Ex-press fleet TR6 goes off to auc­tion

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A 1974 Tri­umph TR6 that was orig­i­nally on Tri­umph’s press fleet is to go un­der the ham­mer at Clas­sic Car Auc­tions’ 1 De­cem­ber sale in Leam­ing­ton Spa.

Owned by the same fam­ily for the past 15 years, the TR6 has cov­ered 42,477 miles from new and will be sold ac­com­pa­nied by copies of mag­a­zines in which it fea­tured while on loan to the press in the mid-1970s, as well as a press pack and pe­riod brochures.

TR Reg­is­ter TR6 model ex­pert, Derek Gra­ham, said: ‘RDU 998M is a gen­uine Tri­umph press TR6, though noth­ing is known of its early life un­til its ap­pear­ance in a road test in the Jan­uary 1975 edi­tion of Thor­ough­bred and Clas­sic Cars. Tri­umph owned it for 18 months over­all.

‘Bryan Hal­l­i­day pur­chased it in 2003 as a present for his wife Mary, and it ap­peared at many TR Week­ends over the years. It is a very orig­i­nal car, hav­ing a rel­a­tively low mileage of 42,477 miles from new and has never been re­stored, so from that per­spec­tive it is con­sid­ered as a sur­vivor.’

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CCA’s TR6 ap­peared in mag­a­zine ar­ti­cles through­out the late 1970s.

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