Triumph GT6 Mk3 Rotoflex Tax exempt For Sale (1972)
Up for sale is my 1972 GT6. These have been a dream car of mine for a long time, however with other projects needing money and time spending on them, something has to give way, and the GT6 is unfortunately the one to go.
- 1972 Mk3 Rotoflex model
- Tax exempt
- MOT and tax till November 2012
- Chassis in excellent condition. Very small patch needed to offside front bumper outrigger, which I will do before the sale.
- O/D gearbox and 3.63 diff (2200rpm @ 50mph and 3000rpm @ 70mph)
- Rare 5.5J steel wheels including spare
- Stainless steel Triumphtune twin exhaust (one baffle box has been welded up after it cracked). This sounds fantastic and really looks the part!
- GRP bonnet and rear outer wings. Panel gaps very good, and panels in good condition. Bonnet has got pimples from what I assume is water ingress? Ideally needs a rub down and repaint but otherwise fine and only has one area of small cracks on the offside wing. Bonnet catches both have locks
- Original engine rebuilt 29k miles ago with receipts. Runs very well and uses very little oil. Spin on oil filter conversion with oil cooler. Kenlowe fan fitted on thermostat switch.
- Custom made wooden dash and door cappings. Done rather tastefully and now nicely aged to match the car.
- Black vinyl interior with US-spec headrests. Small tear to driver's seat base, otherwise good condition considering the age of the vehicle. Headlining has only one small cigarette burn, though this was done long before I owned the vehicle!
- Halogen headlamps
- New clutch slave and rebuilt master cylinder (March 2012)
- Radio/CD player with aux input and 4 speakers.
- Sparkrite alarm fitted which still works (though I was going to remove this)
- Front suspension is pretty much knock-free, aside from play in the nearside ball joint on the steering rack. Might just need shimming, but a spare steering rack is available with the car if necessary. Offside front has recently had new inner and outer wheel bearings.
- Lots of receipts, tax discs and MOT certificates dating back over 20 years, even the original driver's handbook.
Paintwork lets the car down. From the doors backwards I have rubbed back the paint and polished it up and looks fantastic, but as it was painted over 20 years ago it is showing its age with chips and scrapes here and there. Above the windscreen is the usual GT6 rot spot and this is the only place on the car I can see obvious use of filler. It has since been blown over but in a non-matching colour. For me it is fine, as the car gets a lot of use but a bit of time spent on tidying up the body could make this a very nice car.
Another minor issue is the fuel gauge. The car has aftermarket gauges fitted, and the fuel gauge is both mis-matched to the sender (which looks new) and also very intermittent. In the boot it a lined wooden stick which has proved far more reliable than trusing the gauge!!
Other than a few niggles, I see no serious problems that need addressing anytime soon. I can't see any welding and nor any mechanical issues that need urgent attention. I have used it a lot and it has never let me down other than running out of petrol! I have covered a lot of miles in the car and it has been a pleasure to own and drive. The smoothness in the power delivery is just something that cannot be touched by the likes of an MGB or similar 4-cylinder cars.
I really do not want to sell this car, but it is seeming like the most sensible option if I am to get my other projects finished.
Price dropped again as car needs to go!
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