1965 Triumph TR4A
American import in need of full restoration; engine turns and thought to be healthy
As the Heritage Certificate confirms, this TR4A was built in February 1965 and was originally Triumph Racing Green with a black leather interior and a black hood. A LHD export model, it was despatched to Genser & Foreman of New York aboard the vessel ‘Undine’.
Nothing is known of the subsequent history of the car but by 2013 it was resident in Hartford, Connecticut, from where it was imported back to the UK in October of that year in much the same state as it is in today.
The vendor tells us that he has previously removed the rocker cover from the engine and that it looks as though it may have been rebuilt at some point and still turns. As you can see in the photos, it is now in need of full restoration.
Being sold here at no reserve and strictly ‘as seen’, it is clearly missing a few parts (there is no windscreen and there are no seats) but it does have a pair of bumpers, a hood frame, a dash top and one door glass. There are also a couple of boxes of parts in the boot (badges; gear lever; brake master cylinder; mirrors etc).
Documentation includes shipping documents and HMRC correspondence confirming that all duties have been paid so it should be straightforward to get it UK registered once it is roadworthy. Potentially worth around £25k once restored to a good standard, it should keep someone gainfully employed as they piece it back together over the coming months.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Chassis Number: CT/51150-L
Engine Number: CT/50381-E
Engine Size: 2138cc
Docs: Heritage Certificate; import documents; NOVA number; purchase invoice
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