Lot 150 - 1966 Triumph TR4A IRS (Surrey Top)
|Odometer reading||4,738 miles|
|Result||Sold - £39,200|
- Desirable ‘Surrey Top’
- Beautiful condition
- Overdrive gearbox
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. When equipped with the optional overdrive, the TR4 was good for a top speed of almost 110mph. Following on from the TR4, the new TR4A was phased in smoothly at the beginning of 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. The press was happy to see an all independent car, and Triumph was pleased to be the first British car manufacturer to have all independent suspensions under every car in their line-up. 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.
This home market TR4A is truly beautiful. The condition of the car is remarkable and the specification second to none. First dispatched in January 1966 it was specified in Signal red with black interior, wire wheels, a heater and overdrive gearbox. With a Surrey top, this is as desirable as they come. The car had a full body-off restoration around 2008, at which time the chassis received a complete overhaul as well as replacing the floors and outer sills on the body before being resprayed. The engine was rebuilt at the same time by John Knights Engineers in Norwich and the car also received new electrics, upgraded suspension bushes, springs and universal joints. A new stainless exhaust system was also fitted. In April 2019 a new clutch was fitted and the gearbox rebuilt. The car looks fantastic and shines in the sun; the brightwork is excellent as are the wire wheels and interior. The door gaps and general panel fit is very good and this wonderful little car has just benefitted from a thorough recommissioning before bringing it to sale. The vendor reports the car to run and drive extremely well with the overdrive gearbox shifting perfectly.
Supplied with a UK V5C registration document, BMI Heritage Certificate, owner’s handbook and file of receipts and history of the car’s life as well as two sets of keys and an MoT test certificate valid until June 2022. It is rare to find a TR4A in such stunning condition and with such a desirable specification. This pretty little British sports classic is ready to be admired wherever it goes.
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