|Make||Model||Year||Reg||Colour||Bought for||Sold for||Bought||Sold|
|TRIUMPH||TR6Pi||1974||NBH 768M||RED||£3350, from David Carr, Wantage||£4350, to Derek Graham, Reading||24th September 1984||22nd July 1985|
Fully documented history in presentation file with all bills recorded, 4 new wings fitted, electronic ignition, engine compartment fully repainted to show standard – boot rack, new hood and trim etc., £2200 had been spent when bought, I rebuilt the engine including gas flowed , ported and polished head (Vulcan Eng), new oil pump, cam, timing chain, 2O thou engine bore, new clutch – SAH six branch manifold and free flow exhaust system (155 BHP).
I recall coming into Chatton Close completely sideways on one occasion while demonstrating to a terrified passenger the new found power! Body was resprayed in various places and the engine compartment won me a concourse award at a TR owners club event that year (1985). Went all the way down to Le Mans one year and all the way back with the enrichener (choke) partially on. Only figured out what was actually wrong when I got home and consequently became an expert on Lucas fuel injection vagaries. God knows how much fuel we used but its was a LOT!
Excellent car but I learned what to look out for when buying TR6’s in the future! Fantastic car which perhaps I should have kept.