Triumph TR6 PI

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A matching numbers UK Triumph TR6 PI with 57,234 miles and three owners.

EQUIPMENT
Steel panelled body, separate chassis frame, forward hinged bonnet and doors, chrome bumpers, chrome headlamp surrounds, polycarbonate radiator grille with chrome top and bottom bars, safety glass, expanded PVC, thick pile carpet, door pockets, Triumph rubber heel mat, non-glare wood finish dashboard, padded sun visors, glove locker with interior lamp, two interior illumination lamps. Factory options; Overdrive, heater, static seatbelts, black tonneau cover.

EXTERIOR
The Triumph TR6 needs little introduction in the world of classic British sports cars and this prime UK example is a brilliant testament to one of Coventry’s finest. Finished in the striking factory colour of Pimento Red, (Code 72), the paintwork looks fantastic and boasts a deep polished shine and uniform finish. The panel fit and gaps are very good and the underside is very clean with no inferior repairs visible. There are some minor spidering of the paint below the headlamps and all chrome is bright and undamaged with only very faint pitting to the rear bumper and some tarnishing to the smaller pieces. The hood is original factory fitment and remains in very good order with just two tiny nicks to the outer layer and the rear and side Perspex screen are fully intact. All trim sections and original badges remain fitted and intact and even the first tax disc remains in the windscreen! This muscular TR6 is a very genuine and beautiful looking car.

INTERIOR
A very original interior will delight those seeking a TR6 that remains true to the original Triumph product when it rolled off the production line in March 1973. The original expanded PVC leathercloth with ventilated seat facings in Black, (Code 11), are in excellent undamaged condition. The factory original non-glare wood finish fascia with a completely uncracked padded surround is in excellent order, as are the black vinyl door cards where there is just a tiny hairline crack to the driver’s side door pull. Considering all factory trim including the steering wheel and gear knob remain fitted, minor imperfections such as a small split to the handbrake gaiter can be forgiven and easily replaced with reproduction parts. The original Smiths gauges operate and provide healthy readings and the interior equipment operates as it should. A non-period replacement stereo has been fitted. Unspoilt and true to Triumph factory build.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The factory straight six-cylinder engine can be confirmed by the engine number clearly stamped in the block as matching that on the heritage certificate issued by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. Displacing 2498cc, this UK 125bhp engine has received subtle reliability improvement upgrades such as electronic ignition. The engine performs brilliantly and the sound emitting from the correct specification twin side exit exhausts is truly intoxicating. The beautifully clean engine bay retains all factory plates and stickers to include the two metal body number tags on the bulkhead, one fitted by the body tub manufacturer and the other fitted by Triumph. The commission plate also remains fitted to the inner B-pillar instead of the engine bay which is correct for a 1973 car. Factory specified with overdrive which is fully operational, the sturdy 4-speed transmission works wonderfully.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original steel disc type wheels with bright finish polycarbonate hub trims and chromium plated embellishers look superb. All wheels including the spare are shod in matching premium brand classic Vredstein Sprint ST 185 SR15 tyres as recommended by many members of the Triumph TR Register. The brakes are hydraulic divided with a direct acting servo and front discs to give positive stopping power and has silicon fluid.

HISTORY FILE
The heritage certificate in the history file issued by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirms this TR6 PI was built for the RHD, home market on the 26th March 1973 in Pimento Red with Black hood and Black trim. Date of despatch was 3rd April 1973 to the supplying dealer, A G Wilson Limited of Leeds. The heritage certificate confirms further details including factory options as well as the engine, body and chassis numbers all of which correlate and matches with the vehicle. Finally, it is confirmed that the car was registered on the 12th June 1973 to first owner Mr Cuthbert Turnbull.

