Triumph GT6 Reviews

1968 Triumph GT6 MK 1 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65471 miles
Most recent distance72098 miles
Previous carAston Martin DB7

Summary:

Classy poor mans e type

Faults:

The rear shock absorbers mounting bracket sheared due to the poor roads in Ireland.

The front wheel has a tendency to get red hot due to brakes sticking when you get near 100mph!

Otherwise car is very good.

General Comments:

The GT6 is a nice little car. I previously owned one and it had the 2.5L engine. This was very quick, but it kept ripping the rear suspension stays from the body. It also used to eat differentials and would rip the crown wheel in two.

Great fun though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2005

5th Aug 2008, 17:37

The GT6 was sold only with a 2 litre engine. If yours had a 2.5 litre engine, it was modified by a previous owner.

3rd Apr 2011, 13:57

"modified by the previous owner" - True, but it sounds as though he had fun in it!

1968 Triumph GT6 Mk1 2.0 straight six from UK and Ireland

Model year1967
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 straight six Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carTriumph Spitfire

Summary:

An excellent, fast and stylish two seater hatchback

Faults:

The carbs have been running too rich and flooded the engine (Stromberg CD150s, poorly set up); the gearbox input bearing wore out and I broke a rocker arm three times due to debris lying in the cam follower.

General Comments:

An excellent two seater - far, far superior to the Spitfire.

Bags of torque from the 2.0 litre straight six.

Manual overdrive gives a six speed box.

The rear suspension scare stories are vastly exaggerated!

Rearward vision can be a bit restricted without wing or door mirrors.

Cabin can get quite hot, but there are plenty of opening windows!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2005

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews