The start of the Triumph GT6 restoration

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These are the official before shots of my 1972 Triumph GT6 MKIII. I drove it year-round for about 5 years and then parked it in the driveway for another 5. Now that the Spitfire’s sorted, I’m going to do a fairly quick overhaul of the GT6. A full restoration, but not quite as involved as the Spitfire was and hopefully in less time.

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There’s a bit of rust in the rockers and the engine needs a rebuild or refresh at the minimum.

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I’m hoping to use more of the original pieces than I did with the Spitfire to keep the cost down. One thing I do plan to change though, is the carbs. Either a dual Mikuni setup or maybe the fuel injection kit you can get for the Strombergs.

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The interior needs redoing as well. I won’t be keeping the tan interior as I’m thinking I’ll go with Jasmine Yellow over black.

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The GT6 resting in the new garage with my Spitfire. Lots of work to get the garage up to snuff as well.

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