Glyn after meeting Alan, the owner and seller, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Alan will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate MadeWinner
Nickcarey£26,300.0011-Oct-2019 20:04:08 
bgraham£25,900.0011-Oct-2019 20:03:27 
Nickcarey£25,300.0011-Oct-2019 20:02:06 
bgraham£24,000.0011-Oct-2019 20:01:16 
Nickcarey£23,500.0011-Oct-2019 20:00:54 
jim5310£22,600.0011-Oct-2019 20:00:14 
Nickcarey£22,300.0011-Oct-2019 19:59:03 
bgraham£21,500.0011-Oct-2019 19:18:33 
Nickcarey£20,850.0011-Oct-2019 09:17:27 
Gazza1970£20,000.0011-Oct-2019 08:50:44 
Nickcarey£19,450.0011-Oct-2019 02:02:28 
Gazza1970£19,000.0010-Oct-2019 10:37:12 
Nickcarey£18,250.0009-Oct-2019 14:40:30 
Gazza1970£18,000.0005-Oct-2019 21:32:12 
jim5310£17,000.0005-Oct-2019 19:56:02 
Gazza1970£15,000.0005-Oct-2019 11:05:31 

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Kulraj Salh

Alan has provided pictures of the car before and during restoration from 2011/2012, when it was in the previous ownership. These have now been uploaded to show the extent of the work carried out.

John
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John

Just checked DVLA mot history with the Registration of VPF 111M & it shows as JULY 1971 rather odd for a 1974 CR model.

Alan
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Alan

It is odd and I’ve only found out about it from your comment. I have just emailed DVLA now to correct the mistake on their system as the log book clearly confirms the correct registration date of March 1974. It is 100% a DVLA system error.

John
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John

Just checked DVLA MOT history again still showing July -1- 1971.

Alan
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Alan

Please see below email response that I received from DVLA last Wednesday when you alerted me to their error;

Thank you for your email. Your query will be dealt with by a member of our team, or passed on to an appropriate person or team, as soon as possible. We will endeavour to reply within our agreed service level of 10 working days.

They are still within their 10 day service levels so not much else I can do I’m afraid.

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi John, we’ve uploaded another image of the V5C, you’ll see the paperwork has the date of 1974comment image

Alan
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Alan

Here’s the latest response from the DVLA; Dear Mr Lyne Thank you for your email dated 25 September 2019, concerning an incorrect date of first use on the MOT records. Before any amendments can be made to an MOT record, we are required to see evidence which states the correct date of first use. Please can you email a copy of the V5c to this mailbox, so we can forward the details on to the appropriate MOT department to update the MOT details. Over 90% of customers surveyed are satisfied with the service we have provided. Let us know what… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

So basically I’ve got the people who produced the V5 asking me for a copy of the V5 to clarify the correct date. Priceless!

This will get corrected but I doubt it will be before the auction I’m afraid.

John
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John

The reason they want a copy of your V5 is to check wether it has been forged or not as there was quite a few V5’s stolen from the DVLA in the last few years.

John
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John

All these pictures but no photos of the of the underside of the car?

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi John, looks like we didn’t take the low shots like we normally do. However, there are a few shots of suspension/chassis that give a decent view. We’ll see if we can get the photos of the restoration in progress too.

john
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john

Needs putting on a lift & taking full view shots of the whole underside.Also where are the photos of the restoration & what was the name of the company that restored the car?

Brian Sculpher
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Brian Sculpher

Yes appears a well sorted car worthy of my serious consideration, following 15 years ownership of a very nice TR4.
Am currently considering a more powerful TR6, however the lack of being personally able to check the cars MOT history is the only negative of your excellent presentation of this car.

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi Brian, have you had a look through all the images of the MOT’s etc? What extra information are you looking for.

Colin Gallick
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Colin Gallick

Is this a US spec car with left to right conversion?

Alan
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Alan

Hi Colin, no this is a UK car.

Colin Gallick
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Colin Gallick

Thx