Lot 239 - 1962 Triumph TR4
|Odometer reading||10,887 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
Produced between 1961 and 1967, the TR4 combined a new, modern and aggressive body design by famed Italian stylist, Giovanni Michelotti with the basic chassis of the previous TR3A. The TR4 also improved passenger comfort with wind-up windows, face-level ventilation and an optional hardtop. The 2138cc engine of the late-production TR3A continued while the 1991cc engine was also made available to buyers who wanted to participate in two-litre racing. When equipped with the optional overdrive, the TR4 was good for a top speed of almost 110mph. In 1964, the TR4 became the TR4A thanks to the addition of independent rear suspension which vastly improved its handling predictability. Today, the four-cylinder TR's are among the easiest of post-war classic sports cars to own and maintain being supported by a multitude of component suppliers and other specialists.
This very early lefthand drive Triumph TR4 is one of the first 200 cars built featuring the short bubble on the bonnet and domed glass instruments. Imported from California to the UK at the end of 2012, this completely rust free, original TR4 only had one owner from new in the USA, Mr. John McHenry who kept the car fully maintained to the highest standards. Finished in signal red, this comes with its original white roof and tonneau cover for the hot California summers and a black roof for the winter. Also supplied with the car is a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2015, the original handbook, a complete tool kit and a file containing invoices from Mr. McHenry's ownership. It will be hard to find a more original example in such good condition which is ready to be used and enjoyed.