5k: Rally Racer: 1972 Triumph GT6 Mk III

The Triumph GT6 was a Giovanni Michelotti (of Triumph Herald and BMW 2002 fame) designed fastback based on the Spitfire 4 chassis and built from 1966-1973 in three distinct generations.  The later cars have some ugly fang bumper extensions, but they also benefit from upgraded engine power and better aerodynamics.  Find this 1972 Triumph Mk III GT6 for sale in South Bend, IN currently bidding on ebay for $5,250 with 3 days to go.

The GT6 is a unique looking car and will confuse most non-car people.  This author knew a guy who daily drove one for years and would find himself surrounded by looky-loos, people who thought it was a Ferrari and camera wielding Japanese tourists on the regular basis…and his wasn’t covered in stickers!  Stickers make every gas station trip more interesting.

The GT6 is powered by Triumph’s over-head valve inline-6 that displaces 2.0 liters and puts out 104 horsepower…perhaps a few more give this one’s upgraded cam and carbs. The GT6 isn’t a fast car in today’s overpowered traffic, but it was fast in comparison to the small displacement inline-4 powered Triumphs, MGs and Healeys of the day.

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