1972 Triumph GT6 Mark III
Sale price: $9,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 13.03.2014
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Transmission:||Manul with Overdrive|
|Trim:||GT6 Mark III|
|Interior Color:||Black and Blue|
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1972 Triumph GT6 Mark III for sale
This GT6 was taken down to bare metal and a complete body off restoration done approximately 7 to 8 years ago. About 98% of the way through. the gentlemen who owned the car had become terminally ill. The car was parked in his hanger in Mojave California where it sat for many years and was never listed for sale. In a conversation with Nigel at Spitbits (as I was looking for a GT6) he mentioned that this car might be available. He had sold this gentlemen many parts over the years and had been contacted by him to see if he might know someone looking for a pristine restored GT6. Timing is everything as they say and I must tell you. I was impressed with the car and we negotiated a deal.
I drive the car at least once a week if nothing else just to get her out and keep things lubricated. I have taken long trips and over the past two years there are some minor rock chips. the carpet has worn slightly in some areas and wear and tear in a very minor way is evident. For the record. the receipts total more than 40K that he spent on initial purchase and restoration of this car. With approximately $10. 00 on the engine alone done in Riverside California at Advanced Performance Technology. The list of work is a mile long and if anyone is interested I can email you a scanned PDF with all the glorious details.
Highlights are TR6 Mild performance cam. nbsp; Isky dual valve springs with a TR6/GT6 roller rocker set/shaft. Hand tuned pair of HSU carbs. All critical parts magnafluxed. polished. shot peened and balanced. Kas Kastner 'octopus' oil distribution system. After all the work the car was on the dyno for performance tuning with these results: AFR peaks at 135 @ 4700. Torque peaked at 120 @ 4700 and HP peaked at 124 @ 5800. It runs fine on ALL grades of gas but I put mid-grade in her.
The car is equipped with overdrive and it works perfectly. Handling is excellent due to all new parts/rubber. Brakes are also wonderful although certainly different than new cars these days. Heater and fans work. all lights/turn signals as well as gauges. The odometer just rolled over from 89999 to 90000 and now my odometer is not working. I literarily watched in anticipation as it rolled over and then it just stayed at 90K. Set the trip odometer and it's showing 105 miles since that incident. I will try and have that fixed in the next week or two. The other thing that does need to be mentioned is the trim rubber. All new trim rubber was put on this car (obviously during a restoration). The quality of the rubber in my opinion is not what the NOS stuff was. Some of mine is cracking (Not leaking) but for the car sitting in a hanger and then pretty much my garage (less my weekly driving). the rubber should be in like new condition. Talking with Nigel. he has conceded that the quality IS NOT as good as the originals and to be fair to Nigel. he is working on this. This is mainly on the wing windows and somewhat on the rear window rubber. So. I have listed all the issues but in reality the car has no bad characteristics what so ever and I would not hesitate driving this car to New York and back to California. Oh yes. no rust.
I would like to stress that the car is not a show car or at least not in my world. The seat belt latches work fine but are the originals and not brand new shinny like they were on the showroom floor. The carpet is worn slightly in some areas and at 6'3" I have the seat all the way back but getting in and out of the car there are some scuffs on the inside door kick panel. I have the original steering wheel but have purchased a smaller wheel which allows me better access in and out as well as basic driving. Again. my point is it's not a showroom piece. It is however the most solid. well done driver you will find anywhere. Purchase the car and drive the heck out of it. The quality of the restoration will give you many years of driving enjoyment. The pics I have included are from when the car was in the restoration process and then ultimately completed. It looks the same except for what I have mentioned and pay close attention to the level of detail done to this car. No expense was spared. As far as my usage. I have put maybe 5K miles on her and have enjoyed every mile. I did purchase a pertronix electronic ignition after being stranded on Pacheco Pass for 5. 5 hours after my condenser went south and ultimately took out my points. Have changed the oil twice just because I'm an idiot about that. The car is being sold as with no implied or written warranties and if you have any questions. please feel free to email me.On Mar-12-14 at 17:48:43 PDT. seller added the following information:
* * * PLEASE NOTE * * * * I have been asked to remove my comments about the rubber trim. Unfortunately all you can do in ebay is add additional comments so I would like to recant my original statement specifically about that. I'm not going to dispute who or what was said. but just that we both have different views of a conversation we had in the past. I could be completely incorrect or perhaps confused in my recollection of this matter and certainly would remove it if I could. My apologies to Nigel who by the way has always been and I'm sure will be in the future a very valuable resource for parts.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Nabajit Bhadra, dated 26 january 2015
Hello, I reside in the US. Is the car still for sale? I would be interested in purchasing. Thanks.
from Ben Mather, dated 11 november 2014
Great job! Is the car still for sale? In th UK so would need to ship
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