Lot 170 - 1967 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 170 - 1967 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 170 - 1967 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot Number 170
Registration LKN 312F
Chassis Number CTC77496
Engine Number CT77755E
Odometer reading 2,313 miles
Estimate £32,000 - £38,000
  • Restored with concours in mind
  • Mohair hood
  • 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.

Unrivalled by any TR4A the consigner has ever seen before, the example offered here is certainly impressive and one that is not to be missed. The supplied BMI Heritage certificate tells us that this car is a home market example, despatched in May 1967, but not registered until September 1967 in Tonbridge Wells. Unusually, as a very late model TR4A, the car has the ‘squared off’ seats that were to be fitted to the TR5’s. It is also fitted with the correct ‘gold’ shocks, an overdrive gearbox, original Stampart seatbelts, original steering wheel, original centre binnacle, Lucas PL headlights, original switches, a rear seat, correct 60 spoke wheels shod by Period Michelin tyres and boasts a mohair hood and hood cover. The car was subject to a high-level restoration around 2007 that had concours in mind. As such, extra attention to the quality of the restoration was made. A nut and bolt, ground up restoration was undertaken and the resulting panel gaps are unlike any the consigner has seen on a TR before. The underneath of the car is as clean as above with the engine bay just as beautifully presented. Indeed, the vendor reports the car to run and drive as flawlessly as it looks, with the overdrive gearbox also shifting perfectly.

Supplied with a UK V5C registration document, BMI Heritage Certificate, owner’s handbook, original chassis plate, photographic record of its restoration, file of receipts and a MoT test certificate valid until July 2023. To restore a car to this level today would be incredibly expensive and as a result, presents a unique opportunity.

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