Lot 167 - 1967 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 167 - 1967 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot 167 - 1967 Triumph TR4A IRS

Lot Number 167
Registration HEB 483F
Chassis Number CTC77647
Engine Number CT77824E
Odometer reading 86,403 miles
Estimate £32,000 - £38,000
  • Fantastic condition
  • New wire wheels
  • 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.

The supplied BMI Heritage Certificate shows this wonderful TR4A was first despatched destined for B.E. Cocks Limited in Cambridge on 11th May 1967 and first registered on 1st August 1967. Specified as a right hand drive, home market car with a heater, wire wheels and Goodyear G800 tyres. Presented in fantastic condition, the car has benefitted from extensive care over the years. A regular visitor at the Goodwood Revival it underwent a rolling restoration reportedly being rebuilt around 2005 including a gearbox rebuild and then repainted in 2012 before having suspension upgrades in 2014 at a cost of £1,485 by Rees Bros. The paint gleams and the new spoke wheels really finish the car off with every aspect of the car showing like a much more recently restored example. The interior is in excellent condition and has had a walnut dashboard fitted, presumably when it was rebuilt in 2005. In the history file are many receipts for work carried out along with many MoT test certificates, old tax discs and BMI Heritage Certificate. The vendor reports the car to run and drive very well, wanting for nothing.

Supplied with a V5C registration document, BMI Heritage Certificate, old MoT test certificates and a file of receipts. Rarely available in such good condition, grab the chance to acquire a near concours TR4A whilst you can.

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