Lot 147 - 1965 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 147 - 1965 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 147 - 1965 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot Number 147
Registration JNP 686C
Chassis Number CTC55469
Engine Number CTC55652
Odometer reading 86,588 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £22,640

Giovanni Michelotti was one of the foremost designers of the time and his artistry shows with the TR4A. The addition of chrome accents and the natural flow from the subtle bulge of the headlights all the way to the rear end is beautifully proportioned. The TR4A had power to match as well; the 2.2 litre engine was good for 110mph and when equipped, in 1965 onwards, with independent rear suspension (IRS), provided exceptional rear-wheel camber control with excellent wheel travel while softer springs thus vastly improving the ride quality. As a side note, during the Sebring 12 Hours in 1966, three IRS-equipped TR4As achieved a remarkable 1-2-3 class victory. Proof positive I think you will agree.

The excellent example here today was originally white according to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate but was latterly painted Carmine Red in 2017. Prior to this, ongoing works have taken place according to requirements. New polished stainless steel bumpers were also fitted in 2017 and before that an overdrive was installed in 2012 with the rear differential rebuilt incorporating the correct ratios for the unit. Chrome wire wheels with spinners and shod with new Vredestein tyres, including the spare. The hood is a new Double Duck example complete with hoodbag and the steering wheel has been upgraded to a dished, wood-rimed Moto-Lita one. The overall condition, especially the paintwork, is excellent. You may be able to find a fault with this motorcar but I couldn’t and I would be extremely happy to own it. Offered without reserve.

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.

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