We were at the oldest celebration of motoring this Sunday 3rd November, the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. More than 400 pre-1905 vehicles
We’ve made great progress on our 1973 Triumph TR6 restoration in the past few weeks. Coming in as a complete restoration, the chassis is now fully prepared and painted. The fuel tank and radiator have been refurbished and painted to the highest standard. Next up for this TR6 is adding the suspension, running gear, engine and gearbox to our freshly prepared chassis.
We were at the oldest celebration of motoring this Sunday 3rd November, the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. More than 400 pre-1905 vehicles took took to the road.
Over 120 years since the first run in 1896, it was wonderful to see so many of these Veteran vehicles make the journey from Hyde Park in Central London to the coat of Brighton.
It was fantastic to see friends of Bridge Classic Cars, Stephen Norman MD Vauxhall Cars and Jeremy Townsend Director of Communications Vauxhall Cars crossing the finish line in Brighton. We also saw television presenter, Alan Titchmarsh in his veteran vehicle.
To read a more detailed write up of the event, check out the Veteran Car Run’s article here.
The rebuild of our 1973 Triumph TR6 engine is coming along nicely. The engine components have been stripped, cleaned and painted as new.
The engine is now fitted with new pistons, new bearings, new rocker shaft, new rocker fingers, the cylinder head has been unleaded, new valve guides, new oil and water pump, new timing chain kit and all pieced together with brand new bolts.
Ady is now working on stripping our 1973 Triumph TR6 for the full engine rebuild. New seals and gaskets will be fitted and all stripped components will be carefully cleaned, tested and reinstated.
Many more images of our Triumph TR6 project as Mauro continues to work through sorting the stripped parts.
These images will prove to be extremely useful when rebuilding the car and make up for a great project story once the work is completely.
If you are looking at carrying out a restoration yourself photographs are so important and will be so useful.
Work continues on the strip down of our 1973 Triumph TR6. THe car is now fully stripped and the parts are being organised into the relevant areas, whether they need to be restored or replaced.
The body is now off which gives Mauro and Andrew access to more parts needing to be removed. We are assessing what parts require restoration and what will be replaced with new. Once segregated, all parts will be labelled and neatly stored in a particular order ready for work to commence on the restoration.
The chassis and large component pieces have been subjected to a thorough blast with a heat pressure washer to remove years or grime and build up.
Mauro and Andy continue to work on stripping our 1973 Triumph TR6.
We will soon be in a position to remove the shell from the chassis ready to remove the engine, gearbox and running gear.
As we always say, it’s good to take lots of photographs for future reference points…
Mauro and Andy L have been busy stripping our 1973 Triumph TR6 to a bare shell ready for the restoration to comment.
Due to the importance of this very special car we are under strict instruction to restore to the original factory specification.
Our Triumph TR6 is the last right hand drive CP Series made for the UK market, built in Sept 1973, registered. The car comes complete with heritage letter as confirmation. The chassis CP 77716 confirms this and the last two; 77717 and 77718 were left hand drive exported.
Travelling down from Leicester and arriving in our workshops today we have our 1973 Triumph TR6. An original right hand drive Triumph TR6 2.5 PI CP Series, the 150 bhp model comes finished in Sienna brown with tan interior.
Our Triumph TR6 is the last right hand drive CP Series made for the UK market, built in Sept 1973. The car comes complete with heritage letter as confirmation. The chassis CP 77716 confirms this and the last two; 77717 and 77718 were left hand drive exported.
The car is now owned by us here at Bridge Classic Cars and has been owned previously for 12 years with MOT history dated back to 1986.
The car is completed original and does require some work with a view of a full restoration some day. The car has covered 86000 miles and the last MOT expired in 2018.
The car runs well and drive’s beautifully. The bodywork is starting to age and rust in places. The front bumper has a slight crease, the seams are showing signs of rust and there are paint imperfections all round.
The interior is completely original, the seats are worn as expected.