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The Triumph TR6 was the best-selling Triumph in history when production ended in 1976, with more than 94,000 built, ninety per cent of them to US specification. The TR6 was quite refined, for a sports car, and featured pile carpets on the floors and boot, plush-looking bucket seats, a lovely wooden dashboard and a full complement of instrumentation. For the US market, the engine was carburetted, as had been the US-only TR250 engine. The TR6 was fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox with an overdrive unit (optional) which operated on second, third, and fourth gears on early models and third and fourth on later cars. This effectively created a close-ratio six-speed gearbox and provided long legs for open motorways. The TR6 also featured semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, 15-inch wheels and tyres, and disc brakes at the front with drums at the rear. This classic, 2.5 litre, six-cylinder sports car is regarded by some as the last true Triumph, and this superb 1972 example shines brightly in the Danish sunlight. Owned by our vendor, a discerning collector, for some eight years, he had always wanted a TR6 and found this restored, 96,000 km, example in 2008. Standing on unusual, but nonetheless attractive chrome wire wheels, this US spec car has been converted back to chrome bumpers. From the photographs, it appears to be running on triple Webers so it may well have been fitted with other performance enhancing modifications, The black leather perfectly compliments the maple-veneered dashboard and the package is gift wrapped in gleaming Pimento Red coachwork. Regularly maintained and only used on sunny Danish days, this carburetted motor car could be described as the epitome of English open-top motoring. Ready to be enjoyed on the roads of continental Europe.
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