Lot 256 - 1964 Triumph Triumph TR4 ‘Surrey Top’
|Odometer reading||89,950 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £26,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,500|
Already a legend, Giovanni Michelotti produced the external styling for Triumph's new TR4. It represented a new age in aesthetics and pedigree for Triumph and was extremely well received both in the UK and in the US. Underneath, new rack and pinion steering, widened front & rear track and an all-synchromesh gearbox contributed to much improved driveability.
Leaving the factory in 1964, the specification for this car has remained the same, that is to say, original colour scheme, a classic Signal Red exterior and a black Vynide interior with Surrey top. In addition to this, further equipment included 60 spoke wire-wheels, a Signal Red hard top, heater, windscreen washers and Goodyear-tubed tyres. Throughout its life, it is clear to see, simply by flicking through the extensive history folder, that enormous care has been taken to keep this car in excellent order, often down to the smallest detail. On the road the car drives with enough integrity and vigour to suggest that a large part of its operational life lies ahead of it, indeed, it is a pleasure to see that the previous long-term owner has maintained this example so well and to such a degree that it still looks as fresh as it did back in October 1964. Supplied with the original owner’s handbook, the quality of this still very original yet fastidiously presented example should generate significant interest both within the TR Register and wider classic car enthusiasts’ community.
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