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A Michelotti penned ex-concours Triumph GT6 Mk2 with just 22,192 miles.
Steel panelled coachwork, grand touring body, up-and-over bonnet, curved glass screen, stainless steel wing beadings, winding windows, opening rear quarter lights, chrome plated bumpers with front overriders, flush fitting sealed beam headlamps, speedometer, tachometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, visors, padded passenger grab handle, ash tray, self-parking twin electric wipers, twin wind-tone horns, heated rear screen. Dealer options; Push button radio.
The breath taking pretty Michelotti designed grand touring body in the original colour of Triumph Signal Red (Code 32) is simply stunning from every angle. The paintwork to this ex-concours Mk2 has a glossy polished shine and uniform finish. Only very minor paintwork imperfections are visible upon close inspection and the vehicle is absolutely free from rust or corrosion. The beautifully cleaned and detailed underside and wheel arches proudly exude just how good this example is. All quality polished chrome bumpers and the stainless steel wing beadings are virtually flawless and exactly as Triumph intended. The original exterior badges, additional brightwork and rubbers all remain intact and in excellent order. A low owner and low mileage example presented in truly exceptional condition.
The interior of this remarkable GT6 is unusual in so much that it remains just as it came out of the factory with the all too common modification trend avoided. The original tall backed expanded PVC leathercloth seats and matching door cards are in immaculate condition with no undue wear or damage to the coverings. The factory fitted non-glare veneered fascia panel houses the original switchgear and controls all of which operate perfectly, and the gauges displaying healthy readings. The moulded pile carpets in the cabin space and luggage area are in superb order and the leather covered steering wheel is excellent aside from very faint pitting to the three spokes. It is an absolute delight to be able to appreciate an unmolested and original interior such as this, remaining truly loyal to the manufacturer’s intentions.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The standard and original factory 1998cc straight six cylinder unit remains fitted with the correct twin side-draught Stromberg carburettors. A spotlessly clean and detailed engine bay is ready for bonnet up exhibiting with beautifully clean and shiny inner wings sections and factory identity plate. A power output of 104bhp allows 0-60 in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 110mph, credentials which in 1970 were very impressive! The four speed gearbox remains exactly true to Triumph specification and operates well.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted steel wheels with disc type chrome coverings are in excellent order with only faint age related deterioration to the black infills. Quality matching Michelin 155 SR13 tyres have excellent tread remaining on all road wheels and the spare. The braking system incorporates 9.7in discs to the front and 8in drums to the rear and offers ample stopping capability.
An excellent history to add further appeal to this hugely impressive GT6. Registered new on the 25th March 1970, this example has been cherished by just four keepers from new and covered a mere 22,192 miles. The second long term keeper Mr Jimmy Thomson Proprietor of J.K.Thomson & Sons Rover in Ayrshire wanted the very best GT6 and embarked on a full restoration. As a result of this effort, the car was judged first at the Motor Sport Concours Show at Silverstone in 1989. Subsequently the car was offered for sale at ADT Auctions Limited in July 1990 and the vehicle is extensively featured in the auction catalogue with a £13-14,000 estimate! With just two further keepers since, this incredible example has been truly cosseted by genuine marque enthusiasts.
A letter from J.K.Thomson & Sons Rover about the car and a letter to Mr Thomson from The Triumph Sports Six Club are in the history file along with some previous MOT certificates and the ADT Auctions Limited catalogue. There is even an original Triumph GT6 Mk2 sales brochure to complete the history file. A must have for any Triumph aficionado.
Tax Exempt, HPI Clear.
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