HIGH END RESTO, MANUAL, RESTO PHTS & RCPTS, 2138 CC, FRNT DISC, 50K ORGNL MILES!
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1962 Triumph TR4
With this 1964 Triumph TR4, the hardest decision will be what to do on Sunday. Because this one is both a cool barn find with low miles and a great backroads driver. So it's just as fun to show off as it is to take a road trip.
We could tell you this car has averaged less than 890 miles annually, but the real story is how much time this one spent nearly lost to the rest of the world. It went into storage in 1970 and hardly ever came out to see the light of day. When it did, there were some careful improvements, like a high-quality re-spray of the original Wedgewood Blue. In fact, it was such a good application that when this car was taken out of retirement a few years ago, the paint only needed a nice polishing to look terrific in the sunshine. Having this level of quality really brings out the TR4's design cues. The low-swept hood (bonnet) is molded around the headlight for instant sporty appeal. And terrific sheetmetal means the profile's full-length crease looks crisp like a Savile Row suit. Plus, Triumph wanted to appeal to the American market with a hint of tailfin. And the brightwork is terrific on everything from the bumpers, to the luggage rack, to that trim line that runs the tops of the fenders. Because the TR4 was built to be a true all-weather machine, it features the roll up windows and now a newer folding roof. And we love how the dark black looks against the light blue paint.
And if you like the way it looks with the black roof up, then you'll love how it looks with the top down. That's because the black interior was restored to an exceptionally high level. In fact, there was a new interior that came with the car when it was resurrected in 2014, and it took 80 hours to complete. So not only do the leather bucket seats feel fresh, but also there's a high level of detail work, like how the white piping matches the dash. Sitting down behind the thin and grippy Triumph steering wheel is like a time warp. And we love the proper Jaeger gauges directly in from of this. It's the perfect atmosphere to let the wind whip through the interior while you help fill it with the wonderful soundtrack from the motor.
The original 2138cc engine looks ready for the car show with the blue engine bay, bright valve cover, and correct dual SU carbs boldly protruding from the side of the engine. The gentleman who brought this Triumph back from its long-term slumber was a master mechanic. That's why you can take this classic British roadster out on the road with confidence. The exhaust note is hypnotic as you discover the fun and control that the four-speed manual gearbox provides. These sprightly roadsters have built a reputation for providing one of the best driving experiences around, and it even stops securely with front disc brakes.
The sale comes with the owner's manual, build receipts, restoration photos, and even the March 2015 copy of Hemming's Sports & Exotic magazine that features this TR4. The originality of this car goes right down to the tool kit that's still in the trunk! So if you were looking for a great British roadster with an epic story to tell, it will be hard to beat this well-sorted barn find. Don't miss out, call today!