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Hello guy's,

First off let me say THIS IS NOT MY CAR, it belongs to a guy at our local parts store we are on I-95 in South Georgia right above the Florida state line near Jacksonville.

The owner's name is GARY he can be reached by telephone at (904) 415-0273

Ok about the little car.

Gary is a Brit car guy he drives a Mini right now, he bought this Triumph in the early 1973-1974 era, it was a daily driver until twelve years ago when he put it up on blocks in a garage, it was running fine then. It has 64,000 miles on it. Last Oct. 2008 he bought a motorcycle and needed the garage space, he pushed the car out into the yard on his little dead end street and hung a for sale sign on the window it still sits there today.

I DO NOT KNOW JACK SQUAT ABOUT THESE LITTLE CARS.

I went over today Sunday 02-22-2009 and shot some photos of the car which are below. Here is what I noted, it is British racing green with a black interior, the car is complete, there is rust in the floorboards really bad on the passenger side you can see the ground, there is rust on the drivers side rocker panel under the door but not bad, there is rust on the edge of the wheel opening on the passenger front side but not bad, there is a dent on the drivers side rear quarter in front of the taillight area, the interior is all there but will need to be redone, all the glass is good, it is missing one taillight cover, all the chrome is there, the front bumper is pitted and so are some of the side window surrounds and will have to be redone, there is rust on the tray that holds the battery but on the drivers side there is a hole on that side but I believe the tray thingy can be salvaged, the motor is an inline six with two stromberg carbs and an aluminum air filter thing, the wheels are painted steel with little hub caps all are there, the tires are actually new but might be dry rotted, the car is a four speed, all the engine / trans are there, the driverside door panel needs a door pull and a window crank, thats about all I know. All the brake stuff is there but will need to be redone. Radiator and hoses are all there but will need work.

Price is $500.00 (five hundred) firm, if you like these little cars or just need some parts this seems fair to me, give him a call,

Here are pics if you want me to check on something send me a PM

Todd :up:
 

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I forwarded this to a guy I know who has several Triumphs. He has it pretty bad, as he has a Triumph logo tattoo on one of his arms.
 

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When I first saw the picutres I though: Hay, a good rust free Car!

Then I saw the rust around the master cylinder and it reminded me of an old Peter Egan Side Glances article.

He had an old MG that he decided he just didnt have time to restore, so he was going to sell it as is...

Well looking at the car he decided that he couldnt sell it with the rusty master cyclender box so he would just fix that. When he went to put the cleaned up box back in, he just couldnt put a clean box back in the dirty engine bay, so he would take the engine out and just clean it up...

And so start the slide down the slippery slope...


But man, I have always loved the GT6+
 

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It has some rust but for a 69 pre-galvanised car it isn't too bad. I would think the parts on the car would be worth the $500 bucks to somebody out there, if it sits outside under those trees long it will be gone-o-la.

Todd :)
 

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This car is too good to scrap and the price is right, but it is going to take a real GT6 enthusiast to bring it back to life because it will cost more to restore than it is going to be worth. You might want to try advertising it here: VTR Classified Ads This is a Triumph only site and you are bound to find someone there who wants it.
 

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looks like a good candidate for a full restoration. - allways liked them :)
 

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Europa restorers read this

Rear drums on the Europa are from the GT6 and are extremely difficult to find (although I understnad some reroductions have become available in the UK.) If this car gets parted out, someone might want to have a look at the drums if they can be free'd up and are salvageable...Dave
 
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