Triumph GT6 MKIII - SOLD
We are delighted to be able to offer this stunning Triumph GT6 MKIII which has been subject to a complete restoration to a very high standard by respected specialists M.W Restorations of Saffron Walden during 2010. Bills totalling more than £20K accompany the car as well as a full photographic record of the restoration.
The car has been in careful ownership since and is still in outstanding condition, drives beautifully and has only come to us as the last owner fancied something older and has bought a TR3A from us.
Wikipedia tells us that the final major facelift for the GT6 came in 1970, this time the entire bodyshell was revised to match the changes made to the Spitfire Mk IV: modifications included a cut-off rear end, recessed door handles and a smoother front end. Only detail changes were made to the mechanics, but in 1973 – close to the end of the car's production life – the rear suspension was changed again, this time for the cheaper (but still effective) "swing-spring" layout fitted to the Spitfire Mk IV. This was a modification of the swing axle rear suspension used on the Herald-derived models, with the transverse leaf spring mounted on a pivot, eliminating roll stiffness at the rear, and thus greatly reducing the jacking effect under cornering loads. To compensate for this loss of roll stiffness, a larger front anti-roll bar was fitted. A brake servo was also added in 1973, and seats were changed from vinyl to cloth.
Engine power and torque for the Mk III was similar to the Mk II, but better aerodynamics led to a new top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h) and a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 10.1 seconds.Performance was now comfortably ahead of the MGB GT, which reached about 105 mph (169 km/h) and 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in approximately 13 seconds. Fuel economy was also improved to 28 mpg‑imp (10 L/100 km; 23 mpg‑US).
Simply superb, panel gaps are excellent, the bonnet fits exceptionally well, everything is straight and blemish free.
Fully restored or refurbished during the restoration and with much servicing and maintenance paperwork shows that the car has been very well looked after, drives very well, overdrive on third and fourth gear.
Everything was restored or replaced in 2010 and with dry storage it has all remained in excellent condition.
Again, everything was restored or replaced and remains in superb order, the seats were retrimmed in leather and the carpets replaced.
Apart from our accurate and reliable description of this car we believe you will not find a better bunch of chaps to deal with; we know our MGs inside out, we won’t flannel you with sales speak and we aim to provide you with a car that you will be bringing back in a year’s time when the next service and MOT is due, no sooner! However, if you do have a problem we will stand by our car and help you in every way possible. We like to think that 38 years in this business counts for something.
We are in the quiet Berkshire countryside but close to the M4 and Mortimer Railway Station. Our local pub, the Elm Tree is just a few minutes’ walk away and serves fantastic food and proper beers. Call us to arrange a viewing and a test-drive and come and make a day of it.
When you own a classic car knowing where to get the best spare parts is crucial. We have a dedicated Parts Manager who will track down the best quality and hardest to find part for your car, we like to call this Automotive Archaeology, if it’s available ... we will find it.
Classic cars are special, and we can provide MOT testing for yours.
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