The Triumph TR4 was introduced in 1961 to follow its very successful predecessors, the TR2 and TR3. Code named 'Zest' during development, the body was given a more modern and updated appearance by Michelotti but its drivetrain and chassis remained the same using the well proven four-cylinder pushrod unit, albeit with an increased capacity to 2138cc. Handling was improved by a three-inch wider track and the steering was also updated to a more modern and precise rack and pinion system. Internally, the car gained wind-up windows and the new angular rear end allowed for a boot with a very reasonable luggage capacity for a sports car. 40,235 cars were built between 1961 and 1965 and over the years this car has become one of Triumph’s most popular sports cars.
This TR4 was originally exported to the dry state of California and returned to Europe in the 1980s being brought back to the UK in 2009. In recent years it has been fully restored including conversion from left to right-hand drive.
During the body off restoration the only evidence of rust was in the floor pans, which were fully replaced followed by a bare metal respray in its original Signal Red. The chassis and suspension components were also stripped and repainted.
The braking system was overhauled, a new wiring harness, alternator, and high torque starter motor were fitted.
The very rare Twin Weber 42 DCOEs have been overhauled and a 4 branch exhaust manifold with a stainless steel twin tail pipe sports exhaust system fitted. A Mallory twin spark distributor has also been used.
The interior has been fully re-trimmed, including wool carpets, seat refurbishment, a new boot board, new sporty red seat belts and new hood.
The car has been rolling road tuned and produces 110 bhp at the flywheel. It comes with a large quantity of invoices dating between 2014 and 2018, Heritage certificate, MOT history print-out covering 2012, 2016, 2017 owner’s handbook and copies of restoration photos.
We believe the clean uncluttered lines of the TR4 have been further enhanced by the replacement sporty tubular bumpers twin spot lamps and Minilite wheels. This together with the twin 42 DCOE Webers, branch manifold and sports exhaust gives this unique sports car the look, sound and performance to turn heads of both young and old alike.
(For all Classic enquires please contact Martyn Brand on 01406 330265 Option 4)