– UPDATE 19th Aug at 2.45pm – Sold on Auction Preview for £12,000 –
We have consigned this Triumph TR4A, what we would describe as an “easy” (if there is such a thing) project car for a home mechanic. Dry stored in a garage for many many years, it’s yearning to be put back on the road.
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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Meet Robin, he purchased this little Triumph TR4A from his Boss’ wife back in 1985!
At the time it needed some TLC, and Robin got straight to work replacing restoring the exterior, including fenders and chrome work as well as other exterior parts of the car over the course of 4 years.
He had the car on the road for 9 years before the rear brakes needed attention and while replacing the wheel cylinder depressed the brake pedal causing brake fluid and the cylinder to pop out. After this, Robin lost interest and it’s been 21 years since the cars been dry stored in his home garage.
It would make a great opportunity for a home mechanic to bring this example back to life, and get it running on the British roads again.
The exterior on this TR4A is quite a delight, seeing that it has been stored in a garage and unused in some 21 years. Watch the video and read the details observed below.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is fitted with original wire wheels with Michelin XLX tyres that need some attention.
The car body work looked good. No rust and rot upon our usual visual inspection – just a small a mount on the leading edge of the bonnet. Please check out the images and videos to see the detailed condition of each body panel.
The blue paint looks great alongside the chrome. The paint is in good condition – it’s even across the panels and we didn’t notice any colour differences. A little bit of cracking in the paint on the rear, review the images and video for the full picture.
Glass and Trim
Both are in good condition across the car. Please see the images and video for a detailed view.
The interior is in the used condition from back in the 80’s. It hasn’t been used for many years, please see the photos and video for a more detailed view.
Seats and Carpets
Both the seats and carpets are in good condition in line with the age of the car. A few blemishes in the condition of the seats which have been captured in the photos. There are pictures in the media pack of the front foot well carpets being lifted too.
The speedometer and other dials on the dash are in-line with the mileage of this car, as can be seen in the media file. The wood veneer on the dashboard is in need of some TLC to bring it back to its former glory.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Lot’s of patina on these, the car is from the 60’s after all. Useable, but they won’t be winning the car any awards. Take a look at the photographs for the detail.
No “On The Road” video with this car, as it hasn’t been started for many years.
As mentioned, the car hasn’t been on the road for over 20 years and will require some work on the brakes and some prepping on the engine before firing it up as it hasn’t been driven for quite some time.
Robin confirms it will turn over manually, so hasn’t seized over that time. Please see the photos and video for a detailed view of the engine bay and views from under the car.
Robin has owned the car since 1985 – there’s not much paperwork, but it does come with the original car handbook and some tax discs from the 90’s.
The car is showing just over 41,000 miles as of 31.07.2019.
HPi Check Results
– The seller tells us the car is HPi clear and will be supported by our own HPi check.
The Triumph TR4A is quite a sought after and popular British classic. Even as “project” cars, they can attract a lot of attention.
This particular example, we think will make an excellent project for a home mechanic. Dry stored since Robin’s ownership in 1985, and off the road in his garage for some 21 years, it’s yearning for someone to get it fired up and back on the road again.
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Robin 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. Robin will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.