1973 Triumph GT6 Mk3 with Webasto sunroof
Sale price: £3,850.00 make an offer
Last update: 13.08.2013
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Triumph GT6 Mk3
1973 2 Litre 6 Cylinder
OverviewMagenta paintwork. full length Webasto folding sunroof. tinted glass and correct period Wolfrace slot mag wheelsApril 1973 model with simple and more reliable 4-speed non-overdrive gearbox and non-rotoflex driveshaft couplings57k miles with a comprehensively researched and documented history Expenditure covers a comprehensive mechanical overhaul including many replaced and uprated partsFull refresh respray in 2011 undertaken only to freshen the comprehensive restoration done in 2002A significant amount of time and money has been spent on the GT's suspension to iron out the usual weaknessesAs a result this car sits as it came from the factory with no splayed rear wheels or soft front springsThe overall result of all of this work is a super condition. excellently tuned and very smooth driving GT6MOT July 2014Taxed end Oct 2013Owned by me since Oct 2008
FeaturesWebasto folding sunroofWolfrace slot mag wheels with as new UniRoyal All Weather tyresBell stainless steel sports exhaust system giving an absolutely fantastic exhaust noteFully rust-proofed – chassis. cavities and under-sealedServo assisted brakesChrome bullet mirrorsCustom leather seats with body matching magenta trim and tailored floor matsFully documented and researched history. properly filed and presented showing detailed receipted spending by area (body. engine. transmission. electrics etc) plus a photographic record of the 2002 rebuildThousands spent to get the car to this standard
Recorded Expenditure by AreaBodyRestored in 2002 with many replacement panels including a complete bonnet rebuild (which is still in as new condition and rare to find like this)Further cosmetic only respray in 2011Rust proofed in the right placesReplacement Sundym windscreen EngineUprated reconditioned Stromburg carbs with bigger jets and needlesUprated spin on oil filter conversionReplaced engine mountsNew custom rocker coverNew fuel pump CoolingUprated kevlar cooling hose setReplaced radiator and thermostatReplaced heater valve ExhaustUprated full stainless steel Bell sports exhaust system with custom sports extractor 3-2-1 tubular manifold suitably heat wrapped TransmissionReplaced propshaftReplaced clutchReplaced gearbox tail housing bearingReconditioned differentialReconditioned replacement rear half-shaftsReconditioned rear UJ'sReconditioned gearbox Suspension and BearingsUprated bushing with full Blue polybush kitUprated sports fully adjustable Spax dampersReplaced springsReplaced rear leaf-springReplaced front and rear wheel bearings Brakes and TyresUprated Goodridge braided flexible brake hosesUprated grooved and dimpled front discsUprated front EBC “Greenstuff” front padsReplaced rear brakesAs new five UniRoyal All Weather tyres SteeringReplaced front trunnionsReplaced steering swivelsReplaced track rod endsReplaced front ball joints ElectricsUprated Aldon electronic ignition system conversionUprated Magnecor silicon competition spark leads (10 year guarantee)Uprated sports coilHalogen light conversionReplaced wiper motor bushesReconditioned starter motor InteriorReplacement black leather with magenta piping seat coversVarious new trim piecesReplacement dashboard top (requires fitting) MiscellaneousReconditioned pedal boxesAdditional bonnet lockAdditional footwell carpet overmats with GT6 logoSpare set of keys ServiceJust serviced and regardless of yearly mileage or use. whilst in my ownership the GT has been fully serviced as expected covering all oils. filters. grease points. plugs. tune-up and general lubrication
NegativesSome small splits (heavy duty tape repaired) to edge of the Webasto roof where it has been folded back over the years. Still fully watertight with no leaks Headlining shows some very obvious age discolouration and some splitting The dashboard top is starting to split (heavy duty tape repaired). Second-hand replacement included in the sale The under steering column rubber ignition key housing is missing Both rear interior panels have speakers (with no covers) fitted The drivers seat cushions are a little soft and squashed and the lower outer bolster edge of the drivers seat back leather seat cover is starting to show some obvious wear and discolourationThe interior trim itself does show the odd mark. scuff and some of the panels show screw heads (black. so not obvious) added doubtlessly to replace the original metal retaining clips which always seemed to fail to hold the trim panels in placeOne of the petrol tank / spare wheel boot cover panels is not original. having being replaced by a plywood home made item. As it sits under the boot carpet. it is in no way obvious and is actually more secure than a lot of original ones I've seen! Chrome front windscreen and rear hatch trim removed (my preference as I feel the car looks better without the trim). Original front windscreen trim included in the sale Chrome bumpers have some slight age pitting but nothing serious and still very presentable. Rear bumper has had a tow bar fitted at some point in the past and the small edge holes have been filled with black plastic grommetsThe rear hatch outside edge of the window rubber is starting to obviously split in one top corner. Cosmetic only and it is still fully water tight One front bumper plastic over-rider shows some splitting Both lower front corner panels (housing the front indicators) are fibreglass replacements Both doors are slightly misaligned (probably after refit during the 2002 restoration). No problems closing. just really a cosmetic observation The bonnet front is set slightly too high above the bumper. again probably after refit during the 2002 restoration Steering wheel trim is starting to split through age and has been repaired with heavy duty tape. The steering wheel itself is sound but looks a little aged The paintwork shows the odd small paint chip and nick and a couple of the body panels also show the odd very minor dentThe under-bonnet bulkhead area paint is tarnished and pitted around the brake and clutch fluid reservoirs (as always). Non of these body faults are obvious. and represent nothing more than general wear and tear and in no way detract from the overall quality of this GT
To appreciate how good this GT6 is. and to be clear about the negatives. prospective purchasers should view the car before bidding. I am in Reading. Berkshire and viewing will be by appointment only. Please contact me (Patrick) on 07803 086991 to arrange things. I am more than happy for any independent inspection to be undertaken (at your cost) if required.
However. please note that despite the car being (in my opinion) in excellent condition for its 40 year age. it is not concours and is not being sold as such.
Owning a car like this means there will always be work to do and things to improve as this is a 40 year old British Leyland sports car and not a 5 year old BMW and as such will not drive or behave like a 5 year old BMW. If you expect to do 20. 00 miles a year without some level of maintenance and repair then I'm afraid this is not the car for you.
In addition to the negatives that have been detailed. there may well be other minor faults and defects I have missed in describing the car (not on purpose) as I am an enthusiast and not an expert.
Any questions or for further details. please do not hesitate to contact me via email (patrickjolin@btinternet. com) or on the mobile above.
I do not have a Buy It Now price and have set what I feel to be a very reasonable reserve.
Strictly no canvassers.
If you do bid and win then I will require an immediate deposit of £500 to be paid by PayPal within 24 hours of the auction end and the balance paid in cash on collection.
The final auction price is the price to be paid and there will be no post auction negotiations.
You win. you buy and failure to complete will result in the matter being reported to Ebay as a non-payment.
Sorry to sound heavy handed but time-wasting is not an option. so please. please. please view before you bid to buy.
Thanks for looking.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from bob, dated 08 july 2014
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