1965 Triumph TR4A

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AUCTION DETAILS
  • Current Bid:    £9,500.00

    £9,500.00     
Seller
Auction ID
#67194
Reserve
Reserve Met - ON SALE
Location
Bids
4
Highest Bidder
Time Left

328557


  • VEHICLE DETAILS

    Category
    Model
    TR4A
    Trans.
    4-Speed Overdrive
    Reg. Date
    1965
    CC
    2,138
    Mileage
    140,000
    History
    Good
    Colour
    Green
    Interior Colour
    Black
    Interior Trim
    Leather
    Chassis #
    CTC56874
    Engine #
    CT57014E
    Restored
    No
    Engine Rebuild
    No
    MOT
    Pass - Due 04.2020
    MOT Exempt
    Yes
    Road Tax Exempt
    Yes
    HPi Clear
    Yes - Clear
    Tyre Tread
    Good
    Tyre Brand
    Dunlop
    Tyre Age
    2013
    LHD or RHD
    RHD
    Vehicle Visited
    Yes
    Sale Type
    Private
    Owned
    34 Years
    Key Feature
    Restoration Project
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AUCTION LIVE

Guide Price £10,000 to £12,000

COVID-19 Update
If you are the successful buyer of this vehicle, we must make sure the car is collected in accordance with current government guidelines. Steve is flexible in how the car is picked up i.e. leaving the car on the drive to avoid contact with either, yourself or through a transportation service. Please read our status page to learn about how we’re protecting our customers and running our business.

The TR4A is a great car. Steve has kept the car mechanically sound throughout his 36 years of ownership. This is a good car to drive around in the sun, if the new owner would like, they can use the Triumph as a little project car to keep them going.

We can help arrange transportation for our sales, delivering anywhere in the UK or mainland Europe – please see happy customers in our reviews that we’ve helped.

To learn more about this car then please view all images and videos in this listing, or please call 01926 426 635 to speak to us directly about the car.

Please read the How it Works page for more information and our Terms and Conditions of sale.


 

TRANSPORTATION

7 our of 10 people that buy cars via our service don’t feel the need to visit the vehicles – instead they trust our service, due to the transparency and thoroughness of our listings and we then help arrange transportation too, delivering anywhere in the UK or mainland Europe – please see happy customers in our reviews that we’ve helped.


Recent Buyer Review – Simon Welsh on 1st May “Found my ideal 90’s sports car on Trade Classics. Living in Bournemouth and the car being in the Midlands I relied heavily on the advert, photos and videos.

On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.

Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.

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THE CAR & STEVE

After looking at a few cars in the ’80s, Steve decided to purchase the car to use as a fun machine to feel an invigorating experience of driving a ’60s classic. He became passionate about owning one since going on classic car treasure hunts with his friends. After buying the car he travelled to France sometimes, whilst amassing 500-1000 miles per year.

Living in London, he kept the Triumph mechanically in check by his former treasure hunting friend at his workshop. Watch our usual ‘Meet the Owner’ video as Steve talks further about his time with the car. He is looking to sell now as he is getting older therefore, using the car less.

 

EXTERIOR

Whilst keeping the car running well, Steve has not taken time or money to perform a restoration on the exterior, as he just wanted to use the car frequently and not worry too much about the cost as such. With reliability in the forefront of his mind, the bodywork was not Steve’s main concern. Please watch our ‘Exterior Review’ video to see all angles of the body.

Wheels & Tyres
The wheels are in fair condition showing some corrosion. A full set of 2013 Dunlop tyres have good tread with a profile of 196/65/15.

Bodywork
The bodywork shows signs of corrosion from where you would expect, and a dent on the offside wing panel.

Paint
The paint is uneven and has bubbling across the rear and may need to be refurbished by the new owner.

Glass and Trim
The trim is in average condition of the car’s mileage.

 

INTERIOR

The interior looks tidy with the potential to look amazing. The classic triumph wooden dashboard is always a welcome sight when on the roads. Please watch the ‘Interior Review’ video to see if this car is to your liking.

Seats and Carpets
Both the seats and carpets are in great condition – Steve mentions that he has the original seats that come with the sale – please see the photos.

