THE CCW VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

To de­scribe the GT6 as the poor man’s E-type is frankly to be a lit­tle hard on the Tri­umph. It’s ar­guably a rarer sight on the roads than the Jag and its diminu­tive size means that it’s more sportscar than GT cruiser.

And while MGB com­par­isons are sim­i­larly com­mon, it would be fairer to com­pare it to MG’s own six-cylin­der coupé, the equally rare MGC GT. De­spite be­ing based on the cheaper Spit­fire, Tri­umph pulled it out of the bag with the GT6 and cre­ated an achingly beau­ti­ful car that of­fered bet­ter han­dling than its rather nose-heavy ri­val.

The GT6 re­mains a smart buy for some­one want­ing a clas­sic that stands out from the crowd. Good MkIIIs start from £8k – slightly more than a com­pa­ra­ble MGC GT – but it’s a small price to pay for such a tal­ented and de­sir­able all-rounder.

Tilt front end means that ac­cess to the straight-six en­gine is ex­cep­tional.

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