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Lot 117

2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1964 Triumph TR4

SOLD $37,400

Estimate

$40,000 - $60,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

CT32818L

Engine

CT33171E

Car Highlights

Beautiful Design by Giovanni Michelotti
Attractive Older Restoration in Original Color Combination
Enhanced with Wonderful Period Rally Accessories
Offered with Heritage Certificate, Tools, and Owner’s Manual
An Accessible and Fun British Icon

Technical Specs

2,138 CC OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Stromberg Carburetors
100 BHP at 4,600 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Hydraulic Front Disc, Rear Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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The TR4 was a significant step forward for Triumph. Though it shared a basic chassis with its predecessor, it featured beautifully modern bodywork by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti and provided an improved driving experience through the use of rack and pinion steering and a synchromesh first gear.

This 1964 Triumph TR4 was completed on May 6, 1964, for export to the US. According to its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, it was finished in New White over Matador Red leather with a black convertible top. It was well-optioned with equipment, including heater, sun visor, tonneau cover, wood-veneered dash, and windscreen washers.

According to the consignor, the Triumph features its matching-numbers engine and was the subject of an older restoration that still shows beautifully. To add to its sporting charm, period rally accessories were fitted, including Sebring vented fenders, Lucas driving lights, rearmounted Lucas spot-lamp, competition lap belts, trunk-mounted luggage rack with canvas luggage, and Hanhart stopwatches. A tonneau cover, Thor hammer, tool roll, original owner’s handbook, and BMIHT certificate also accompany the sale.

This Triumph TR4 presents an opportunity to acquire an iconic open-air British sports car. Carefully outfitted, it would be suited for vintage rallies, tours, or the nearest twisty two-lane road.