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GT6 Mk 3 Options and Changes

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GT6 Mk 3

year

changes from previous model

number made

com #

body #

engine #

Oct 1970

Exterior: restyled nose and tail, badges changed, British Leyland "house badges" were fitted next to bonnet catches, rubber mud flaps were fitted inside front fenders (like Spitfire), same commission badge as Mk4 Spit, more upright windshield position allowing more headroom, chrome finishing strip around windshield becomes wider, gas filler moved to left rear fender, air vent above rear fenders lengthened, wheels changed to silver painted 13x5.5" with chrome metal wheel center cap, dual exhaust pipes, rear window heating elements now went horizonally
Interior: flush door handles inside and out, ignition switch moved to steering column below dash, heater slide positions of hot & cold were reversed, shift gaiter sewn on and chrome ferrule, restyled hand brake grip, transmisson tunnel pads simplified, knee pads available in all trim colors, tire pressure plate (US only up to KE20000) fitted to right side B post, seat forward adjustment moved to front, new seat belt catches, simplified sun visor mounting,
Engine: black plastic pipes added to duct air into air filter box, revised throttle cable placement, light yellow cooling fan (non US), sealed for life waterpump, protective shield added to front of alternator, Lucus & Exide batterys were fitted (each had different holding brackets), valve cover redesigned to use revised crankcase ventilation, Delco Remy D204 distributor,

13042

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KE

KE

71

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-

KE101- KE2883

-

-

72

-

-

KE10001- KE13453

-

-

73
(last car in Feb.)

16 ARC alternator, ballast resistor deleted (resisitive wiring used)

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KE20001- KE22733

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-

GT6 Mk 3 changes

after commission #

KE10001 (1972)

lower compression cylinder head (from 2000 Saloon), 9:1 domed pistons, milder cam, longer push rods,

KE11829

overdrive inhibitor switch and bracket changed

KE12389

brake calipers revised to accept metric fittings (painted black)

KE20000 (Feb. 73)

Roflex out-swing spring in, Girling brake servo added, cloth seats, new steering wheel (from TR6), revised instruments, wood dash used slightly darker wood, temp/fuel guages needles point up, speedometer had all numbers, tach showed redline from 6-7K, eyeball vents get chrome edges, black sun visors, stiffer rear spring, thicker front sway bar, new mounting brackets were fitted to the steering rack, brake master cylinder bore increased from 11/16 to 3/4", rear wheel cylinder bore increased from 11/16 to 7/8", wider brake drums, self adjusting brakes

*Options (dealer)

option

price

Base Price

£1002
1968-$2295

Wooden gear knob

?

Headlamp converter mask (Lucas)

?

Occasional rear seat

?

Continental touring kit

?

Tow bar

?

Oil cooler

?

Wire wheels-bolt-on

£47.50

Head-rests-from KC 20000 only

?

Luggage straps

?

Radio installation with parcel shelf speakers (AM)

1968-$80

*Options (special order)

option

price

Overdrive kit, not including differential and speedo

£68.75
1968-$121

Air conditioning

1968-$370

Skid plate

?

Track rod ends fitted with grease nipple

?

Front upper ball joint with grease nipple

?

Laminated windscreen

£8.75

Leather trim panels-up to KE 20000 only

?

Leather seats

?

Sundym glass-standard after KE 20000

?