Triumph GT6 Stories
Since I was 14 years old I had seen the Triumph Spitfire's driving around. I had fallen in love with these little cars.
One afternoon a friend of mine brought his Spitfire over to have some work done - I knew then (at the age of 14) I wanted a Triumph after seeing his. I mentioned to my Father about getting one and right away said "No".
I bought my GT6 out of a junkyard in Fountain Inn, SC, as an 18th birthday present to myself. Even though it was a pile of rust and would take a lot of work, I knew I had to have it. I am now 22 and a Mechanical Engineering major at Clemson University.
My older brother bought the car in 1972 and drove it throughout high school having far too much fun and eventually being banned from parking it on campus due to his antics.
I always liked that cute little car and regretted selling it. A few years ago, we found another GT6 of the same year, color and equipment as my original car...but, it needed some work and tender loving care.
Its sleek Michelotti-inspired styling and refined interior presented an inexpensive yet civilized grand touring car, worthy of its press description as "the poor man's E-Type."
I have had this GT6 since 1990. It was laid up for about 15 years, then started a slow motion project still under way.
In early 1970 I went to work in England for a few months for a subsidiary of the company I was currently working for at the time in the states. I was fresh out of college and I needed some training on products so I was sent over to get some experience.
When I was 22 and a first term Airman, I was stationed in England with the United States Air Force at an Air Force base named R.A.F. Bentwaters/ Woodbridge. I was an A-10 Warthog fighter Aircraft Mechanic. This is about the time when I fell in love with a 1970 Triumph GT6+ for sale and bought it on first site.
Dad had purchased the car in the mid-eighties shortly after I had left home to join the military. The car was in okay shape when purchased. Dad spent the following years putting time and parts into the GT6. He would drive it to some local events in Pittsburgh, PA.
Hello, I am an 18 year old female car enthusiast! My daily driver is a 2013 Subaru that I have done lots of work on. But I slowly started getting bored and wanting a more challenging and unique project car. That's when a good family friend gave me my Triumph for my 18th birthday
After buying this car in 1989, working on it over the years and being stored for the last 15 years, I'm finally getting close to finishing it.
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This is my 1970 Triumph GT6. I am 15 years old and have had it for about two years, after purchasing it in Annandale, Virginia. I had been looking for a GT6 to add to the family collection of Triumphs for many years. I am an excited second owner of the GT6.