THE CCW VIEW
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.