1973 Triumph TR6 PI

Make: Triumph
Model: TR6 PI
Year: 1973
Registration Number: LAH 910L
Chassis Number: CR/998-O
Engine Number: CP53334 HF
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: 23 June 2015
Mileage: 68300
Guide Price: £13500 - 14500
Sold For: £15510

Lot No: 289

The TR6 appeared in 1968 to wide acclaim. The popular model was based heavily on its predecessor, but benefitted from a more stylised front and rear body, described often as ‘squared off’, that added to its sporty appeal. The TR6 also inherited the TR5’s powerful six cylinder engine and four speed manual gearbox, with overdrive a desirable option for the more serious driver seeking long legged driving. It was a huge success in America; of the 94619 units produced, just 8370 remained in the UK - American models were carburetted and other market cars (including British) were fuel injected (hence the PI designation). Production ran until 1976.

This original home-market right hand drive 150bhp model was the subject of a major body-off, nut-and-bolt professional restoration from 1987 until 1990. The work, which is well documented with a very large history file of invoices, included a bare chassis rebuild and a full body restoration with the replacement of most panels, and a thorough rustproofing. The engine was also replaced and reconditioned, the braking system and clutch overhauled, and the motor car was equipped with a new gearbox, overdrive, wiring loom and a Kenlowe fan. A retrim in leather was carried out, a new mohair hood and tonneau cover installed and the Triumph was completed with new brightwork.

The current custodian of LAH 910L, a TR Register member, purchased the motor car nine years ago. He is reluctantly parting with his TR after nearly a decade of pleasurable motoring and continental tours due to a change in circumstances.

As well as the aforementioned restoration invoices, the history file also contains the V5C registration certificate, a BMIHT certificate, old road tax discs and a quantity of MOT test certificates.

Auction Date: 19 March 2015