Lot 194 - 1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 194 - 1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 194 - 1966 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot Number 194
Registration KOY 532D
Odometer reading 69,266 miles
Estimate £23,000 - £30,000
  • Desirable TR4A IRS with overdrive
  • Family owned since 1970

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.

Presented in stunning red coachwork with black trim this desirable TR4A IRS was first registered in 1966 and sold in 1970 to the mother of our vendor, who was the third owner only. It has remained in the family ever since. An original UK supplied right hand drive example the car spent some time off the road before 2000 when our vendor inherited the car and decided to restore the car, initially mechanically before later in 2005 treating the car to a full bare metal repaint. Specified from new with independent rear suspension and overdrive, this is the TR4A to opt for and this privately owned example is a treat both aesthetically and mechanically. Supplied with a file of receipts and history the car was well optioned from new with seats and sixty spoke wire wheels. Presented in an older restored condition and as clean underneath as it is on top, this beautiful TR4A is ready to hit the road and be admired wherever it goes.

 

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