1963 TRIUMPH TR4
Registration Number: 848 VDH
Chassis Number: TBA
Recorded Mileage: c.17,000 miles
- UK delivered from new
- Matching numbers example
- Recent £30,000 restoration to fast-road specification
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 4 cylinder pushrod unit, however its capacity was increased from 1991cc to 2138cc. Handling was improved by a three inch wider track and steering was also updated to the 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. Another innovation was the option of an alloy hard top with a removable roof panel that was five years ahead of Porsche’s famous 911 Targa. 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 beautiful and rare matching numbers example was delivered to its first UK owner in April 1963. In recent years the TR4 has enjoyed a comprehensive restoration to fast-road specification, which was completed around three years ago. During the restoration the TR4 was fitted with a number of upgrades, which include uprated braking, a fast road engine and other minor modifications such as rally lamps (currently not fitted). The interior is nicely appointed with more comfortable modern leather sports seats (the originals are available if required), walnut dash and a grippy Moto Lita steering wheel.
Since completion the TR4 has been driven seldomly, as such the owner has decided to pass on to a new enthusiast who will enjoy the car more than he is currently able to. The overall impression of this car is very positive; the coachwork is in excellent order, the interior tidy and inviting, and the engine bay well detailed.
Supplied with a detailed file of recipes and photographs outlining the restoration and upgrades, a warranty for the rebuilt engine, the desirable Surrey Top, and still on its original registration number, 848 VDH, this TR4 is an attractive proposition for the keen driver seeking a fast yet useable 1960’s sports car.