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GT6 Mk1 Options and Changes

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GT6 Mk I

year

changes from previous model

number made

com #

body #

engine #

July 1966.
Not available in UK until Jan. 67

n/a

15818

KC1

KC

KC

67

-

-

-

-

Sept. 68

-

-

-

-

GT6 Mk I changes

after commission #

KC1040

seat belt mounting location moved forward, handbrake cable now passes through a metal tube not rubber grommet

KC3762

reverse light switch moved inside the gearbox

KC4232

bonnet stay was attached to a bracket welded to the suspension turret (earlier attaced to a bolted on bracket)

KC4799

door locks changed to double-entry key

KC5000

stronger crank shaft, main bearings all the same width (two thinner middle bearings were fitted before), fuel pump top changed from glass to metal

KC7279

rear brake wheel cylinders reduced from 3/4" to 5/8"

KC11503

green igniton leads (straight connectors) replace black (right-angled connectors)

KC21737

door locks made stronger

*GT6 Mk I notes

item

horns

two types were fitted: Lucus and Hooter

air filter box

two differerant boxes were fitted: early with short ribbing and long on later cars, in the beginning all were painted black

oil filter

two brands were fitted: AC Delco has a smooth bowl and was painted silver. Purolator was painted light blue and had ribs

clutch master cylinder

same as the Spitfire Mk2

push rod tubes

tubes on exterior of head were not painted engine black

dash pad

the GT6 didn't use the Spit Mk2 dash because the speedo/tach were in front of driver, it used what would become the Mk4's dash

dash

the GT6 used Smiths instead of Jaeger instruments with orange needles

passenger footwell

a steel panel was fitted to the passenger footwell that acted as a footrest

carpet

the gearshift gaiter was sewn in unlike the Mk2 Spit (late Mk3 was sewn in)

doors

interior light switchs were fitted to both doors (from the Herald), door panel had horizonal ribs and a kick panel that ran the length of the door, door pull added (from MGB), an additional rubber gasket was added to the sill at the outside

seats

seats were buckets based on rally seats

steering column

the light stalk 3 positions : side, main and bright

*Options (dealer)

option

price (1966)

Base Price

£800

Windscreen anti-frost shield

?

Bonnet lock

?

'Powerstop' brake servo kit

?

Cigarette lighter and bracket

?

Fire extinguisher

?

Fuel tank filter

?

Luggage strap (leather strap)

?

Wing mirrors

?

Triumph motif mud flaps

?

Seat belts
-two point fixings up to KC 1040
-three point fixings after KC 1040

£7 19s 9d

Sill protectors

?

Wire wheels
-eared spinners up to KC 7875
-hex spinners from KC 7876

?

Continental touring kit

?

Hub cap medallion

?

Oil cooler kit-from KC 5001 only

?

Tow rope and luggage rack strap

?

Tow bar

?

Roof rack

?

Emergency windscreen

?

Fog lamp-'Styla' iodine quartz-grille mounted

?

Spot lamp-'Styla' iodine quartz-grille mounted

?

Electric defroster

?

Heated rear window

?

Wooden steering wheel

?

Steering wheel glove-brown leather

?

Steering wheel glove-simulated brown leather

?

Single-gauge instrument mounting panel

?

Double-gauge instrument mounting panel

?

Safety warning triangle

?

'Plugmaster' spark plug spanner

?

'Level Master' wheelbrace

?

Head-rest

?

Touch-in paints

?

Radio-Smiths Radiomobile

?

*Options (special order)

option

price (1964)

Overdrive

£58 7s 8d

Leather seats

?

Leather trim

?

Alternator-11ACR

?

Skid plate

?

Front upper ball joint with grease nipple

?

Track rod end with grease nipple

?

Competition brake pads and shoes

?

Laminated windscreen

?

Heater kit

£13 10s 5d

Steering column lock

?