1971 Triumph TR6 Pi
Owned for the last 20 years; galvanised chassis; owned and restored by gargage proprietor; used on many trips to Scotland and Europe towing the Dandy Trailer (Lot 46)
This TR6 was first registered in September 1971 and has been owned by our vendor since 2004 when he purchased it from a friend of his who had completely stripped it with the aim of restoring it.
At the time of taking it all apart, the speedo showed 65,000 which was thought to be correct. The chassis was strengthened and galvanised, while the engine was reconditioned, a fast road camshaft fitted, a modified cylinder head and uprated driveshafts added along with wheel bearings all round.
The gearbox was also reconditioned with an uprated overdrive. The vendor fitted an alloy fuel tank and radiator with an electric fan. Inside, a smart looking dash was fitted with all new clocks and outside we can see the sports exhaust and funky chrome wire wheels.
Our vendor has run a garage for some time and has owned more classic cars than you can count, not to mention worked on many more. Time has come to hang up his spanners and take life at a slightly slower speed. There are bills for most/all of the parts he has bought but there are no invoices for his time doing the work. The bills for the parts alone come to almost £18,000!
In 2010, the rebuild was finished and after fitting a tow bar the next day, he hooked up his classic trailer tent (the next lot) and set off on a Scottish road trip with his girlfriend (now wife!).
As mentioned, all the work done is recorded in the file and it has travelled regularly to Scotland and driven to Le Mans a number of times too. Now showing 6,120 miles on the relatively new speedo, it was driven to us for the auction and has an MOT until March 2023.
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