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1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation

Sale price: £32,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.01.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation
Year: 1963
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 32,981
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation for sale

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1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation Photo
  • 1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation
  • 1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation
  • 1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation
  • 1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation
  • 1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation
  • 1963 Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans Recreation

For sale by auction on Saturday 29 November 2014 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170 or 07967203007
Triumph built four racing Spitfires to compete in 1964 and 1965
Le Mans 24 Hours race; the fourth being a spare (but the fourth
raced in 1965). With Porsche. now reputedly achieving 160mph. br/>Triumph embarked on building a six cylinder racing Spitfire for the
1966 event to stay competitive with them. This prototype was to be
called the GT6R and was to run a highly tuned six cylinder engine
fitted with triple carburettors. 175 bhp was confidently expected
to give an estimated top speed of 160 mph but in early 1966. due to
regulation changes. the programme was run down and the project was
abandoned.

This extraordinary motor constructed on a 1963 Triumph Spitfire
using all composite T6 Fabrications bodywork has had ongoing
development since its inception and includes a fabulous
specification. Its registration number echoes the period
competition Spitfires who wore the ADU number plates. The car is
fitted with a rebuilt. 2. 0 litre straight six Triumph engine with a
Peter Burgess head. Le Mans oil filter. a Type 9 close ratio five
speed gearbox and a Quaife limited slip differential. Fuel is
delivered via an electric pump feeding the triple 40 DCOE Dell'Orto
carburettors. Exhaust extraction is by means of a tubular extractor
manifold through a full stainless steel system. A 123 distributor
provides the sparks and an aluminium radiator and oil cooler
provide the cooling. Stopping power is delivered by Lockheed four
pot callipers and ventilated discs at the front with GT6 drums at
the rear. The brake system has an adjustable biased twin circuit. br/>as per the original prototype. The front suspension has the Lotus
trunnionless set up with aluminium hubs. At the rear. CV drive
shafts and an aluminium lower wishbone conversion stop the infamous
Spitfire rear wheel tuck under. Gaz adjustable shock absorbers are
fitted on all four corners. The interior is fitted with a half roll
cage and new FIA four point harnesses with bucket seats. The
instrument panel has several gauges to keep the driver well
informed and a Moto-Lita leather/aluminium steering wheel provides
directional control. An aluminium period replica fuel tank sits
behind the seats and is fed a via large. quick release Le Mans
style fuel filler.

ADU 5A is UK registered as a 1963 Triumph Spitfire Sports with its
2000cc engine capacity also recorded upon the V5. The car regularly
wows the crowds at many events and recently run the test hill at
the 2014 Brooklands Double Twelve and the 2014 Kop Hill. Reflecting
the spirit of the 1960's Triumph racing cars. ADU 5A was invited to
the 2014 Goodwood Members Meeting and represents a fabulous tribute
to a bygone age of Le Mans motor racing. 

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