Why even monkey
with a classic such
as a Triumph GT6
from the 1970s?
You might be think-
ing, Busch get into
the modern world
for heavens sakes!
Sorry, but the older
cars have something
to offer maybe not
as a daily driver, but
as some weekend fun.
And having some weekend fun and getting some looks and attention is
not such a bad thing!
The Triumph GT6 was a coupe version of the Spitfire and it had a more
powerful 2.0-liter straight six-cylinder engine to move the car’s extra
Now why would you get some attention driving this classic? Well, its
looks were inspired by a GT Spitfire prototype designed by the Italian
(Oh, they do it so well) Giovanni Michelotti in 1965.
The performance of the GT6 was 0-60 in 10.1 seconds and it had a
top speed of 117 mph. This was ahead of the MGB GT that did 0-60
in about 13 seconds and topped out at 105 mph.
The interior of the GT6 was well equipped for the period and included
a wooden dash and a full complement of instruments.
Today, the GT6 has a strong following with the classic car circuit in
the UK and the United States. The car’s mechanics are reported to be
exceptionally strong and the GT6 shares many of the parts that are
common with other Triumphs of the time.
The Triumph GT6. Going back can indeed do something wonderful
Have an auto question or comment? You can email it to me at
Kbusch3@verizon.net. Kyle Busch is the author of “Drive the Best
for the Price…” www.DriveTheBestBook.com.