Lot 191 - 1962 Triumph TR4
|Odometer reading||51,893 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £26,000|
Produced between 1961 and 1967, the 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. The 2138cc engine of the late-production TR3A continued while the 1991cc engine was also made available to buyers who wanted to participate in two litre racing. When equipped with the optional overdrive, the TR4 was good for a top speed of almost 110mph. Today, the four-cylinder TRs are among the easiest of post-war classic sports cars to own and maintain being supported by a multitude of component suppliers and other specialists.
This lovely, UK supplied, right hand drive 1962 Triumph TR4 was the subject to a complete professional restoration in 2000 and has been used very sparingly, 6,000 miles since 2006 and only 200 miles since purchased by the current owner in June 2015. Fitted with a Ford Type 9, five-speed gearbox and converted to use unleaded fuel, this TR4 has been maintained to a very high standard since the restoration. When new it was supplied by the factory in British Racing Green with steel wheels. During the rebuild the colour was changed to this resplendent Signal Red and the hubs replaced to fit ‘60 spoke’ wire wheels. Fitted with the original seats trimmed in black it has had red inertia seat belts fitted for safety. This Triumph TR4 is supplied with a V5 registration document, a Heritage Certificate and a large history file. This realistically priced, quintessentially British sports car should generate significant interest both within the TR Register and wider classic car enthusiasts’ community.
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