1964 Triumph TR4

Appealing example with Surrey top that's seen some useful restorative works; considerable history file including photos of full restoration

Dating from April 1964, this pretty, dark blue Triumph TR4 has been the subject of considerable, photograhic restoration over approximately four years between 2008 and 2012.

Finished in dark blue and sitting upon a set of centre-knock wire wheels, this example features a desirable Surrey top with removable vinyl soft-top over the central Targa section offering wind in the hair motoring with the reduced wind noise and added security offered by the semi-enclosed canopy.

Inside, we find lovely deep red carpets and black vinyl seats piped red with 3-point safety belts fitted, burgundy door cards, rear seat and lovely walnut dash combined with a wooden Motolita steering wheel that really sets it off.

The car started and ran well as we moved it around for these shots, the 2,138cc four-cylinder which produced 105bhp in stock form (easily upgradable to 200+) sounding throaty and responsive with an easy gearchange and cosy interior.  The car presents well although its unlikely to win any wards for its paint finish, which, several years on from restoration, shows signs of micro-blistering around the body as pictured and some slight panel misfit on the boot which would likely benefit from some re-alignment.

The history file includes a photo album with many pictures dated 2008 showing the car in various states of undress, a restoration which was evidently taken on by some fairly brave individuals. The V5C recorded seven former owners to our current of two years, five old MOTs (now obviously exempt) and a host of invoices for restoration parts totalling thousands in a box file dating from 2008-2012.

The Experian report notes two colour changes, from blue to red in 1998, then a return to blue in 2012 following the restoration.

Ready to be enjoyed, the car would be great fun on a classic rally, Hill Climb or other classic event this season, so get involved in this most usable of British Classic Cars.

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: RRF130B
Chassis Number: CT320470
Engine Number: CT511695
Engine Size: 2138
Docs: V5C, photos; invoices; 6 old MOT's

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £17,000-18,000

Lot 109

Lot ended

Wednesday 30/03/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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