Triumphs Past and Present

Before buying my TR6 I owned 3 GT6's. The first was a Royal Blue MK1 (BKX 319F)fom around 1978 - 80. I suspect this car is long gone. I sold it when the floors started dropping out. The next owner did a lot of work on the car but unfortunately it was stolen and although it was recovered in tact and undamaged I think it may have been scrapped by the insurance company.The next GT6 was a MK2 (GPU96H) 1983 - 86 which was in need of love and attention. I did some body work and rebuilt the engine but eventually sold this as the sills rusted out for a second time. After driving an eclectic mix of cars for the next few years (none of which were in particularly good condition) I moved on to company car ownership. I still hankered after a GT6 and once finances allowed I decided to get another GT6. Of course I should have stumped up enough cash to get a good car that I could use straight away but somehow ended up with a restoration project!

My first GT6 was this Royal Blue MK1. This was a great car but after a couple of years daily use became quite rusty. The sills and floors were very bad so I reluctantly sold it on

Once my first GT6 had gone I needed another car. I found a really good MK3 Saffron Yellow Spitfire. It is on the end of the row in the picture together with my Brothers MK2 Spit and my MK2 GT6 before it was repainted Pimento.It was a bit dissapointing after the GT6. My mum used it for a year or 2 whilst I ran a 1600E Cortina.

My second GT6 was a MK2 - white when purchased but after replacing rear wings and sills I resprayed it Pimento. I also rebuilt and balanced the engine and had the gearbox rebuilt by a small outfit in Twickenham which I think may have been Kingston Sportcars (Tony Lindsay-Dean). I also fitted 1.75 inch Strombergs. It went well but the gearbox packed up for a second time and the floor rotted out so it too went to be replaced by a MK3 Cortina!!

My final GT6 was another MK2. It was pretty tatty when bought as shown here. It was just what I was after, the very late MK2 facelift model with overdrive. It was to be the subject of a 10 year nut and bolt restoration

My Current Triumph is a 1972 TR6. This was a US export car that was reimported in the 1990's. It has been converted to UK spec including PI engine and RHD.