1975 Triumph TR6 PI – 1st owner, original paint, matching numbers, original 45.000 km
The Triumph TR6 (1968–76) is a sports car built by British Triumph Motor Company between 1968 and 1976. It was the best-seller of the TR range when production ended, a record subsequently surpassed by the TR7.
The bodywork was generally similar to the TR4/TR5, but the front and back ends were squared off, reportedly as a result of a consultancy contract involving Karmann. James May from Top Gear claims that the Triumph TR6 is the manliest car there has ever been.
All TR6s were powered by Triumph’s 2.5-litre straight-6, with certain versions producing approximately 150 bhp.
The TR6 features a four-speed manual transmission. Construction is a traditional ladder chassis with the body on top. Other features include semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15-inch wheels and tires, pile carpet on the floors and trunk/boot and full instrumentation. Brakes are discs at the front and drums at the rear. The TR6 also came with a lovely wooden dashboard.
The TR6 is still pretty fast as it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.2 seconds and has a topspeed of 190 km/h. Making this the ideal road going companion.
The TR6 PI, with chassis number CR6493L that we are presenting here today is a once-in-a-lifetime. You have to read the story on this car as it is a 1 owner Belgian car with all original paint, matching numbers and it only has its original 45.000km. The owner purchased the car back (at the age of 25) in 1974 for 236.000 Belgian franks. He also added a Dinitrol service for 4000 franks, which he had checked every year. He purchased the car in his local Triumph garage, Lekens in Eversel, Belgium. This example was produced in the factory in Mechelen in October of 1974. He collected the car on the 15th of January 1975 and has owned it ever since. The car has never in its lifetime traveled outside of Belgium, nor has it seen any rain.
It is hard to believe that a TR6 is in its first original Pimento Red paint, with no rust. The paint is in great condition overall with a lovely all original interior and original immaculate folding roof. The owner can also verify that the car has also only driven 45.000 km. It was his weekend cruiser on a lovely summer’s day. The Carpass can back this up. As it has only driven so few kilometers, the mechanicals are still in great shape. Nothing has been replaced, so it is a matching numbers vehicle. The owner never registered the car on classic car plates, meaning it has gone for its technical inspection every single year. The original owners manual is also present together with the certificate of conformity.
You will never come across a Triumph TR6 PI with such a great history.
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