Remarkably the car has had only three owners in total and covered just 57,234 miles from new. Mr Turnbull kept the car until 1979 when a newspaper advert, the cutting for which is in the history file, was taken out to advertise the car for £1,995! A sales invoice in the history file reveals that the car was sold by Central Garage in Batley to the second owner, Mr John Armitage, for £1,850 in September 1979. Mr Armitage kept the car for 36 years until in 2015 it was purchased by the third and only other keeper, Mr Charles O’Donnell, for £21,500. Since taking ownership, Mr O’Donnell who is an avid enthusiast who always wanted a TR6, has enjoyed the car immensely and maintained it to the highest order with annual service and maintenance invoices in the history file. The most recent service and maintenance at a specialist in September 2019 is supported by an invoice for £856.55. After five years of ownership Mr O’Donnell has now decided to purchase a classic Porsche 911 which has necessitated the sale of his beloved TR6. Completing the history file is the original handbook and service data card, previous V5 registration documents tracing ownership and spare sets of keys. This unspoilt example is very special and is certain to delight the next owner wanting a factory correct car.

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Triumph Spitfire 1500

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An astonishing ex TSSC museum display Triumph Spitfire 1500 with 11,403 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Steel panelled coachwork, up-and-over bonnet, laminated front screen, front moulded spoiler, chromium plated front bumper with plastic coated under-riders, matt black door mirror and wiper arms, folding soft hood, winding windows, flush fitting sealed beam headlamps, speedometer, tachometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, armrest, cigar lighter, ash tray, self-parking twin electric wipers with flick wipe, twin wind-tone horns, hazard lights, ‘Fasten Belts’ warning light, boot light. Factory options; Hardtop, overdrive.

EXTERIOR
The classic lines of the Michelotti design still look graceful today and this final incarnation of the Triumph Spitfire is simply stunning, fulfilling the ‘iconic traditional British sports car’ ideal perfectly. Finished in vibrant Vermillion Red, (Code CML), the paintwork is superb with a deep shine commensurate with the incredibly low mileage and careful storage from new. Having never been restored, welded or had replacement panels, this incredible example is unique with perfect panel gaps only found on factory original cars. The underside, wheel arch apertures and even factory seams are amazing. Superficial cosmetic refurbishment to certain suspension, chassis, bolts and brackets to uphold the show appearance have been made but do not detract from the correct factory look. The folding hood is original and fabulous in appearance along with the colour coded tonneau cover. The desirable and optional fully trimmed detachable hardtop is included and remains in excellent condition.

INTERIOR
Reclining contoured seats with head restraints are finished in Beige Hounds Tooth patterned brushed nylon fabric trimmed in expanded vinyl fabric, (Code 079). The interior is divine and displays the amazingly low mileage credentials perfectly with unmarked fine walnut veneer facia and plump spotless full width moulded pile carpets. The drivers seat back panel was replaced due to a tear and all the gauges, switches and stalks operate with crystal clear digits and logos. This really is an excellent Triumph interior.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The simple 1493cc four-cylinder engine develops a spirited 71bhp at 6500rpm enabling a top speed of 100mph and 0-60mph in 13.2 seconds. The engine bay is an exhibitionists dream with gleaming components. Those who enjoy tinkering with their classic car will have unrivalled access due to the huge front bonnet lifting clear and amazing parts availability and Club support. The four-speed gearbox with synchromesh to all gears has the desirable and factory optional overdrive fitted which is fully functional.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pressed steel disc type wheel are immaculate with perfect Triumph centre caps. Firestone 155/80 R13 tyres are fitted to all wheels with excellent tread remaining. Front 9in disc brakes with 7in rear drums stop the car safely and quickly.

HISTORY FILE
This car has a fascinating history to warrant the tiny 11,403 miles covered. Registered new on the 1st January 1979 to a Mrs Constance Miriam Simpson by Westridge Garage, she owned the car for 15 years. The singed new car purchase invoice and letter to the DVLC by her sister, Mrs Styles in the file, reveals that she unfortunately died in a house fire. The Spitfire parked in a separate garage remained untouched and escaped the tragic fire. A few months later on the 5th July 1994 a detailed AA Vehicle Inspection Report was carried out on the vehicle whereby the examiner Mr Skilton, (MIMI), writes ‘I have found it to be in an excellent condition which suggests it was mothballed very well indeed with no hint of corrosion problems commonly expected for its age.’ The car had covered 10,113 miles at the time of the inspection. Mrs Styles decided to have the vehicle fully recommissioned and shortly after it was sold to Nissan Main Dealers, West End Motors of Bodmin who subsequently sold it to The Triumph Sports Six Club, (TSSC), for £5,500. The vehicle remained in their care and on display in their museum in Lubenham as a benchmark of originality for the model for 17 years. Since this time it has been owned by just three respected Triumph enthusiasts.

