Triumph GT6/MkIII 1972 (Historic Plate) Green
Triumph GT6, MK. III - 1972
12,451 miles on the clock since full engine restoration 1998cc, 5 speed manual with overdrive.
British Racing Green with chrome bumpers.
In very good condition. A beautiful example of an increasingly rare car in good, solid British racing green. No rust and solid underneath after recent professional restoration. Well maintained.
I bought this car three years ago and have absolutely loved it.
I will be extremely sad to see this go, but am under pressure from all sides of family who are unhappy about me driving around in a car without airbags.
It has had no expense spared to keep it in good condition: this time last year had a full body restoration, re-weld of windscreen area and respray at Triumph specialist?s at the cost of ?4,000.
Have spent approx ?5,296 on it during the course of ownership. Additionally it had an engine rebuild immediately before I bought it about 12,451 miles ago. Recently serviced and MOT?d until this time next year. Tax exempt and tax disc renewed. Also have old MOT's, receipts and valuations dating back to the early 1990's and will include the invaluable Haynes Owner?s Workshop Manual.
It looks and sounds fantastic and drives immensely well. Steering incredibly direct ? almost like driving a go-kart ? and plenty of power to shoot you out of the corners. Because you sit so low it feels more rapid than it is, but is a sensation to drive. 5 minutes on a country road will make you beam.
On longer journeys is noisy but not uncomfortable. I have driven this to and fro several times from North Wales to Durham and have been very comfortable ? essential overdrive makes motorway cruising a doddle.
Also has an aftermarket fan fitted in the engine bay to aid cooling on hot days or motorways.
Has largely been kept in a dry garage in North Wales. Moving to London for sale only. I have no complaints about the car whatsoever. Mechanically very sound and I have made sure it is kept up to the mark mechanically and otherwise. It has been extremely reliable - only had two minor breakdown problems in three years of ownership ? one related to a flat battery and the other a disconnected hose from driving over rough cobbles in Edinburgh.
However ? only fair to tell you the few negative points? I bought it with the axle hub from a Spitfire on its rear offside wheel. This is not a problem ? the parts are interchangeable and I have driven it for 3 years like that. The only noticeable effect is that the wheel appears slightly recessed within the wheel-arch. I?ve been told not expensive or difficult to correct if it bothers you.
Rev counter very recently died. Really a quite trivial problem ? just not something the MOT garage could repair without ordering a part. Requires a (reasonably easy to find) mechanical cable, connecting distributor to dash (approx ?15). Horn ? had several problems with the centre of steering wheel button so have now mounted a toggle to the left of the steering wheel to activate horn. Wouldn?t be hard to retrofit to original.
- Not aware of any rust, but chrome bumpers and door handles have a bit of freckled corrosion. Nothing too serious, but noticeable nonetheless.
- Interior is a bit scruffy (see pictures). This was next on my to-do list. Was recently thoroughly cleaned and shampooed. But seats looking a bit sorry (certainly not beyond repair though) and roof lining and panels could do with cleaning and some adjusting. But all superficial, aesthetic issues, not deeper problems.
The car is not concourse standard (although all-told not too far off), but - as I said - I have rarely had any problems with it, have absolutely loved it and will be immensely sad to see it go in lieu of a characterless modern car with airbags. Have been equally at home in it on country lanes, motorways and cities.
I have been as honest as I can be ? I don?t think it?s fair to sell someone car of this vintage and not be.
Now the boring stuff?
Car is in West London. Call or e-mail for specific information (I?ll do my best) or to arrange a viewing. Can take you for a passenger drive if you are really interested, but no test drives am afraid. Please no tire kickers. Only get in touch if you are seriously interested in purchasing the car. I?m moderately busy at the moment and don?t need the irritation. Sure you understand.
Price is ?6250 or nearest offer please.
Cash or bank transfer only (to be confirmed paid before collection). If an international buyer you will have to arrange export and customs, as well as collection.
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British Racing Green
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Manual with Overdrive
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Right Hand Drive
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