1974 Triumph TR6
Ex-Triumph management car; comprehensively rebuilt engine; recent injection recalibration; replacement diff; new tyres; fortune recently spent; great opportunity
Looking good in Pimento red, this 1974 TR6 was first registered to Triumph Motors under the Management Car Plan scheme, a way that Senior Managers could run their company cars according to the accompanying BMIHT Certificate.
Obviously a RHD home market car, it was fitted with an overdrive, static seatbelts and at that time was supplied with a hard top (no longer present)....the Michelin XAS tyres are also long gone!
It was purchased by the vendor in 2015 from a dealer near Peterborough, its previous owner having owned the car for the previous 10 years. Plenty of bills are on file from this period, showing lots of care and attention.
Its new owner decided to upgrade the seats with those out of an MX5. He has the originals if its new owner would like to collect them from Market Drayton within two weeks of the sale. The interior trim was tidied up and a new hood cover added too. The hood itself is in excellent condition with a zip out rear window. You will note the steering wheel is non-standard, although there are a choice of two more in the boot.
Within a few months, Rimmer Brothers supplied a recondition diff unit complete with a new 3.45:1 cwp and shortly after that, new boot mats and a boot trim kit were added.
A year or so later, the gearbox started to show its age. The car was taken to Classic and Vintage Restoration who removed the gearbox and stripped and rebuilt it. An invoice on file shows new bearings, bushes and synchro rings were fitted, along with a new reverse idler, lay shaft and layshaft gear. A new overdrive unit was also fitted along with a new thrust ring, clutch pivot and starter ring gear. The flywheel was skimmed and a new clutch added while they were in there. The overall bill totalled £2,570.
In 2018 the alternator was replaced and then last year, a mysterious engine misfire was traced to a problem with the block. This entailed a full rebuild on a sound replacement block, including a new camshaft, piston set and installation. The presentation of the underbonnet area remains very clean and tidy.
A string of MOTs back to 1985 when it had covered 64,738 miles would suggest its current indicated 81,850 miles is correct, its current no advisory MOT running until January 2023.
It was driven some 50+ miles to the sale and looks excellent value at the suggested guide price.
Documents: V5C; Heritage Certificate; MOT Jan 2023; old MOTs; bills and invoices
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Reg No: GRW213N
Chassis Number: CR65610
Engine Number: CR4501HE
Engine Size: 2498
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