Rarely does such a pristine, low mileage Triumph Spitfire become available and this example will satisfy those seeking the best of the marque.

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Triumph Spitfire Mk3

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A classic Triumph Spitfire Mk3 with a large history file.

EQUIPMENT
Steel panelled coachwork, up-and-over bonnet, curved glass screen, stainless steel wing beadings, folding soft hood, winding windows, driving mirrors, chrome-plated bumpers with over riders, flush fitting sealed beam headlamps, speedometer, tachometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, padded passenger grab handle, ash tray, self-parking twin electric wipers, twin wind-tone horns. Factory options; heater/demister, sun visors. Dealer options; Rear and full tonneau covers, inertia reel seatbelts.

EXTERIOR
The ever pretty Michelotti design and classic looks of this Triumph Spitfire Mk3 are simply delightful and fulfil the ‘iconic British red sports car’ ideal perfectly. Finished in Triumph Signal Red from the original white, the paintwork is bright and has a uniform finish. First restored in 1981 this example shows some age related paint imperfections but is structurally perfect and well suited to classic shows and club outings. The extensive brightwork has been professionally re-chromed and looks pristine, and all other trims sections and stainless-steel wing beadings are excellent. The folding soft top and optional tonneau covers are fully intact with no rip or tears and the plastic rear screen sections are clear and damage free. A timeless classic sports car, presentable and ready for summer fun!

INTERIOR
A smart and tidy interior, original to the car, is pleasing to see. The seats are trimmed in original PVC leathercloth and remain in excellent order with no damage and light wear only, and the matching door cards are fully intact. The factory fitted wood veneered instrument panels holds the original fully functional Jaeger gauges and matching upgrade wood veneer steering wheel and gear knob have been fitted. The moulded carpet remains in good order and the sizeable luggage area and behind seat storage is clean. The period radio also works. A low slung, two-seater sports car interior, very nostalgic and very useable.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The standard 1296cc four-cylinder unit develops a healthy 75bhp at 6000rpm and original Triumph marketing literature quotes, depending on conditions, a top speed of 100mph and 0-60mph in 12.5 seconds. The engine bay is beautifully clean and a home tinkerer’s dream with the huge front end lifting to allow unrestricted access. This, coupled with simple mechanics and incredible parts support network make these cars are very easy and economical to keep on the road. A stainless exhaust system emits a glorious exhaust note. The four-speed gearbox with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and top takes some familiarisation but once mastered is easy to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 4½J steel discs wheel are immaculate and wear stunning chrome-plated nave plates. The tyres are 155/80 R13 with excellent tread remaining. Front 9in disc brakes with 7in rear drums operate exactly as they should but fall short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 12th March 1968, this UK example has previously been subject to a full body off restoration as confirmed by a valuation report by Southern Triumph Services in 2012, whereby the value was estimated at £10,000-£12,000. Since restoration the car has been used and enjoyed and the huge history file contains a massive collection of receipts and invoices to leave in no doubt the meticulous mechanical upkeep that has been maintained. The current owner has attended many shows and has enjoyed it immensely only selling to buy a more modern classic. The driving experience reflects this and allows the next owner to enjoy a very useable and competent Triumph Spitfire. The original handbooks are present to complete a very comprehensive history file to which thorough perusal would take hours! At over 51 years old, this delightful example is entirely ready to venture further into it’s sixth decade of open top classic motoring.

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Triumph TR7

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A highly collectable TR Drivers Club ex-concours winner Triumph TR7 FHC.

EQUIPMENT
Steel panelled unitary construction, moulded bumpers, Sundym tinted glass, laminated windscreen, electric windscreen washers, two speed plus flick wipe, twin horns, pop up headlamps, lockable glovebox, cigar lighter, vanity mirror, centre armrest with storage bin, flush-fitting ashtrays, map lamps in door trim panels, inertia reel seat belts, 3-speed fan, tachometer, clock, water temperature gauge, battery condition indicator, multi-function warning lamps.  Dealer options; Britax folding fabric sun roof.

