Current owner since 2003; fortunes spent including rebuilt engine,
gearbox, brakes, steering, suspension etc; lots to like, a fair bit still to
‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is a well-worn phrase but it is entirely appropriate for this GT6. While it may look a bit sorry on the outside, it has many fine qualities on the inside. Our vendor acquired the car in 2003 and he has spent the last 20 years rebuilding it, while keeping it on the road as much as possible in-between bouts of work.
Check out the last few photos and you will begin to appreciate the extent of the work carried out so far. When he acquired the car, much of it had already been restored, as evidenced by copious invoices on file going back to 1994. This had included the fitment of a new galvanized chassis, various new body panels, stainless steel exhaust, rebuilt steering and front suspension plus much else besides.
Our vendor took the body off the car and shot blasted and powder coated the chassis. The rear suspension was fully rebuilt and a new differential fitted along with a new brake servo. The engine had already been rebuilt but this was done again by Telford Engine Centre with new main and big end bearings, new piston rings, core plugs etc. and a reconditioned cylinder head. A new water pump, radiator core, starter motor, alternator and wiring loom were also fitted.
The gearbox had also been rebuilt previously but a new gearbox propshaft was fitted and the overdrive replaced.
Various aspects of the bodywork were attended to (including a new boot floor and a new front roof section) and the body was put back on the chassis using polyurethane mounts. All five wheels were refurbished, the canvas roof was renewed and a new headliner fitted. Many other parts have also been renewed as detailed in dozens of invoices on file.
Old MOTs show that the car has only covered around 2,000 miles since the engine rebuild. Driven to the sale from Ludlow, the car has been starting promptly and running very sweetly as we have moved it around on site. Although it no longer needs one, it has an MOT until May 2023 with no advisories recorded.
It also comes with a Haynes manual and a Heritage Certificate which shows that it was supplied new in October 1971 via Duff, Morgan & Vermont Ltd of Norwich and was originally New White with a black interior.
As you can plainly see in the photos, the car is no show pony cosmetically but it is eminently usable as it is, with lots of expensive work done, and could be smartened up over time as desired.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email email@example.com
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