1971 Triumph GT6
The new car was introduced in 1966 and called the Triumph GT6. The new body was a sleek fastback design with an opening rear hatch, earning the GT6 the nickname of poor man's E-Type. It was really a 2-seater, but a small extra rear seat could be ordered, large enough for small children. The family resemblance to the Spitfire Mk II was strong, the longer 6-cylinder engine necessitated a new bonnet top with a power bulge and the doors were provided with opening quarter light windows and squared-off glass in the top rear corner.
The final major facelift for the GT6 came in 1970 in the form of the Mk III. 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. 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 and a 0–60 mph time of 10.1 seconds. Performance was now comfortably ahead of the MGB GT. Fuel economy was also improved to 23 mpg US.
This GT6 is one of the most original examples we have seen in a long time, a real survivor. It was sold new in Oakland, California, and stayed on the west coast for most of it's life and is very, very solid. All of the original body panels including floor boards are the ones this car was born with. Having never been undercoated all of the floorboard surfaces are visible and have only minor surface rust. The body has had one respray many years ago in a slightly lighter color paint. It has it's share of touched up chip & scratches but still has a nice shine. The seats and door panels also appear to be the ones this little GT6 was born with and are in exseptionally good condition. The dash top has no cracks and the replacement wood facing is in perfect condition. An original BMC AM/FM radio is still in place. This GT6 is been exceptionally well maintained mechanically and has recently had a complete front suspension rebuild which included upper & lower control arms, suspension bushings, and tie rod ends. It has also had recent brakes and tires replaced. This GT6 drives as new with super quiet motor and smooth shifting. If you ever had one and wanted another one, this is your car!
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