EXTERIOR
Upon worldwide launch in 1975, the iconic and unmistakable shape of the TR7 led enthusiasts and the motoring press alike to coin the nickname of the ‘Triumph Wedge’.  This tremendous example finished in beautiful period Carmine Red, (Code CAA), boasts an excellent uniform finish having been subject to a full photographic restoration, one which has stood the test of time having been completed in the mid 1990’s and indeed the winner of the 1999 TR Drivers Club Concours event.  Close inspection will reveal only light markings to the paintwork, utterly insignificant and certainly not detracting from the cars amazing appearance.  The trim sections are fully intact and in superb order with only very light scratches to the bumper corners, and the large Triumph crest decal to the nosecone is displayed proudly.  The underside is structurally perfect and thankfully free from excess underseal.  Without question one of the best remaining examples and truly worthy of any show stand.

INTERIOR
The interior of this example is incredibly well preserved and ever so wonderfully 1970’s in style.  Original Red/Black Nyloncord seat material with matching door cards, (Code RAA), is in amazing condition with the vibrant colours still wonderfully bright.  The steering wheel is in excellent condition and all switchgear housed in the amusingly boxy fascia is functional and entirely intact.  The burnt orange moulded-pile carpets, protected by TR7 over mats, are in fantastic order and even the heel mats are undamaged.  All functions and controls operate well, including the quirky flush map lamps in the door cards.  Open top motoring has not been compromised in this hard-top example with the factory optional Britax folding fabric sun roof offering virtually as much sun exposure has the drophead version!  None of the Triumph magic has been lost in this rare example.
 
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time tested four cylinder engine with twin SU HS6 carburettors displaces 1998cc with a power output of 105bhp at 5500rpm, it still feels spirited even by today’s standards.  The engine bay is spotlessly clean with factory plates and stickers displayed, and the original Unipart labels and Leyland engine settings chart are fully intact.  The all synchromesh five speed gearbox feels tight and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The pressed steel disc wheels are dressed in the original unmarked safety ledge polycarbonate wheel trims.  The premium branded 185/70 R13 Radial ply tyres have good tread remaining and the rock-solid boot floor houses the spare wheel, jack and brace underneath the flimsy yet intact plywood and immaculate vinyl boot mat.  The divided hydrostatic braking system with servo assistance offers ample stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built at the Triumph Canley Plant in Coventry between 26-28th February 1979, this example was dispatched on 16th March 1979 to Leyland Main Agents Howells Garages Limited of Cardiff.  First registration took place on the 26th November 1979 and just four keepers, all of whom are traced in the spectacular history file, have owned the car since new.  A heritage certificate dated 20 December 1996 from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirms build dates, equipment specification and the correct colour scheme of Carmine Red with Red/Black Nyloncord trim.  The history file is huge and contains a vast record of annual servicing and maintenance specialist invoices to leave in absolutely no doubt the fastidious upkeep this car has enjoyed, including a full service carried out in September 2017.  A full photographic restoration record from the mid 1990’s is within the history file as well as many previous MOT certificates, original early V5 documents and the vehicle handbook.  Completing the history file is an original sales brochure and three sets of keys.
Having spent many years in the shadow of earlier TR cars, the classic car world is only now starting to embrace the TR7 as a hugely collectable and sought after modern classic.  This well sorted, low mileage and beautiful example will not disappoint in any regard, and may be a shrewd purchase judging by values of earlier TR models.

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Triumph TR250

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A gorgeous Triumph TR250 meticulously converted to UK TR5 PI specification.

MODEL HISTORY
Only produced between July 1967 and September 1968 the TR5/TR250 is one of the rarest and most sought after TR models with only 1161 units for the home market and 8484 units for the export market. The TR250 was produced with twin Stromberg carburetted 104bhp/2498cc six cylinder engine to meet exhaust emission regulations in comparison to the fuel injected 150bhp TR5. Effectively a stop-gap model created to bridge the gap between the four-cylinder TR4A and the six-pot TR6, the TR5 blends the more period looks of the older model with the smooth straight-six of the later one.

