The final version of the GT6 was produced between 1970 and 1973 with 13,042 units built. It had a mid-life upgrade with a conversion to using the Spitfire MkIV suspension being introduced. In the U.S. the familiar problem of less power again hurt performance. The compression ratio was reduced from 9.5:1 of the Mk 1, to 9.25:1 in the Mk 2 and 8:1 in the Mk 3 with a result that only 90BHP was produced in early models (1971) and an even lower result of 79BHP (1972-73). Home market cars continued to enjoy 104BHP.
This model was released in Australia in 1972 to counter the poor reputation of the PI model. Bascially, a down-spec MK2 PI, it had slightly different trim design, no tacho and a 2-spoke steering wheel. The engine used a GT6 spec camshaft and a pair of 1.5" SU or Stromberg carburettors, depening on the year. The last 2500 TC was sold in Australia in 1978, and it varied very little from the 1972 version.
This model was released in Australia in 1970 , along with the Mk2 PI, as the replacement for the Mk1 model. The 2000 models shared an identical body with the PI model , but featured chrome bezels on the instruments, and a 3-person rear seat. Most of them were manuals. The engine used a GT6 spec camshaft and a pair of 1.5" SU or Stromberg carburettors, depending on the year.
This rare model was released in Australia in mid 1968, as the up-market version of the highly sucessful 2000 model. The PI models shared an identical Australian-made body with the 2000 model of the same year , but featured the 2500 engine like in the TR5 (but with softer camshaft), rostyle wheel trims, radial tyres, larger exhaust pipes, stiffer springs and shockies, 140mph speedo , deeply sculpured seats. Discreet "injection" badges were added to the chrome boonet mould and on the rear panel, whilst the C pillars got small round "PI" (petrol injection) badges.
Unfortunately, overdrive was not offered as an option here, and many of them used the BW35 auto transmission as they were sold as "up-market" or luxury cars.
My beautiful and much loved Tr6 is regretfully for sale, as I need to reduce my collection through lack of space.
Original UK car in triumph white with shadow blue leather seats and complementing trim, the bodywork is in superb condition and the hood although old, is watertight and serviceable she never leaves the garage in bad weather so it’s rarely up! Polybushes have been fitted all round, Stainless steel "Phoenix" extractor manifold and complete sports exhaust system, refurb throttle bodies and injection system fitted by Prestige Developments UK, overdrive in 3rd and 4th, motolita steering wheel, this car runs, drives and handles fantastically, comes with complete history file including the names of previous owners back to 1975.
First registered June 1974.
2.5 Fuel injected, straight six.
Since being imported in 2011 has been driven less than 5.000 miles (8,000 klm). Has a dual speedo, miles and klm.
New clutch has less than 2700 miles (4345 klm),
engine bay and boot cleaned and resprayed, and injector pipes all renewed
Wheels sandblasted and powder coated,
5 New tyres, less than 800 klm, battery less than 18mths old.
Is registered until July 2018 as normal not special interest and could if need be used as a daily driver, however it was just for weekends and fine weather for me. It doesn’t get driven enough.