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1968 Triumph GT6 MKII
This 1968 Triumph GT6 Mark II is the hard-top alternative to the popular Triumph Spitfire, with this example benefitting from recent restoration. Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre six-cylinder engine which develops 78kW (104hp). This power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. The car’s odometer currently displays 8,798km.
Cast back to the 1960s and the United Kingdom was in its element creating a slew of interesting sports cars. While a lot of the attention of the Triumph-Standard brand was focussed around the wonderful Spitfire convertible, the GT6 was the sharper-handling and hard-topped counterpart designed for the drivers. The car was introduced in 1966 on the back of Triumph’s success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The GT6 leaned more towards grand touring with a long bonnet, six-cylinder power, and a sleek fastback design. While the British immediately took to the car, US customers criticised the poor handling of the debut model. This forced Triumph to quickly develop a Mark II to address handling concerns with a revised rear suspension setup. The GT6 is a rare find in today’s open car market, though it remains a sorted and affordable fun driving experience.
Painted red on the outside and finished with a black vinyl-upholstered interior, this GT6’s specification is highlighted by chrome exterior detailing and woodgrain inserts in the cabin. There have been some subtle improvements to the car’s underpinnings which include a sports exhaust, triple Weber carburettors, and suspension tweaks to improve handling. The car currently sits on a set of 13-inch wheels wrapped in Ovation tyres.
This GT6 was built new in Coventry, England and was sourced by the current owner out of South Africa in July 2021. There is no known ownership information prior to the seller’s ownership and no service history exists for the car. However, it has undergone restoration roughly four years ago, according to the seller. The last major service was completed in March 2022, but the steering does now require alignment.
Exterior condition is good for a vehicle of its age, with minimal signs of wear and tear seen on the bodywork. Red paintwork displays without obvious deterioration, however holograms and minor scratches do show and could be improved with a proper detail. The exterior side mirrors need to be replaced. Scuffing and light tarnishing can be seen on the chrome bumpers and a paint chip is identified near the side intakes. Kerb rash damage is seen on the wheels, while tyres appear with decent tread remaining.
Inside the cabin this Triumph shows in fair condition. Upholstery of the front two seats holds good shape but displays scratches and scuffs, while carpeting below appears without significant staining. The vinyl of the rear bench appears to be slightly warped. The woodgrain dash panel appears to be in good condition, though the surrounding trims and gauge instrumentation do show wear and tear.
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