EQUIPMENT
Steel panelled body, front and rear bolt-on wings, forward hinged bonnet and doors, chrome bumpers, chrome headlamp surrounds, recessed Smiths gauges with non glare bezels, ammeter, water and oil pressure gauges, rheostat control, heater fan, air distribution, glove locker, mohair tonneau cover. Accessories; Wooden steering wheel, electronic clock, 12v power socket.

EXTERIOR
Designed by Giovanni Michelotti the TR5 is instantly recognisable with the classic lines and bonnet bulges admired by so many. Finished in opulent Royal Blue, (Code 56), the glossy polished shine is incredible with a deep clear reflection throughout. The Heritage Trust Certificate confirms this to be the original and correct factory colour. All the chrome has a mirror finish and the black mohair hood with both half and full tonneau covers are pristine. Amazingly presented throughout and a real show piece.

INTERIOR
The lavishly padded cockpit remains finished in factory correct Black, (Code 11), and will please those wanting an immaculate TR cabin with all controls and gauges fully functioning. The clear and complete instrumentation is housed in a non-reflecting walnut facia undamaged and uniformly stained throughout. Rich carpeting with thick felt underlay combined with two deep shaped seats will allow comfortable long distance touring. A beautiful period wooden steering wheel has been added, electronic clock and 12v power outlet for convenience. Splendid.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 6 cylinder 74.7mm x 95mm 2498cc engine produces 150bhp at 5500rpm with a maximum torque 164lbs/ft at 3500rpm thanks to the Lucas fuel injection system. Smooth responsive power makes this a capable modern cruiser with a top speed of 125mph and 0-60 in 8.7 seconds. The exhaust note is truly addictive and exhibitionists will enjoy the spotless engine bay with a polished bonnet underside! A recent clutch kit makes the four speed transmission fitted with overdrive a pleasure to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Fitted with the optional and unmarked 60 spoke wire wheels shod in new branded 195/65 R15 tyres all round. Servo assisted front disc brakes and 9 inch drums to the rear provide effective and safe stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Built on the 3rd of July 1968 this Triumph TR250 represents a rare and highly collectable model. Enthusiast owned with a no expense spared mentality since re-entry into the UK on the 25th November 2004. A history file consisting of many invoices, manuals and old MOT certificates is included with the sale. Used on both the show circuit and importantly for touring, with a recent trip across Bavaria on the German TR International event at Bad Gögging, this example really does offer the discerning buyer the very best TR250/5 experience.

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Triumph TR3

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A very unique ‘Works’ designated Triumph TR3 with exceptional historic provenance

EQUIPMENT
Mohair hood, side screens and full/rear tonneau covers, detachable front screen, central stop lamp, 5in tachometer and speedometer, fuel, water temperature, ammeter and oil pressure gauges, button starter, scuttle ventilator, panel lights, glove locker, door pockets. Optional Extras; Electrically operated overdrive, Lucas auxiliarly lamps, Desmo chrome door mirror, stainless steel luggage rack, leather bonnet/boot straps, knock-on type wire wheels, 16 Jewel Ingersoll Triumph day clock, Agat stop watches X2, Mike Lempert wooden steering wheel.

EXTERIOR
This highly collectable very early TR3 Works car is finished in Signal Red and looks fetching at any angle. All the chrome, accessories and very expensive mohair all-weather equipment is in excellent order. Enjoyed immensely for touring and top revival meets the perfection seeking owner will find an elusive chip and markings to the rear arch guards but make no mistake, this car is very smart. Documented expenditure from its total restoration by the late Brian Lofts in 1988 totals £71,602.78 and reveals the care lavished on this show stopper. A remarkable established tourer.

