Stalled project; excellent chassis; overdrive gearbox; front seats retrimmed in leather; most major parts present; get stuck in and it will be back on the road for the summer!

Providing you have a big box of spanners, you like a good jigsaw puzzle and you have plenty of time on your hands, this could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

When it first rolled out of a Triumph dealer’s showroom in Surrey back in April 1968, UPE 757F was no doubt a joy to behold with its Wedgewood Blue paint, matching blue leather interior, gleaming chrome and overdrive gearbox. But scroll forward 50 years and look at the poor thing now. A previous owner has made a start on restoring it to its former glory but, as you can see, there is still a long way to go.

In fact it is now a combination of two cars, a relatively rust-free American import and the mortal remains of the original TR4A. All you have to do is mix and match the best bits of both to get it exactly how you like it. The chassis is in very good shape, the body shell from the USA donor car is eminently saveable and the TR4 was designed from the outset to be assembled in RHD or LHD so swapping the steering wheel to the side you prefer shouldn’t pose much of a problem.

Most, if not all, of the major oily bits are still present including the engine, the IRS axle, dash instruments, splined hubs and an overdrive gearbox (the latter reputedly rebuilt but this can’t be guaranteed) and there may even be duplicates of some of them. The front seats have already been expertly retrimmed in Wedgewood Blue leather so that is another job you can tick off the list. The only bits known to be missing are the wheels but the car does come on a wheeled trolley so moving it around is not a problem.

The engine supplied retains its carbs, dizzy and water pump and is numbered CT65474E.

This project TR4A is being offered here strictly ‘as seen’ on the photos – the having supplied as many parts as possible to make a complete car but being unable to guarantee that every single part is present.

This is a proper Meccano kit and for someone familiar with the mark, will hold no frighteners......and comes with a current V5C.

Reg No: UPE757F
Chassis Number: CTC780700
Engine Size: 2138
Docs: V5C and SORN cert

Estimate: £4,000+

Lot 21

Lot ended

Thursday 28/05/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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