Dashboard
The dashboard could be renewed by the new owner, looks tidy considering the age and mileage.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Steve mentions the steering wheel is not original. The 4-speed gear stick functions well.

 

MECHANICS

As mentioned, Steve has taken care of the mechanics throughout his ownership to enjoy the car when he wanted. He was by no means looking to impress the passer-by, but used the car with enjoyment and satisfaction. Please watch the ‘On the Road’ video to see the car performing reliably around Steve’s local area.

Engine and Gearbox
The car started first go from cold – (see the cold start video). The engine soon settled into a smooth tick over. The 4-speed manual gearbox was rebuilt in the ’80s and has overdrive. The original engine is a 2.2L straight four.

Suspension and Brakes
Most of the suspension and brakes have been replaced under Steve’s ownership and performed well on the road during our visit. The car had the chassis replaced in its life further adding to the reliability.

The Drive
The drive was pleasurable on our visit and we are sure someone is in the market for a car that can be used and enjoyed.

Other
Steve has used the same mechanic and friend for the last 30 years to keep the Triumph as reliable as can be. Please review the paperwork section of the media file to view all invoices and complete MOT history under his ownership.

 

HISTORY

During Steve’s 30 years of ownership, he has used his friend’s garage as his desired place to keep the car in check. Steve has kept a full MOT history (as can be seen below) that has amassed a healthy mileage record over the course of his ownership.

A list of parts that have been bought for the car can be found in the paperwork section of the media file.

Please see the images below to review all the paperwork that comes with the car. The clock has been changed twice in Steve’s ownership, please see the list below.

MOT History

15.03.2018 – 7,197
28.03.2017 – 6,594
15.03.2016 – 6,327
27.03.2015 – 5,764
25.03.2014 – 5,249
10.04.2013 – 5,006
15.03.2012 – 4,775
16.03.2011 – 4,132
22.03.2010 – 3,700
08.04.2009 – 3,182
02.04.2008 – 2,477
26.03.2007 – 1,520
31.03.2006 – 290
29.03.2005 – 36,278
31.03.2004 – 35,705
02.04.2003 – 34,881
02.04.2002 – 34,127
20.11.2000 – 33,392
28.10.1999 – 32,801
12.11.1998 – 32,282
04.09.1997 – 31.351
04.09.1996 – 30,278
09.08.1995 – 29,055
16.08.1994 – 28,457
19.08.1993 – 28,694
23.04.1992 – 25,661
29.05.1991 – 23,394
04.05.1990 – 20,060
28.04.1989 – 18,137
09.05.1988 – 16,943
06.05.1987 – 13,524
19.04.1986 – 6,197
19.04.1985 – 96,173
01.05.1984 – 92,761
29.04.1983 – 90,156
12.02.1982 – 89,495
13.06.1980 – 85,531
12.11.1976 – 73,990

HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – available on request.

 

OUR SUMMARY

If you are in the market for a daily driver that is mechanically sound, so you can have fun on the British roads then this could be the car for you. Steve has used the car in exactly this way with the cosmetic condition not at the forefront of his mind.

Classic cars are meant to be driven and have fun in, and this car will give you exactly that.

 

CONSIGNER

JACOB BOODRIE
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Steve the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Steve will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.



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BID HISTORY
UsernameBid AmountDate Made
jasond£9,500.0002-Apr-2020 23:43:44
mkelleher2020£8,000.0002-Apr-2020 23:23:42
mkelleher2020£7,000.0002-Apr-2020 16:13:00
jasond£5,500.0002-Apr-2020 13:54:45

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saphirelion

Can you still transport the car during these times due to the Covid19 restrictions on travel. If I won, I would need it transporting to Cornwall. Cheers. Phil.

Kulraj Salh
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Kulraj Salh

Hi, yep as it stands we could help organise delivery.

jasond
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jasond

How do you bid?

Tom Brett
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Tom Brett

Hi Jason,

We had a delay on this auction due to the current circumstances. We have now put the auction live as there has been some interest in the car like yourself.

If you have registered your card, you should now be able to place a bid at the top of the listing. We are here to help if you need anything else.

Many Thanks,

Tom