Tuesday, March 24, 2009

1970 Triumph GT6+... Same Owner For 36 Years

I'm not sure I could do what this guy is doing. He's selling the Triumph GT6+ he's owned for 36 years.

In a nutshell, the history of the GT6 goes like this...

Triumph wanted a GT version of their Spitfire roadster. They commissioned the Spitfire's original designer, Giovanni Michelotti, to create it.

Micholetti's design was beautiful, but the GT body was heavier than the roadster's, so Triumph replaced the Spitfire's 4 cylinder engine with the inline 6 cylinder engine and the transmission from their Vitesse model . The hood (bonnet), while similar to the Spitfire's, required a "power bulge" to accommodate the bigger engine and the front suspension was upgraded to handle the extra weight.

Performance was decent in its day, with the car being capable of doing over 100 MPH and reaching 60 MPH in under 12 seconds.

The GT6+ being offered on eBay is an award winner. I don't know if I've ever seen one this nice and I tend to look at these cars at car shows as I find them to be one of the prettiest British sports cars ever made.

This car will not go cheap, nor should it. Located in Bothell, WA, click here to see the eBay listing.

For more info about the GT6+, check out GT6.COM, the Vintage Triumph Register, Spitfire & GT6 Magazine and the Triumph GT6 And Spitfire Message Board.

1 comment:

Luke said...

Wow what a nice car