1972 Triumph GT6

"The Blue Streak"

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$18,900

Year
1972
Make
Triumph
Model
GT6
Stock
P3122
Vin
KF10566L
Miles
90,078
Engine Size
2.5L Inline 6
Transmission Type
4 Speed W/ Overdrive
Body Color
Sapphire Blue
Interior Color
Black and Blue
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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In early 1963, Standard-Triumph commissioned Giovanni Michelotti (notable for designing many models including several for Ferrari & Maserati) to design a GT version of the new Spitfire line. The fastback design, although aesthetically pleasing, was too heavy for the 1147cc 4 cylinder output and the model was shelved. However, the prototype was adopted by the Triumph racing program and its aerodynamics resulted in great success (1st in class at 24-hour Lemans). After re-evaluation the GT6 was born with the Michelotti designed body and the more powerful 6-cylinder Triumph Vitesse engine with a marketing campaign to talk about the racing success.
The 1972 Triumph GT6 offered here is the finest GT6 to grace the floor of the GR Auto Gallery. It has been treated to a complete, performance driven restoration finished in desirable Sapphire over Blue and Black two-tone interior. The car is powered by its performance built 2.5-liter inline 6 cylinder engine, 4-speed transmission with overdrive, and rear wheel drive. Mechanical highlights included dual Stromberg Carbs, high performance cam, ceramic headers, custom dual exhaust, aluminum valve cover, coil-over suspension, CM external oil filter system with braided lines and oil distribution block, etc. Cosmetically, the car is excellent in all areas. The Sapphire Blue exterior paint, although not fresh, lays flat, has a deep gloss and shows excellent in all areas. The interior is excellent including a near perfect dash and gauges, newer carpet, excellent headliner and newer upholstery. The engine compartment is detailed and tidy, the underside remains very detailed as the undercarriage is fully restored as well.
The performance of this GT-6 is amazing. With a little choke and the turn of the key, the car springs to life with a healthy exhaust note and excellent throttle response. Once to temperature, the car absolutely sings through the RPMs with precise shifting through the gears. The overdrive engages flawlessly enabling high speed cruising for extended periods of time. The suspension and steering work together in tandem, tight, true, providing outstanding feedback to the driver in performance driving situations. In turn, our short test drive, turned into a very long test drive, as we were able to tour our Michigan country roads on a most beautiful autumn day.
The Triumph GT6's have recently fallen in favor with vintage performance enthusiasts. Their classic GT styling is timeless, and while British sports cars are usually of the open-air variety, the GT6's design and performance fiercely competes with any car in its class that all of Europe had to offer. They are high on the collectability scale and are poised to increase in value. A car of this caliber offers no disappointments. Recent services includes full tune up, carb synchronization, carb linkage adjust, and JVC sound system with XM and Bluetooth capability.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Triumph
Model
GT6
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
90,078
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Sapphire Blue
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black and Blue
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.5L Inline 6
Transmission Type
4 Speed W/ Overdrive

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