1974 Triumph TR6 (CF)

U.S. origin example in very presentable condition; lots to like about this TR6 which is well worth close inspection

Supplied new by British Leyland Motors Inc. of New Jersey via their dealer Continental Motors Inc. of Wichita, Kansas in 1974 this LHD U.S. spec TR6 features the proven 2.5-litre straight-six engine and, as a U.S. CF vin no. model comes with carbs rather than fuel injection. An original bill of sale and spec shows the car was originally supplied in Green with black interior and featured optional extras of tonneau cover, Michelin X-tyres and protective undercoat to the underside costing $5005.00.

Finished in green with an eye-catching white central stripe and 15-inch centre knock wire wheels, the underneath looks to have been fully protected in stone-chip/corrosion protective material which should give good protection against the salted roads and poor weather.

Starting promptly as we moved it around for these shots, the paint work is good, the brightwork shiny and the black vinyl interior in fine fettle showing just 56,902 miles. We note a modern Sony face-off radio CD player has been fitted.

The history file includes a copy of the U.S Title and transfer to our vendor who purchased the car from a private seller in Wichita, Kansas in March 2018 for $24,500 where upon he had it shipped to New Mexico for a vacation and driving holiday - receipts and details of which are included in the file. Following this adventure and enjoyable road trip the TR6 was then shipped from Galveston, Texas to Southampton in April 2019 where upon it was UK registered.

In addition the file includes the original service booklet revealing the supplying dealer stamp plus 1 further stamp for a service in December 1974 at 1,468 miles, plus a selection of U.S service and parts invoices dating from between 2010-2015, a copy of the V5C (V5C enroute to us) showing just 1 owner since import and registration in September 2019. Obviously, MOT exempt, the car has not been presented for an MOT in the UK since arrival. In the boot, we find a mallet for undoing the centre knock wheels and useful tonneau cover.

Under the ‘hood’ we find a neat and tidy engine bay with the addition of steel braided hoses replacing most of the standard rubber piping, fitment of a pair of modern conical air filters and uprated yellow HT leads.

Evidently the subject of much care, the car looks to want for nothing but regular use and a new owner.

The vendor has since provided the following information:

"It was imported to the UK, registered  and then taken to Portugal where the owners had become citizens, as their dream car. Unfortunately , new Brexit rules meant importing to Portugal became economically unviable and it is therefore being very reluctantly sold"

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: BBK366M
Chassis Number: CF2427OU
Engine Number: CF24572
Engine Size: 2498
Docs: V5C; copy US Title and original bill of sale; some US maintenance bills; shipping info; MOT exempt

Estimate: £16,000+

Lot 27

Lot ended

Thursday 09/12/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Not Sold

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