Lot 201 - 1966 Triumph TR4A IRS 'Surrey Top'
|Odometer reading||1,850 miles|
|Result||Sold - £36,848|
- Subject to a ground up restoration
- Desirable 'Surrey Top' model
- Fitted with overdrive
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 were happy to see an all-independent car, and Triumph were 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 excellent 1966 Triumph TR4A IRS ‘Surrey Top’ with overdrive, was supplied new to the USA. On its return to the UK at the end of 2018 it was stripped down to the chassis and given a ground-up, nut and bolt restoration taking over three years, being completed earlier this year at a cost estimated to be over £45,000. In the concours standard engine bay is the fully rebuilt 2.1 litre engine which is converted to use unleaded fuel and has many fast road upgrades. Since completion the car has only covered 1850 miles. Finished in Old English White with matching hardtop, white fabric ‘Surrey top’, original Oxblood Red leather seats and all new interior, this TR4A IRS is supplied with a V5 registration document and a file containing photographs of the restoration. The standard of this restoration is second to none, virtually everything is new or has been refurbished to perfection. A car you could show at events or just enjoy driving.
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