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Triumph GT6, GT6 MK.I & II
GT6 MK.I & II
The interior trim on both these models was the same. Being designed as a GT (Grand Tourer) rather than a sports car, Triumph tried to make the interior more upmarket, particulally as the majority of production was destined for the USA. The seats were heavily fluted and lateral support was very good. The internal seat foams were made from compressed chip foam which gradually disintegrated over time. If you have the original seats still in your car, you may well find a heap of foam under your seat! A total of over 15,000 Mk.I models were produced from 1966 to September 1968.
In 1969, the USA introduced stringent new safety rules, so the British car industry had to quickly adapt front seats to accept headrests. Consequently the USA Highback seat evolved on the MK.II cars, firstly as afixed seat, then in 1970 as a reclining model. UK models at this stage did not require headrests so a new lowback reclining seat became standart. A total of just over 12,000 MK.II models were proced up to the end of this period in 1970.