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We last sold this quick, exceptional driving Triumph TR6 six years ago to one of our regular customers over the Wolds in Driffield. Over this time, the TR6 has covered over 4000 miles and has taken part in many TR6 club events and rallies. The Triumph has proven an absolute delight to own and having had in the region of £20,000 spent prior to taking ownership, the most recent has spent a further £3500 on the car to include regular servicing, re-trimming the hard top (included in the sale) and some detailed paintwork.
The TR6 has a really impressive specification to include Gas Flowed cylinder head, high lift fast road cam, Dellorto carburetor conversion, stainless steel manifold and exhaust, oil cooler conversion, Kenlowe fan, adjustable shocks, solid steering rack mounts plus front and rear anti-roll bar mounts. In 2014 prior to selling to the last owner, the engine was fully stripped down and rebuilt with new pistons, new main and big end bearings, re-ground crankshaft and various new seals and gaskets. New core plugs were fitted, new clutch kit and the cooling system refurbished as required. The engine has done over 4000 miles since rebuild. The triple carbs were fully rebuilt, and a new electronic ignition system fitted. The TR6 suspension was poly bushed and both the suspension and braking system fully re-commissioned.
In early 2014, the TR was also stripped down and treated to a full outer re-paint, internal main floors and boot floor were also prepared and re-painted and the interior then re-fitted with brand new carpets, re-trimmed seats, new spare wheel cover, new Moto-Lita steering wheel and brand new hood. Various trims, rubbers and gaskets were replaced, the wheels re-painted and a brand-new front bumper fitted. Once this program of work was completed, the car was put into summer use and has proven perfectly reliable, fantastic fun to own and drive, and returns to us further improved having had the hard top re-furbished. The last owner has also given us a new wood veneer finish dashboard and new chrome gauge bezels as this was to be his next cosmetic job on the car. We will fit these parts within the sale price.
We know the recent history, the huge expenditure and the fact the car has been a true delight for the last owner over six years. Going further back into the car's history, we know the TR6 was in the State of Indiana 35 years ago. We have paperwork from the Indiana Commissioner and a photo of the car, still in its Dark Blue paint finish all the way back in 1985. The TR6 came over to the UK and was registered in 1991 and the comprehensive history file retains an invoice from the Northern TR Centre for £1514.51 for a professional LHD to RHD conversion. Various restoration invoices are on file from the early 1990's including a re-conditioned gearbox and overdrive unit and it would seem the car arrived into the UK in very good order, only requiring some light mechanical work, bodywork and cosmetics. The TR6 was then put into use and from 1991 to 2007 the car covered 17,500 miles when it was then laid up until the major expenditure in 2014.
SHH 52M is a great buy, it's a real driver's car and its set up superbly. The engine is quick, responsive, sounds terrific and offers excellent performance with superb oil pressure. The overdrive gearbox is slick to use, the car changes up and down the box smoothly, the overdrive comes in perfectly and the car handles incredibly well, particularly the rear end having all been rebuilt in 2014. This is one to really tour with, it would be a brilliant car for long distance and endurance driving. Adding to the strong mechanical condition, the body is lovely and straight, the paint finish is of a high standard and the interior very clean and well presented having had various re-trimming. The recently re-trimmed hard top comes with the car too, making this is a superb all-round package.
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