INTERIOR
A well-appointed interior finished in Stone leather has all the qualities of a traditional sports tourer with bucket type seats, thick pile carpeting and working Jaeger instrumentation. The correct chromed grab handle and rear view mirror is supplemented by period accessories such as Agat stop watches and a Mike Lempert wooden steering wheel. Spotlessly clean, one will find age related marks such as light veins to the seats and marks to the padded leather edging, but these will not deter the exhibiting type enjoying the admiration from onlookers. A complementary interior used to publicity from new.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original engine remains fitted having completed a full documented engine rebuild enjoying the benefits of unleaded fuel use and 87mm bore pistons and liners as per the works rally cars. Modern enhancements such as a high-torque starter, an alternator and electronic ignition improve reliability and use but nice period touches such as the glass and Bakelite electric windscreen washer bottle remain. The single dry plate hydraulically operated clutch enables smooth progress through the 4-speed gearbox and the optional overdrive snaps in instantly. A real pleasure.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Immaculate and optional knock-on type chrome wire wheels are shod in branded 155 SR15 tyres with ample tread. The separate lockable compartment houses a new spare. Uprated disc brakes at the front are gripped by Wilwood 4 piston calipers and drums to the rear.

HISTORY FILE
Truly exceptional. Built by the Standard Motor Company Limited on Wednesday 26th October 1955 at 11.30am, just 15 days into Triumph TR3 production, and sent to the works teaching and PR section. This matching numbers car registered as SWK 772 can be seen in early photos promoting the Stanley Baker motor sport-themed thriller, Checkpoint. An overwhelming, articulate and chronically filed history reveals ownership tales, competition foils, expenditure logs totalling tens of thousands of pounds and many literature entries. These include an extensive feature in the widely respected Triumph TR guru, Bill Piggot and his book ‘Triumph TR2, 3 &3A in Detail’, a copy of which is included. The previous owner who purchased the vehicle from Hurst Park Automobiles Ltd for £39,000 commissioned a hard copy book entitled, ‘A Car of its Time’ dedicated solely to this car and its fascinating past. Efforts in the making also traced the original owner who was reunited with the car some 55 years after purchasing it with photos taken in the same location both in 1957 and 2014! Click here for a brief outline of this cars timeline

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Triumph TR7 Drophead

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The ultimate collectors Triumph TR7 Drophead with an incredible 11,039 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Steel panelled unitary construction, folding soft top with zipped rear window, moulded bumpers, electric windscreen washers, two speed plus flick wipe, twin horns, pop up headlamps, lockable glovebox, cigar lighter, vanity mirror, centre armrest with storage bin, flush-fitting ashtrays, maps lamps in door trim panels, inertia reel seat belts, 3-speed fan, tachometer, clock, water temperature gauge, battery condition indicator, multi-function warning lamps. Dealer options; Metallic paint finish.

EXTERIOR
The iconic and unmistakable shape of the TR7 led enthusiasts and the motoring press alike to coin the nickname of the ‘Triumph Wedge’. This unrepeatable example finished in optional Argent Silver Metallic (code MCB) has been preserved in exceptional condition owing to the mere 11,039 miles covered under truly cossetted ownership. Only the closest scrutiny to this mind blowing example will reveal utterly trivial imperfections, namely a tiny ding to the nearside front wing. The trims and glass sections are perfect even down to the bright vibrant lens owing to careful storage and even the rubber door edge protectors remain fitted. The underside is structurally perfect with manufacturer’s stickers and labels visible. The blue folding hood is immaculate with all poppers intact. Without question one of the best in existence.

