Started on April 18 by AndreGT6

1968 Triumph GT6 Mk1

1968 Triumph GT6 MK1. Owned since April 17th 2001. A full frame up restore from 2002 to 2006. 2L 6 cylinder engine. 5 speed conversion, suspension and much more. Right watching this Reader Ride section, figured I should really speak more about my GT6. In a nut shell in 2001 I was really itching to own a classic. I almost bought a Mustang, but truly wanted a late 60’s 911. The reality was I could never really afford a Porsche. Then one day at work we spotted the ad online. Did a search and found a few limited images of a GT6. Hook line and sinker. So after more then 7 years of ownership this GT6 are well bound for life. I’ve learned so many new skills because of the car, meet so many wonderful people and had a great time. Still, out of all of this I learned some big lessons. Should have listened to my wife :) I’d be driving a very well sorted out exotic by now if I had not gotten into the GT6, but no point in regretting life. A.

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Jan. 21

Big tires, RWD and tons of torque = stuck in the drive way when it …

Feb. 13
Digital Ignition Works very nicely. Can’t wait to do the tach drive job and be …

Jan. 21
No more delco

Its coming off the car… This winter I installed my MJLJ digital ignition. It uses …

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Tim Baxter
April 18, 2008, 10:32 a.m.

I LOVE this GT6.

Keith Keith
April 18, 2008, 11:11 a.m.

It's a really impressive piece of work. Good job Andre!

April 20, 2008, 12:22 p.m.

I've always loved the GT6. Always thought the clamshell bonnet was cool. Thanks for sharing.

April 24, 2008, 7:47 p.m.

Thanks for the comments guys... Here are some of the things I've done to the GT6. Body, lots of sheet metal. See my site's gallery. Engine, carbs, exhaust, 5 speed conversion, suspension, brakes, wheels, tires, electrical and much more... Coming soon; Ignition, seats, interior and more cabrs???

May 25, 2008, 11:11 p.m.

Beautiful car. I'm jealous of how spotless you keep it!

May 27, 2008, 10:15 p.m.

Carson, thanks... but I think its a bit miss leading. She looks terrible right now. Finding life as a parent a little taxing. Hence only photo updates and no text on my site recently. That said, the rain for the first time this yr (properly) until the SU points style fuel pump packed it in. Also while adding an oil cooler is a good thing, it makes oil changes a huge nightmare. Still thanks for the kind words.

June 9, 2008, 8:39 p.m.

SU 1.75" Carbs are installed. Very impressive results. More tuning. Once I install the JOLT System, I plan on running the GT6 on a DYNO.

Sept. 9, 2008, 9:43 a.m.

Andre, I had been following your progress for a while on your website... every since I found mine 3 years ago. It is a beautiful car! I believe the one I owned right out of high school was a Mk 1, I am sorry to say I have no pictures of it and my memory is not that good. But I think I had your front end style and not the "bone in the mouth" bumper of my Mk 2 - I prefer yours!

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