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1962 Triumph TR4

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£22,472

  • Mileage~106,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.1L
  • LocationKnutsford

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1962 Triumph TR4

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Introduction

Kevin Lou Jacutan
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The TR4 not only looks great, thanks to Michelotti's styling, it goes like the clappers too!

The Triumph TR4 was first introduced in 1961 and production continued until 1965. The 4 was based on the chassis and drivetrain of its predecessor the TR3, but significantly restyled and modernised by Giovanni Michelotti. Modern featured such as roll-up windows in place of the previous side-curtains were fitted and an angular rear boot increased the storage capacity considerably for a sports car. The car is powered by the pushrod standard inline-four engine, with capacity at 2.1L.

This example is coming out of 6 years ownership, some great history with the car, and just 1 previous owner. On top of that, the engine was rebuilt in 2016 making it a real catch.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Kevin after meeting Alastair the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I've loved owning this Triumph Roadster, with a house move on the cards, space to store this car means it needs a new home.

This green TR4 has been owned by Alastair for the past 6 years, only 1 registered keeper before him. Over the past few years, he's used the car for occasional trips when the weather is good, not many miles have been added to the vehicle which is another reason for sale, it's a car that deserves to be used.

Lots of receipts from 2000 onwards, and most notably the engine work that Alastair had carried out in 2016 soon after he purchased the car. He'll be happy to answer any questions you have in the comments below.

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Exterior

Some of Giovanni Michelotti's finest work, curvacious lines, and good looks have meant this car has aged well.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with 60-spoke wire wheels, they really give the car those extra points in the looks department. Each one is in good condition and we didn't notice any major marks or curbing upon our visit.

Each wheel is wrapped in KingStar Roadfit SK-70 rubber with a good amount of tread for the new owner. Please view the exterior videos and photos for a detailed view of the wheels.

Bodywork

Michelotti's styling was quite a dramatic change from the traditional shape of the TR3. A much more practical sports car was offered with significant boot space and functional wind-up windows.

All the panel gaps look tight and correct when observing the car, very good for a from the early '60s. Alastair mentions that the sills and floors have been replaced/welded in the past, part of the reason why this car is still up and running to this day having covered over 100,000 miles in its life. When looking over the car, we noticed a few dings in the bodywork, like on the top of the rear offside wing, but we didn't observe any corrosion. Please take a look at the detailed media for a closer view of the bodywork around the car.

Paint

Finished in a deep "racing green", a colour that really shows off the curves penned by the designers, particularly on the bonnet and front wings. The paint on this car looks very good, even in coat and finish across all the panels. Given the age of the car, there are a few little nicks across the bodywork, and on the back of the rear wings the paint chipped off in a couple of places as pictured.

Alastair mentions that the car was originally red, but at some point in the previous ownership was changed to green. Take a look at the photo and video content to see a detailed view.

Glass and Trim

The glass and mirrors look really good on this example. The window seals look very good too, free from any major wear or degrading over the years.

The trim is also in good condition, and the brightwork really shines, however, there are the signs of pitting in areas like the light surrounds.

Interior

The uttermost comfort in a cozy and compact form, the cabin on the TR4 was improved and modernised over its predecessor.

Seats and Carpets

The TR4 offers hard-wearing vinyl sport seats which look in great condition in this car. They have really held their shape over the years.

The carpets are black and very clean, Alastair has really given the car the attention it deserves. Please view the images for a detailed look at this interior.

Dashboard

Featuring its highly original white dashboard, with the original dials and black vinyl surrounds. The dashboard shows some excessive signs of age, it really needs to be treated and resprayed to smarten it up. There's a gap at the bottom of the centre console, probably where a radio could go.

Alastair reports all the dials on the car are working exactly as they should.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A Triumph steering wheel covered in black leather, it's in great condition with minor signs of use.

The original wooden Triumph gear shifter is also present and fits nicely in line with the rest of the interior.

Mechanics

A perky 2.1L engine that pushes up to 110mph top speed, a lot of fun to be had in this little sports car.

Engine and Gearbox

Featuring a Triumph TR4 2.1L engine, Alastair has always had the car serviced and attended to when required. He actioned some significant engine work in 2016 soon after purchasing the car.

The chromed engine head looks in good condition and the engine block appears to be painted red as you can see from the images. Alastair reports the engine and gearbox on this example are working very nicely and the car has no known issues. Please view the cold start video to watch the car start from cold.

Suspension and Brakes

The braking system has received the attention it requires over the years and is said to perform well with no issues. The cars suspension system on appearance looks in good condition too, with no issues with the bushes.

The Drive

The TR4 was built to go fast and look good, driving this little sports car is such an experience and pleasure, the added practicalities of the design make it a great contender for touring in.

Electrics and Other

Alastair reports all the electrics on this car are working as they should to his knowledge.

History and Paperwork

Just one previous registered keeper, significant work to the drivetrain in 2016, and a solid body make this a cracking TR4 coming to market.

A lovely example with a clean MOT history viewable online. In addition to this, Alastair has paperwork and MOTs that track the car's mileage back to the early 1980s.

Last November Alastair replaced the radiator and in 2016 actioned some major work on the engine as detailed in the invoices.

We've actioned checks on the following; seller ID, V5, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
20.06.2017 MOT 5,964
10.11.2016 Service
20.06.2016 MOT 5,842
15.09.2015 Service
06.07.2015 MOT 5,727
21.06.2010 MOT 5,713
19.03.2007 MOT 5,637
24.03.2006 MOT 5,498
03.03.2005 MOT 5,481
25.04.2002 MOT 7,611
05.05.2000 MOT 2,884
19.05.1998 MOT 3,083
17.05.1996 MOT 2,578
15.04.1991 MOT 860
26.05.1989 MOT 96,149
19.06.1986 MOT 94,056
01.04.1985 MOT 88,537
19.06.1982 MOT 85,295
Key Details
  • ModelTR4
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date03.05.1962
  • CC2,138
  • Mileage~106,000
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourTriumph Race Green
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimVinyl
  • Chassis #CT7732
  • Engine #CT7544E
  • MOTNo. Exempt
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandKingStar
  • Security SysStandard
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned6 years
  • Key FeatureOwnership







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curo
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curo

Hi Alastair
When you had the engine work carried out were the crank oil seals updated or renewed or does it still retain the old scroll type seal as these can leak when the engines not running?
regards
John

magic66
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magic66

Hi Alastair, when you had the engine work done in 2016 did they convert to take unleaded fuel ?
And what other components have been replaced ?

£10,250 bid by Ninjazx6r 21.06.2021 @ 13:58:57
Roy
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Roy

Hi – in the description it mentions that the sills and floors have been replaced/welded in the past, can you provide more details please?

Plus are there any current signs of corrosion in the sills and chassis?

Roy Bridgland
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Roy Bridgland

Hi – is there any particular mechanical or chassis repairs that you are aware of that need doing to ensure the car is road worthy?

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Phil
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Phil

Hi,
Any leaks from the roof at all?

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