INTERIOR
The incredible interior of this example is as new and surely the closest you can get to a Triumph showroom experience in 1981. The Navy blue (code JMN) seat facings trimmed in woven plaid material with vinyl borders and matching headrests are in perfect condition with no fading. The steering wheel displays the factory prominent veins of a low mileage example and all switchgear housed in the amusingly boxy fascia is functional and entirely intact. The pristine carpets have been protected from new by genuine Triumph rubber mats. Originality seekers will delight at items such as the supplying dealer tax disc holder, hood operation sticker and the spotless boot area with unused jack still in the blue plastic bag. The period Sharp Searcher Radio cassette operates well with the discreet electric switch for the working Maystar aerial still in place. The term showroom fresh can be misused but this example thoroughly deserves the accolade.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time tested four cylinder engine with twin SU HS6 carburettors displaces 1998cc with a power output of 105bhp at 5500rpm, it still feels spirited even by today’s standards. The engine bay having never been detailed is spotlessly clean with factory plates and stickers displayed, and the original Unipart exhaust system remains fitted but there is evidence of internal corrosion to the rear silencer. The all synchromesh five speed gearbox feels tight and precise.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original unrestored pressed steel disc wheels are unmarked and remain shod in the factory Goodyear Grand Prix 185/70 HR13 Radial ply tyres. The tyres whilst unworn are the original items and regular intended use would warrant replacement for safety reasons. The spare wheel remains shod in the factory rubber and even the flimsy plywood cover remains undamaged! The divided hydrostatic braking system with servo assistance offers ample stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on 24th April 1981 by Leyland main agents Dutton-Forshaw of Maidstone, this incredible example has remained with just two keepers from new and covered an incredible 11,039 miles. A new car sales invoice made out to first keeper Mr H Backhouse outlines a purchase price of £5,854.19 including £36.71 for metallic paint. A part exchange allowance of £3,100.19 for his yellow 1978 TR7 suggests strong affection for the model! Incredibly the car remained in the ownership of Mr Backhouse for 33 years until being purchased by Mr Michael Joyce in September 2014.

The history file consists of the original green plastic wallet housing all handbooks, radio guide, guarantee cards and other dealership literature. The service booklet hosts a number of stamps for the vehicles early years as well as the most recent entry in September 2014 when Mr Joyce purchased the car. A further folder contains various previous MOT certificates and invoices and an original sales brochure completes the history file.

A truly amazing example preserved just as Triumph would have wanted, unmissable for the TR7 enthusiast.

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Triumph GT6 Mk2

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A Michelotti penned ex-concours Triumph GT6 Mk2 with just 22,192 miles.

EQUIPMENT
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.

EXTERIOR
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.

INTERIOR
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.

HISTORY FILE
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.

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Triumph 1300 Saloon

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A revolutionary Triumph 1300 Saloon with just two former keepers.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome wing mirrors, locking fuel cap, rubber inserts in overriders, opening front quarter-lights  ‘All systems go’ dial, two speed heater/cooler fan, panel rheostat control, lockable glove compartment, front parcel shelf, walnut facia and door capping, three ashtrays, ammeter, water gauge, courtesy lights, passenger vanity mirror, fold-away window winders, childproof locks, two coat hooks, rear centre armrest, axially and vertically adjustable steering wheel.  Dealer fit: LW/MW Radiomobile, Smiths oil pressure and volt gauge.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Royal Blue, (colour code 56) this preserved example has a deep shine which has aged remarkably well having always been pampered.  Panel fit and integrity is excellent and this original example is recognised on the Triumph Register with grille badge and window sticker proudly on display.  The chrome brightwork has minor pitting and all the correct badging remains undamaged.  Some rubber trim is slightly split and all the glass is clear.  A beautiful example.

INTERIOR
Finished in matching Shadow Blue, (trim code 27), the ventilated expanded PVC seats and blue moulded carpeting deservedly show some wear after 46 years of age.  This can be seen via discolouration and two small splits to the side of the seats.  All gauges function correctly along with the ‘all systems go’ warning dial.  Two additional Smiths gauges and a Radiomobile for driver enjoyment have been added.  The plush walnut facia and door cappings along with extended material to the door bottoms offer luxury and revolutionary features such as fold-away window winders reveal quirky differences.  The 11cu.ft illuminated boot has all the original lining and has worn very well.  A rare survivor and a very pleasant comfortable environment.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
At the heart of this Triumph is the well proven 1296cc four cylinder engine with a single downdraught Stromberg carburettor producing a healthy 61bhp which enables a top speed of 85mph and 0-60 in 18.5 seconds.  Quiet, smooth and responsive due to regular home servicing this car offers fun yet practical classic car ownership.  The four speed, all synchromesh gearbox is light, precise and a joy to use thanks in part to the gearshift going direct to the heart of the gearbox.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Stainless steel wheel trims are in excellent condition with new 155/80 R13 tyres just fitted.  Self-adjusting caliper disc brakes to the front and wide drum brakes to the rear stop the car quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Owned by three mature long-term Triumph custodians each owning the car for 12, 15 and 19 years consecutively this lovely example has had a sheltered pampered life.  Enjoying Triumph club outings and classic car shows this delightful vehicle will provide a budget entry into affordable classic car ownership yet still retaining the important low owner criteria desired by many with brilliant club support and parts availability.  Always well maintained by regular home servicing this car is a prime, elegant and well-mannered Triumph saloon.

