1972 Triumph GT6


  • Comprehensive restoration/renovation completed by the current owner over the last eighteen months
  • Significant investment made in the car, with extensive photographs documenting the process
  • Full respray in Vermillion, with rechromed bumpers and external door handles
  • Restored chrome Minilite deep dish wheels with custom made centre caps featuring GT6 logo
  • Extensive mechanical refurbishment with numerous sympathetic mechanical upgrades and improvements
  • MOT & Tax exempt but for peace of mind for the new owner the car has an MOT until 20th March 2025 with no advisories
  • Immaculately detailed engine compartment

The Appeal

Regarded by many as a 'baby E-Type', the GT6 was an evolution of the popular Triumph Spitfire - a svelte roadster designed by the great Giovanni Micholetti. The key distinction between the two cars is that the GT6 gained a 2.0-litre OHV straight-six engine, affording it a significant performance advantage.

 This 1972 example has been the subject of a comprehensive restoration/renovation This GT6 is a meticulously restored /renovated example with recent advisory free MOT that is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner. Significant time and investment has been made, with a full respray in Vermillion, re-chromed bumpers and external door handles, and restored chrome Minilite deep dish wheels with custom-made centre caps featuring the GT6 logo. The mechanicals have also been extensively refurbished, with numerous well-judged upgrades and improvements incorporated in the rebuild.

This GT6 is a meticulously restored example with recent MOT that is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.

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History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1972
  •  Abundant paperwork & photographs included, documenting the extensive restoration/renovation process
  • New MOT with no advisories, valid until March 2025
  • Considered a historic vehicle, so no MOT or tax required if the new owner so wishes 
  • Garage stored

The Condition

  • Full respray in Vermillion
  • New floors and chassis
  • Re-chromed bumpers and external door handles
  • New chrome trims, exterior mirrors, badges and livery
  • Restored chrome Minilite deep-dish wheels with custom made centre caps featuring GT6 logo
  • New headlining, door cards and cappings, internal door furniture, carpets, and custom made boot covering
  • Restored original seats and new rear view mirror
  • Paintwork appears in smart condition for its age due to recent full respray
  • Slightly stiff drivers window regulator
  • Original wooden dashboard with period patina
  • Some patina to the passenger front quarterlight

The Mechanics

  • 2.0-litre OHV straight-six
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Larger bore exhaust which enhances the tone
  • Push button start and new horn push
  • Engine overhauled and equipped with fully reconditioned Stromberg carburettors
  • New clutch and master cylinder (still bedding in), wiring loom, fuel pump, fuel tank with sender unit, filters, Acuspark HT leads, and points
  • Battery isolator fitted and new chrome rocker cover
  • Extensive mechanical refurbishment with numerous mechanical upgrades and improvements
  • Engine comartment detailed and therefore immaculate
  • The vendor comments that the overhead valve straight-six engine "produces a wonderful sound and delivers responsive performance"

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Triumph
  • Model GT6
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 99,401 Miles
  • Engine size 2000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
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