Ex-press fleet TR6 goes off to auction
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.’
CCA’s TR6 appeared in magazine articles throughout the late 1970s.