Michelotti Fastback: 1972 Triumph GT6 MK III

The Triumph GT6 is one of the undervalued heroes of the classic sports car world.  It offers the best combination of exotic looks, minimized weight, “big” engine, and low seating position in a classic 2-seat fastback shape, but for some reason doesn’t get much love from the big bucks collectors.  Actually, this is a good thing if you aren’t some trust fund kid, because it means you can buy a decent one, and drive it around without taking out a loan from your 401k.  Find this 1972 Triumph GT6 MK III here on eBay bidding for $3,050 with less than 1 day to go, located in Salisbury, MD.

The Mark III Triumph GT6 was built from 1970 through 1973, and was a
last hurrah for the poor man’s E-Type before poor sales ended its short
lifespan.  The GT6 is a good looking car, with decent build quality, but
for some reason was outsold 3-to-1 by the MGB GT.  The result is that you don’t see many GT6s on the road today, and if you drive one, expect to get a lot of questions from random folks when you fill up the tank.

The GT6 is powered by Triumph’s overhead valve inline-6 that displaces
2.0 liters and put out a wheezy 79 horsepower by the time the 1972 models hit the road.  Fortunately, you can up the fun/performance with a rebuild to higher compression and added intake/exhaust flow. The GT6 isn’t a fast car in today’s
overpowered minivan traffic, but it would dust the itty-bitty inline-4 powered Triumphs, Austins and MGs of the day.

I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of those 80s style digital gauges, and that steering wheel needs to go somewhere else, but for the current asking price, this car seems like a good deal.

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