Lot 50 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £22,219
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: AFA932A
Chassis No: CT26004L
Mot Expiry: March 2016
- Uprated with 6-cyl engine and 5-speed gearbox
This extremely-smart TR4 was manufactured in October 1963. An export model, it was delivered new to the USA, where it remained until repatriated in 1990. In recent times it has been treated to a detailed, body off restoration and conversion to righthand drive. The extensive work included numerous upgrades including the fitment of a later 6-cyl engine, which was refurbished by Maidstone Sports Cars, now featuring a Stage 2 cylinder head; triple SU carburettors; stainless steel, six branch inlet manifold and sports exhaust; electronic ignition; baffled sump etc. The unit drives through a replacement five-speed gearbox supplied by TR Bitz. The chassis benefits from webs and fillets on all joints and reinforced suspension towers. The brake and suspension systems have both been substantially uprated and a 68-litre fuel tank installed. This very special Triumph nowadays rides on original Minilite wheels shod with Vredestein 185/15 tyres and comes with invoices totalling c.£14,500, spare key, restoration photos, old invoices, old MOTs, and one to March 28, 2016.