<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L

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Lot 108
1969 National Championship Winner for SCCA E-Production class
1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car

Sold for US$ 68,320 inc. premium
1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car
Design by Giovanni Michelotti

Chassis no. KC57687L


1,996cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
104bhp at 5,300rpm
Twin Stromberg Carburetors
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*1969 National Championship Winner for SCCA E-Production class
*Driven in 1969/1970 SCCA Seasons by Mike Downs, Brian Fuerstenau, Bob Tullius
*Beautifully restored and documented by Classic Motorsports Magazine
*Award winner at 2009 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance


THE TRIUMPH GT6+

Triumph extended its commission the legendary designer, Giovanni Michelotti, to design a GT Fastback variant of Triumph's Spitfire in the early 1960s originally called the GT4. Due to the Spitfire's small output 4-cylinder engine, the added weight of the GT bodyshell resulted in poor performance, shelving the GT4 project for Triumph. Triumph used the design of the GT4 in their racing programs for the 1964 and 1965 seasons resulting in a 13th overall and a 1st in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965. Due to its racing success, Triumph reconsidered the project of the GT Spitfire. The new GT6 for 1966 now featured a 2.0-liter, six-cylinder engine from the Triumph Vitesse producing 95bhp. Certain changes were required due to the increased power such as a new radiator mounted further forward in the car and the gearbox with synchromesh on all 4 forward gears. The interior of the GT6 was well equipped; a wooden dashboard housed a full complement of instruments, with carpets and heater included as standard.

1969 saw the first major revamp for the GT6 by improving the suspension geometry to increase handling characteristics, and was thus renamed the GT6+. Additionally, new bumper placement as well as extra venting were added to the body for additional aesthetics, safety and cooling. The engine also received a bump in power due to revised cylinder head, different duration camshafts and manifold design. The GT6+ was definitely a fine improvement from the first generation MK I.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This lovely 1969 Triumph GT6+ Mk II was one of the great accomplishments to come from Group 44 Inc. Equipped as a left-hand drive car, the car lead the 1969 season of the SCCA E-Production class and was also a force to be reckoned with in the 1970 D-Production class. As one of America's most well known racing teams, Group 44 Inc. had gathered the respect of many in the racing industry as being one of the most recognized leaders in the SCCA field.

This particular car dominated the field in the 1969 E-production class and took home the national championship for that year. Throughout the 1969 and 1970 season of the SCCA championships Mike Downs, Brian Fuerstenau and Bob Tullius drove this very car to many first place podiums, while securing the 1969 championship. This GT6+ was discovered in 2005 as a "barn find" where it was confirmed by the former crew chief of Group 44 Inc., Lanky Foushee, to be the exact car that won the 1969 SCCA national championship. Upon the confirmation of this, the car was treated to an extensive restoration which was documented by Classic Motorsports magazine as one of their great project car restorations. When the restoration was completed in 2009, the car was taken to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance where it proceeded to win the Cars of Group 44 award. This true championship winning car is eligible for many vintage racing series and would be an excellent compliment to any collection.

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<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
<b>1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6+ MK II Racing Car</b><br />Chassis no. KC57687L
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