ABOUT

ENGINE
Cylinders
Bore and Stroke
Cubic Capacity
Compression Ratio
Valve Gear
Carburetors
Fuel Pump
Ignition


Firing Order
Lubrication


Max. Power (net)
Max. Torque (net)

 

6 in-line
74.7 mm x 76 mm
1,998 cc (122 cu. in.)
9.5:1
o.h.v. pushrod
Twin Stromberg 150 CD
Mechanical AC
12 volt coil, centrifugal and
vacuum timing control
14 mm Champion Spark Plugs
1-5-3-6-2-4
Eccentric Lobe pump
AC full-flow filter
95 bhp @ 5,000 rpm
117.3 lb. ft. @ 3,000 rpm

 

TRANSMISSION
Clutch
Syncromesh
Top Gear ratio
3rd Gear ratio
2nd Gear ratio
1st Gear ratio
Reverse Gear ratio

8 in. diaphragm (Girling)
All gears
1:1
1.25:1
1.78:1
2.65:1
3.10:1
DIMENSIONS
Length
Wheelbase
Width
Front Track
Rear Track
Height
Clearance
Turning Circle
Dry Vehicle Weight

12 ft. 1 in.
6 ft. 11 in.
4 ft. 9 in.
4 ft. 1 in.
4 ft. 0 in.
3 ft. 11 in.
4 in. laden
25 ft.
1,793 lb (813 kg).
CHASSIS
Construction

Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Front Suspension


Rear Suspension


Dampers
Steering Type
Tires

Backbone Chassis supporting
integral body
9.7 in Disc, Girling Caliper
8 x 1 in drum
Independent by coil springs and double wishbones
Anti-roll bar
Independent by transverse leaf spring with swing axles located by longitudinal radius rods
Girling Telescopic
Rack and Pinion
155 SR-13
Dunlop SP41/Goodyear G800
Wheels
13 x 4 J

 

PERFORMANCE
0-60mph (0-97km/h)
Top Speed
Standing mile
Bhp/ton (dry weight)
Overall fuel consumption
Touring fuel consumption


11.7 secs
106 mph (170.5 km/h)
18.1 secs
95 bhp/ton
26.3 mpg (10.8 l/100km)
31.4 mpg (9 l/100km)

 

What We Were Told from the Seller

There was a gentleman in Arizona who had a warehouse full of British sports cars. He had a stroke and the collection was sold. A friend of theirs found out about it, and of what was left, were two GT6es, a MkI and a MKIII. He got both and brought them back to TX. Each GT6 was being restored by their knew owners, which were both brothers. Since mine came white with a blue stripe, the other brother painted his blue with a white stripe.

 

What Can Be Assumed

I don't know if the AZ guy died, or not, but he was fairly old. Unlike your average barn find, this was stored in a dry warehouse, not to mention in dry AZ. Arizona is known for their classic car auctions, and it is possible that this collection may not only have been a hobby, but an investment as well, but the British car market just didn't take off as well as it should have.

The title states that it was first registered in March of 1967. Being that they didn't not have CarFax back then, or computers, I doubt they would have any information on what other states this car was registered, so I assume that if that's when it was first registered, that's when it was first registered in that state, which makes it very possible that this car lived his whole life in Arizona.

According to the AZ title, in 1967 it sold for $2320, which is $20 more than what I paid. However $2320 in 1967, would be like $14,800 today. Some well restored GT6es have sold for such prices.

A new title was issued in September 26 2007, and signed and notarized on the 27th. This means that the original title was probably lost, and a new one had been issued for resale purposes. On August 24th 2009 I purchased it from the new owner. No TX title has been issued for it. Since insurance is a requirement, and the car doesn't run, I haven't gotten one either.

The inspection sticker on the AZ plates expired in 93. My guess is that in the early 90s it went into restoration, and hasn't been driven since. The battery box had been replaced, the hood is definitely not original (from a 1970 MKII), some rust holes had bondo inserted, and smoothed over, and the rear passenger fender had some metalwork which also had been bondoed up. The rear, which had been smashed in, was also bondoed to look smooth. All of these repairs were hidden by white paint. The blue stripe is actually a teal color, which was very popular for the early 90s time period. The car originally was British Racing Green, with a Black Vinyl Interior before the respray. Due to the quality in restoration, the clear coat is pealing, and more rust from the previously damaged areas has formed. It is unknown what the new TX owner did, but the rear hatch glass, and shifter have also been replaced.