1967 Triumph TR4A

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*** UPDATE: This car has now been sold for £12,000 all inclusive ***

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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.

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is the chrome strip missing from the drivers door.Thanks mike.


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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Hi Robin,due to the poor soundtrack on your interview I have a few questions that you might have covered in your interview….sorry about that. Could you clarify which body panels were replaced with new and which were refurbished/repaired by you….and if you can remember,the nature of the repairs. (I think you say the inner wings were not recoverable and were replaced but this isn’t clear) I think you say in your interview that the chassis was sound…is this still the case ? Did you carry out and spraying of the bodywork or was this done by a body shop ?… Read more »


Hello Jeffrey, thank you for your questions. The rear near side outer wing was replaced with new. The inner wings adjacent to the B posts were replaced by mig welding new metal. As far as I can remember the remaining outer wings were recovered by a combination of new metal and body filler and expect some glass fibre. Both doors were sound and just stripped to bare metal before respraying Yes the chassis was sound and as the car has always been dry stored and never been out in the rain I believe still to be the case. I carried… Read more »

Brian Heath
Brian Heath

Hi Robin, a very comprehensive photo n video file of the car but does the car have a hood frame, hood and tonneau cover? Has the car had any renovation work done or is it mostly original? Has the engine been converted to run on unleaded? Thanks Brian


Hello Brian, Thanks for your questions. Yes, the car has a hood frame and hood but not a tonneau cover.
The car bodywork was renovated by myself which included new B posts, sills and rear deck forward sections. The mechanicals, however, are original and the engine has not been converted for unleaded.
I hope that helps