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Registry: 1978 Triumph GT6 MkIII

Catherine Plotkin's 1978 Triumph GT6 MkIII
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  • The car Triumph should have built.

  • @ Road America, Elkhart Lake

  • Little Car, Big Track - Road America Track Tour, 2013 VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival

> Original Solid 1973 GT6 MkIII frame, doors and bonnet
> Solid California 1978 Spitfire 1500 tub/body
> Original GT6 engine, rebuilt in 2007, 3,500 Miles since rebuild, milled block, .010 overbore, bronze valve guides, TR250 cam, new oil pump, duel timing chain, 1968 fully adjustable 150 Stromberg carburetors, Crane Electronic ignition, 1968 TR6 distributor
> Rebuilt transmission, short shift lever, new clutch and clutch Hydraulics
> Rebuilt 3.27 differential
> New brake master cylinder (2015), steel braided brake lines
>New clutch master cylinder (2016)
> Full Rotoflex conversion, Spax adjustable shocks, shock mounts added to the frame, nylon bushings, 15/16ths anti-sway bar with Heim Joint connecting rods
> 13 inch Panasport wheel, 185X13 TOYO Proxes R888
> Custom black walnut dashboard, rebuilt speedometer and tachometer, Smiths Voltmeter, period correct AM/FM radio
> New top, door panels, seat covers and padding
> Frame connected non-competition roll bar.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Catherine Plotkin   [plotkinc]
Location: Edmond, OK, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1978
Current Colour:BRG
Last Updated:2017-07-19 14:25:10


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Member Comments on Registry: 1978 Triumph GT6 MkIII   ↵
Rated 8.8 out of 10 based on 15 ratings
2012-05-04 05:16:27 # 5887
Comment by Al Lebo
Having owned two Spitfires, your conversion is exactly the right thing to do. Well done!
2012-05-04 19:31:49 # 5904
Comment by Keith Bay
Thanks Al. I have the previous owner to thank for doing all the work. I can only take the credit for snapping it up when I found out it was for sale after 5 years.
2012-05-05 04:34:39 # 5906
Comment by Al Lebo
You made a great buy!
2016-02-23 17:37:40 # 32364
Comment by Thomas Nelson
Agree, that is the car Triumph should have built!
2017-03-04 06:01:11 # 40707
Comment by Glenn Peters
Rating: 9/10
Awesome looking car... actually Triumph might still be in business if they made this car, got rid of Lucas electrical components, and put in fuel injection (that will be your next step). Great job!!
2017-07-19 12:01:37 # 43687
Comment by Larry Peck
That is a car I would love to have.
2017-07-19 14:18:39 # 43690
It is fun. Since I got it from Keith, I have moved the battery to improve the center of gravity, replaced the tires, lowered the front end, changed the tires, replaced the steering coupler and replaced the shifter assembly. Next on the list is to fix the toe on the rear end and change the camber by about 1.5 degrees. It is fun to autocross.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-07-19 14:25:10

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jun 4, 2015 Catherine Plotkin  USA Owner Transfer
May 15, 2011 Keith Bay  USA Added to Registry (ID 13799)

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