Historics has form with TR6s. In fact, this auctioneer holds the current UK price record for Canley’s six-pot charmer, after selling a comprehensively restored 1972 example for a shade under £58k last summer – more than £20k above its upper estimate.
But for a fraction of that car’s price you can have another TR6 that’s been doted on by its outgoing owner – this 1970 roadster, which has been given an £18-23k estimate ahead of its 17 April sale. It’s one of the 8370 originally sold on the UK market – the vast majority went to the States – and it still retains its original fuel injection system, but the 2.5-litre engine’s been treated to a rebuild, while the braking system’s been overhauled.
It’s also been given an MoT valid until next March, even though it’s old enough to be exempted from annual tests, and it comes with a Heritage Certificate and a history folder crammed with bills detailing the work carried out.
It’ll also stand out from all those TR6s you see at shows in retina-searing Mimosa Yellow and Signal Red – personally, I think this example looks spot-on in British Racing Green, and it comes with a tonneau cover and a hardtop. It’ll be well bought if it goes within estimate.