Lot 213 - 1967 Triumph Mistral TR3/4 Sports Special by Microplas

Lot 213 - 1967 Triumph Mistral TR3/4 Sports Special by Microplas

Lot 213 - 1967 Triumph Mistral TR3/4 Sports Special by Microplas

Lot Number 213
Registration RLM 31E
Chassis Number LSR.102.BH
Engine Number TDD36E
Odometer reading 34,000 miles
Result Sold - £9,184

Microplas Ltd was founded in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire in the early 1950's by a group of 750 Motor Club enthusiasts who got together to design and produce an all-enveloping glass fibre bodyshell for the Austin Seven chassis. Its first design, the Stiletto, was followed in 1955 by the Mistral. Intended for the contemporary Ford Ten chassis with a 7' 6'' wheelbase, the original round-tail Mistral looked rather like a scaled down Jaguar D-Type. Cresting the wave of the 1950's kit car boom, Microplas rapidly expanded, relocating to Mitcham, Surrey and supplying Mistral body shells, its most successful product, to a number of independent producers including Buckler, Fairthorpe and TVR.

This Triumph-based special has the later, Kamm-tail Mistral bodyshell and was constructed in the mid-1960's by electrical engineer Anthony Snapper using a TR3 chassis, Austin A60 front end and TR4 engine with an overdrive gearbox. Following Mr Snapper's retirement, the car was advertised for sale and featured in Classic & Sports Car magazine (July 2001). The current vendor, a motor racing enthusiast, describes the car as fun to drive and with both an unusual and attractive appearance, this Triumph based special represents a rare opportunity to purchase such a unique car.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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