ago283 days ago
This lovely car was built on 10th March 1969 and is therefore from the first few months of TR6 production. It was despatched to a dealership in Ipswich, Suffolk where it was first registered, with its current number, on 12th June 1969. The Heritage Certificate confirms that it is an original RHD Home Market car with its original chassis, body and engine numbers. It was supplied in Laurel Green and remains in that colour. The interior is in the original black, as is the hood, tonneau and hood cover. The gearbox has overdrive on 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears.
The V5 and HPI certificate show four former keepers but, perhaps more importantly, also show that the car has only had two owners in the last 33 years, one from 1983 until 2003 and the last owner since 2003.
The car was subject to a full body off restoration some years ago in the 1983 - 2003 period of ownership and a photographic record is included in the history file. 18 consecutive MOTs are also included in the file running from June 1999 at 74767 miles to April 2016 at 81655 miles and with no advisories. Whilst the car has travelled less than 5000 miles in the last period of ownership since 2003 it has obviously been carefully maintained and garaged and as a result it remains in excellent order throughout.
Originally supplied with wire wheels the car is now fitted with correct steel wheels which have just been fitted with new Continental tyres.
The last owner fitted a Bosch fuel pump for improved performance and reliability and had the fuel tank baffled.
The car starts readily and soon settles into a regular tickover. Oil pressure is excellent cold or hot and the engine temperature remains consistent. The transmission is excellent with all synchromesh operating effectively and overdrive on 2nd,3rd and 4th gears working smoothly and without delay.
All in all this is a lovely original TR6 in excellent condition throughout which remains a car to be driven and en