Lot 230 - 1967 Triumph TR4 IRS
|Odometer reading||99,600 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £29,000|
|Result||Sold - £32,480|
Produced between 1961 and 1967, the Triumph 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. The TR4A debuted in 1965 and introduced an all-new independent rear suspension system (IRS), which provided exceptional rear-wheel camber control with excellent wheel travel while softer springs improved the ride quality. At the Sebring 12 Hours in 1966, ample proof of the validity of the IRS was provided when three IRS-equipped TR4As achieved a remarkable 1-2-3 class victory. 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.
First registered on 11th October, 1967, LEL 586F is finished in the best colour combination of Royal Blue with a contrasting magnolia hide interior piped in blue; this fine example has benefitted from a body-off restoration over a 12 year period to a very high specification and standard. The engine, overdrive, gearbox and differential have all been reconditioned; the car is supplied with a plethora of bills and invoices for work and parts. Further documentations include a current MoT test certificate and five old certificates along with a V5 document confirming the car has been in the ownership of the vendor for the last four years. The result of such substantial time and investment is a magnificent Triumph TR4A and one that would be worthy of being shown at any club meeting or show.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.