1971 Triumph TR6
Registration Number: XCR 155J
Chassis Number: CP525390
Engine Number: CP53010
Transmission: Manual with Overdrive
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 14 May 2020 / Exempt
Road Tax Exempt
Lot No: 224
Triumph’s TR series of sports cars had been a favourite on both sides of the Atlantic for many years when XCR 155J was first issued with its Southampton registration in January, 1971.
The arrival of the initially-unloved TR7 ensured that the TR6, with its elongated styling derived from the lauded TR4 and TR5, was in demand and much cherished by the end of the 1970s.
The latter is in evidence with this example, rebuilt over a two year period at the turn of the millennium when the body was removed from the chassis for rebuilding before being refinished in the original shade of damson.
The polished wood dash was also restored, with the original instruments and fittings retained and a wood rim steering wheel installed to add to the period charm. The 2.5 litre engine, which now breathes out through a stainless exhaust and gives 150 bhp, was also rebuilt and the history shows it has covered fewer than 6,000 miles since this major work was undertaken.
Purists will be pleased to see that the motor car sits on its original steel wheels and that it has the manual gearbox with overdrive. There is also a new radiator to keep the engine cool should the rain ever stop and a warm summer come our way, enabling the good hood to be stowed!
The seats are now finished in ruched black leather which will hide wear over the coming years and probably last longer than the original vinyl seats when exposed during long periods with the top down. However, the original vinyl seats are supplied with the car, along with comprehensive history back to 2002, many invoices, a current MoT certificate, and a V5C registration certificate.