5k: 1972 Triumph GT6

The Triumph GT6 is a cool looking vintage fastback that looks more like a racecar than the other contemporary offerings from British Leyland and will get you more attention.  This 1972 Triumph GT6 is a decent condition example with some upgraded engine parts and is offered for $6500 firm in Austin, TX via craigslist.

The GT6 is still an under-appreciated classic and you can find them littering Craigslist at 24 Hours of LeMons prices.  Only recently have we seen any of them appear and sell for an obscenely high prices, but for the most part they can be had for the price of a Porsche 911 transmission.


Powering the GT6 is a 2.0 liter inline 6 (not so coincidentally the same size and number of cylinders as the early 60s 911s…or at least we assume…)  that put out 104 horsepower stock -but the seller of this beast has replaced the camshafts, carburetors and now claims it puts out closer to 200 horsepower…a power level that is achievable given the $4k he put into the rebuild.  At 200 horsepower this 2000 lb little machine should have excellent performance compared to the stock 0-60 in 10.1 second specs…Just beware that it may not idle as smoothly and it could be temperamental.


The Mk3 (1970-74) version of the GT6 is probably the least desirable from a looks perspective – but this one has had the rear bumper removed and has some fancy looking racing stripes added as well as a set of wire wheels.  At this price this car is definitely worth a second look and we think someone will pick this one up quickly.

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