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1965 Triumph Spitfire Mk2

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A truly beautiful 1965 Triumph Spitfire Mk2 with same owner for 45 years!

EQUIPMENT
Steel panelled coachwork, up-and-over bonnet, curved glass screen, stainless steel wing beadings, folding soft hood, winding windows, driving mirrors, chrome- plated bumpers with overriders, chrome plated nave plates, 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.  Factory options; Heater/demister.  Dealer options; Tonneau cover.

EXTERIOR
The breathtaking pretty Michelotti design looks simply beautiful in the original colour of Triumph Signal Red (Code 32).  The paintwork to this wonderful Mk2 has a glorious deep, well polished shine and uniform finish.  Only very minor chips and blemishes can be seen upon inspection and the tip of the boot lid has minor blisters.  The quality polished chrome is bright and the stainless steel wing beadings are perfect.  The removable hood and frame are in excellent order with no rip or tears and the plastic rear screen sections are clear and damage free.  The optional tonneau cover is still present.  A very clean and presentable engine bay is ready for bonnet up exhibiting with beautifully clean and shiny inner wings sections to enhance the wow factor.  All original exterior badges and brightwork remain intact and in excellent order.  A true testament to the cars second owner who cherished the vehicle for an incredible 45 years!  Stunning.

INTERIOR
A well appointment and smartly finished interior will please any onlooker.  Original period features such as fully functional Jaeger gauges housed in the original fascia and door cards with the correct interior furnishings are exactly as Triumph intended.  Additional oil pressure and voltmeter gauges have been fitted and provide healthy readings.  Replacement seats from a Mazda MX5 are a common modification and offer a huge improvement to the original items in terms of comfort, safety and usability for long distance touring.  The seats are showing only mild signs of wear and the replacement moulded carpeting is clean and wear free.  The perfect balance of traditional charm and modern improvement with none of the little red sports car magic compromised.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The standard 1147cc four cylinder unit remains fitted but having undergone a huge program of professional reworking with many quality uprated components fitted.  Having been fully stripped, the engine was taken to a specialist where the components and rotating assemblies were honed and dynamically balanced whilst also being converted to run on unleaded.  An exhaustive list of revisions is fantastic reading and a further improvement in the form of a Ford Type-9 five speed gearbox offers exceptional driving manners and far superior cruising characteristics.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Stunning chromed wire wheels create the perfect appearance and are shod in quality matching Kumho 155/80 R13 tyres with masses of tread remaining.  The brakes were reworked as part of the extensive mechanical refurbishment and offer ample straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
A truly amazing history to add further appeal to this charming little car.  Registered new on the 1st October 1965, the Spitfire was purchased by second owner Mr Grahame Bellamy at just three years old with approximately 28,000 miles covered.  Incredibly the car remained in his ownership for 45 years until 2013 when he passed it on to a very close and dear friend.  Used regularly until 1980 upon the purchase of a 1979 MGB GT, the Spitfire was stored until the early 1990’s whereby a full strip down was undertaken.  In early 2003 an extensive and complete program of restoration began with continuous improvement ever since.  The rebuild has been undertaken so as to enable the car to take part in many rallies and tours which it has done so without objection.

An impressive history file contains even the very first insurance certificate from the Road Transport & General Insurance Company Limited in Mr Bellamy’s name dated 1968!  A large collection of specialist receipts and invoices help to evidence the incredible rebuild that has taken place leaving a car that is now wanting for nothing and ready for enjoyment.  A hand written account of the car’s history from Mr Bellamy as well as photos of touring holidays complete the wonderful history file for this delightful classic British sports car.

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