1966 Triumph TR4A

Wow! What a stunner; fully restored with various choice upgrades; overdrive; Surrey top and soft top; very eye-catching indeed!

When did you last see a TR4 that looked as good as this? First registered in London in September 1966, it was originally yellow and has lots of early history to show upkeep over the years, including a full restoration in the mid-1980s by a previous owner.

From 2008 – 2019 it was owned by a titled gentleman in West Sussex who treated it to a second restoration that took several years to complete and reputedly cost some £30,000. Although there are only a few invoices to show exactly what was done, the car speaks for itself – it looks absolutely stunning.

The interior was professionally retrimmed in perforated cream Connolly leather at a cost of over £5,200 – even the door cards, the boot lining, the hard top roof lining and the dash top are leather. Another invoice shows that the overdrive gearbox was reconditioned and a new clutch kit fitted. Clearly it has had much other work and the underbonnet appearance suggests a few upgrades – TriumphTune rocker cover and Revotec fan for starters.

Finished in Rover Nightfire Red metallic, it rides on sparkling chrome wire wheels shod with BF Goodrich whitewall tyres while a Monza fuel filler adds to the sporting look. Luxury features continue inside with a MotaLita steering wheel, walnut dash and door cappings, cream coloured dials, a classic-style modern CD/radio with USB connectivity, additional cigar lighter port under the dash plus various other switches of uncertain function.

There is even a slide-out picnic table incorporated into the boot, although this means the spare wheel will not fit in the storage space underneath so a can of puncture repair is carried instead. The picnic table is easily removed so the spare wheel (which is included) can be carried if preferred. A soft top for the Surrey top is included, as is an aluminium hard top, although the latter has never been properly fitted – the fixings/rubbers are included but we just rested it in place for the photos.  

The speedometer stopped working in June this year so a new cable was fitted which fixed the speedo but seems to have disabled the odometer, the vendor telling us that the car has only covered around 150 miles since. He also advises that the horn is operated from a toggle switch to the left of the steering column and that the underside of the car was Dinitrol treated earlier this year.

Since the restoration was completed the car has only covered around 2,200 miles and it was last serviced just a few hundred miles ago. We are told that it drives as well as it looks and it has certainly been starting promptly and running well as we have moved it around on site, with good 45psi oil pressure and a very fruity exhaust note. Although it no longer needs one, it has an MOT until December 2022 with no advisories recorded.

The most eye-catching TR4A we have ever seen, it will draw crowds of admirers wherever it goes.  

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: GRK696D
Chassis Number: CTC70940-0
Engine Number: CT71521-E
Engine Size: 2138cc
Docs: V5C; MOT Dec 2022 with no advisories; original green logbook; one old MOT; invoices; photos; owner's handbook

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Estimate: £22,000-25,000

Lot 105

Lot ended

Wednesday 14/09/2022

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