1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6
Started on Oct. 8, 2005, 4:12 p.m.
We found a cool vintage racer with some real history.
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Latest Project Updates
Sep 13, 2012
Going twice… Sold, at a record price for a GT6.
Aug 16, 2012
GT6: Going Once...
Our Group 44 Triumph crosses the auction block this Saturday.
Aug 7, 2012
Saying "Goodbye" to Our Group 44 Triumph GT6
Our Triumph GT6+ is on its way to Monterey to be auctioned off Saturday, August 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Aug 3, 2012
Ready for Auction
Our GT6 is fully detailed and ready for auction.
Jul 25, 2012
GT6 Getting Ready for Monterey
Our Group 44 GT6 Prepares for its second Monterey appearance.
May 16, 2012
Roaring to the Auction Block
Our Group 44 Triumph is going up for sale.
Oct 14, 2011
Prepping for the Lake Mirror Concourse
We get the Group 44 GT6 dressed up and ready to go out in public.
Sep 24, 2010
GT6+ on the Road and on Display
The Group 44 Inc. GT6+ takes on the British Invasion show in Stowe, Vermont.
Jun 17, 2010
GT6 Back in Action
We recently had to rebuild the transmission in our Group 44 GT6+.
Apr 8, 2010
GT6+ Stub Axle Mystery
We’re trying to discover the source of the stub axle on our GT6+. Can you help?
Aug 18, 2009
We not only survived Monterey, we had a blast.
Aug 6, 2009
We’re in a crunch—literally—trying to get ready for Monterey.
Apr 26, 2009
Teardown: Worse than We Feared
Our shakedown at Roebling Road ended on a sour note, so our next step was to tear down the engine and see what went wrong.
Apr 20, 2009
Our Group 44, Inc., GT6+ project car hits the track for the first time in more than 30 years.
Apr 20, 2009
Sorting and Testing
With Amelia in the rear view mirror, we turn our attention toward readying our GT6+ for track duty.
Mar 18, 2009
More Amelia Photos
We have more photos to share from Amelia Island.
Mar 17, 2009
The last three weeks have been a blur, and it has all been worth it.
Feb 28, 2009
Almost Ready for Amelia
Our GT6+ is looking like a car.
Feb 22, 2009
With just three weeks before our famous car’s big public debut at Amelia Island, we’re scrambling to get the GT6+ finished.
Feb 2, 2009
Blur of Activity
We haven’t written much since the PRI show in mid-December, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped work on our GT6.
Dec 15, 2008
A two-week thrash gets our Group 44 GT6 ready for PRI.
Dec 5, 2008
Paint, Paint, Paint and Then Assemble
With paint and bodywork complete, we burn the midnight oil getting the GT6 ready for PRI.
Nov 24, 2008
Cut, Weld, Continue
Work on the Group 44 GT6 continues on several fronts—and at several locations.
Oct 27, 2008
Cut and Weld
Our Group 44 GT6 goes in three directions.
Oct 16, 2008
The Body Werks continues to plug away at our Group 44 GT6 bodywork.
Oct 6, 2008
Getting Back to Group 44
Our Group 44 GT6 has seen a lot of changes since its glory days. Getting it back to Group 44 specs presents some unique challenges.
Aug 26, 2008
It might look stock at first glance, but our Group 44 GT6 has all sorts of tricks up its sleeve.
Aug 14, 2008
With a March deadline, we’re kicking our Group 44 GT6 restoration into gear.
Jun 28, 2006
The Triumph Sleeps
Our Group 44 Triumph GT6 awaits—new tires, and other stuff.
Nov 20, 2005
Tearing into Our GT6
We discover our Group 44 GT6’s mechanical parts aren’t as good as we thought. Not good at all…
Oct 29, 2005
Our GT6 Gets a Sponsor
Projects like the GT6 can really benefit from the help of an outstanding source of parts and advice. We chose Spit Bits as our sponsors for this project.
Oct 20, 2005
GT6: Get it Running?
We figure we’ll get the GT6 up and running so we can decide what shape everything is in.
Oct 15, 2005
The Triumph Runs!
Oct 11, 2005
A Look at Our GT6 From Inside Group 44
We learn more about our Group 44 GT6 from the man who built it.
Oct 8, 2005
Our Barn Find GT6
Our next Classic Motorsports magazine project car will be the restoration of the 1969 GT6+ that Mike Downs took to the ARRC/SCCA EP National Championship in 1969.
1969 Triumph Group 44 GT6 Specs
- Body type:
- Country of origin:
- Original price:
- Purchase price:
- 0-60 time:
- 6.0 seconds
- Stock horsepower:
- 94 bhp
- 100 lb.-ft
- Engine configuration:
- 4-speed manual
- Drivetrain configuration:
- Rear-wheel drive
- A-arms, Konis (front)
modifed A-arms, Konis (rear)
- Bolt pattern:
- Body width:
- 57.1 in.
- Curb weight:
- 2000 lbs.
- 83.8 in.