Sold for £18,000
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: XSL 762
Chassis No: CT23558L
MOT: June 2024
Codenamed 'Zest', the TR4 was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the TR3A. Though it was based on the chassis and drivetrain of its much-loved predecessor it cut a far more modern dash, thanks to an all new Michelotti-styled body. Power was provided by Triumph's proven OHV four-cylinder engine. The capacity was, however, increased to 2138cc. Other mechanical updates included a wider track front and rear, rack and pinion steering and an all-synchromesh gearbox. The optional overdrive was now made to operate on second and third gears as well as top - the result was effectively a close-ratio box with seven speeds. There was also the option of a unique hardtop with fixed glass rear window, integral rollbar and removable centre section. The final iteration of the TR4 was the TR4A, introduced in 1965, which embodied a number of small styling changes and upgrades to the specification.
Manufactured new in 1963, chassis number CT23558L was like many British sports cars of its time in that it was supplied new to the United States of America. Repatriated from the United States in 2001 by a car dealer to have restored for himself to use and enjoy, the TR4 was subsequently provided with a comprehensive bodywork and mechanical restoration, including conversion to right-hand drive guise. Finished in Old English White paintwork, the Triumph features complimentary Black with White piped interior upholstery (with Mazda MX-5 seats fitted, although the originals are accompanying and trimmed in the same colour combination) and Black weather gear comprising hood and full-length tonneau cover. Riding on chrome wire wheels with a wire spare, this TR4 has covered less than 4,000 miles since the full restoration.
After the completion of the restoration, the Triumph was retained by the first UK keeper until 2008, when it was purchased by the vendor. In his ownership ever since, the TR4 now displays a recorded and credible mileage of just over 71,700 miles. Only offered for sale now due to the completion of the vendor's Stag restoration, the TR4 has more recently been supplied with an oil and filter service in 2022 and a fresh battery in 2023 in preparation for sale. ‘XSL 762’ started readily and ran well during our photography session and is offered with a history file that contains a large selection of invoices, numerous previous MOT certificates, past tax discs, a selection of restoration images, and a current V5C document. Boasting a no advisory MOT certificate until June 2024, well-maintained TR4s are great, usable British classics for anyone seeking a practical and stylish sports car, with this example ready for use this summer.
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Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 14th Jun, 2023
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