You are looking at one of the earliest TR4 roadsters in America, with a LOW three digit serial number! So early, in fact, the car has no “TR4” chrome badge on the rear deck lid! The car has 34000 miles showing and it’s believed to be correct! It has been stored in a climate controlled storage area for at least the last forty years. THIS IS A NUMBERS MATCHING CAR! It starts easily, runs smoothly and runs with modern traffic on the highway!
There are a lot of subtle differences between this metal dash model and the later TR4! All the gauges and switches work properly, and the speedo was recalibrated and rebuilt for accuracy! Perfectly correct fully rebuilt seats and interior! All upholstery and seat parts sourced from original suppliers to Triumph. This car in general has the patina of careful usage and storage indoors, having been driven as often as outdoor fun and time was available!The carpeting is the correct (for the very early production number) gray nylon loop carpet. Not the fuzzy stuff as found on later cars and often put incorrectly on early TR4s.A super nice looking factory interior!The exterior shows the patina one would associate with a car that was used sparingly and kept up as beautifully as was this one! The top is three months old, and perfect! The British Motor Heritage build sheet on the car comes with it, and another new white top and used tonneau is included in the boot!The car was painted once years ago and the excellent paint job now shows a few very tiny flaws, but is still extremely presentable.The dealer optional removable luggage rack appears to have been used for luggage very occasionally! The bumpers with the (optional over rider in front) are in very good shape, and the original grill still looks good.The trunk and cockpit floors look great with no corrosion in the floor and has a spare that has never been on the ground! The jack with its leather retaining strap is present.Tires are excellent, showing about 95-98% tread, and are perfectly balanced for a smooth ride! The stainless is excellent with only a couple of tiny marks, and a very small amount of tiny pitting is seen on the door handles.In short, an excellent TR4 without the usual corrosion, as you can see in the photos.BTW, I have tons of shots of the car up on the rack showing the nearly new exhaust and suspension with any and ALL wear items shown replaced! I did this because the rubber had perished over the years, but now all is new! The brake system is about two thousand miles old, too, but all the photos wouldn’t fit in the ad!If you’d like more photos, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send them.The engine has good compression, and starts right up every time hot or cold, pulling strongly to the 5500 RPM redline! It never gets over 190 degrees because of the addition of an electric fan with an adjustable thermostat installed on the upgraded radiator. The engine will never overheat!
Converted to alternator and more slender belt!Spin-on oil filter conversion from Moss as well as an oil change drain valve a few years ago to make an oil change a snap! No more swearing and then wearing the oil home! (The oil has been changed every 3000 miles or 6 months whichever came first!)A Petronix ignition system concealed in the distributor gives a dependable spark every time the Hi Torque starter spins the engine.The steering wheel is a slightly smaller diameter British sourced wood and alloy unit of the same design time period as the car. It looks great and makes entry and exit much easier.
Now we come to the expensive update that really brought this TR4 into the 21st century!
The famous HVDA (Herman van den Akker) California five speed conversion kit! Using a Toyota Supra fully synchronized five speed because the gearbox has superior operation and strength, it allows cruising at 80 easily, has a MUCH better shift, and a tighter pattern than the original box! It also replaced the TR transmission perfectly, with no visual clue of what lurks beneath! The kit was $1800 and the fully rebuilt Supra gearbox was another $1000. .but when you drive it, you’ll agree it’s the best thing that ever happened to a TR! And it still looks stock!Of course, I always retained the original parts, and never modified the structure of the car due to its history and low serial number. Everything was a bolt on.
A number of spares are included.
A factory workshop manual comes with the car, along with a book of judging criteria on the TR4. This is a very, very nice car that, though original in most ways, was carefully and thoughtfully improved so it can be used safely and happily in the new century.
Please take the time to carefully examine the photos, and if you want more, email me at email@example.com. Ask any question you want, I want the car to go to a good home with an appreciative owner. If you'd like to personally examine the car before delivery, you can inspect it top and bottom on my lift.
If you buy the TR, you may only drive it home after payment is complete, cash having changed hands.
Payment will require a non refundable $500 deposit via PayPal immediately. The rest is due when you pick up the car which must occur within 7 days of the deal closing. You may bring cash, a check you can cash at a nearby bank, or any other way you can obtain cash to buy your car. At that time of cash changing hands in the bank lobby, I’ll supply the clear title and bill of sale notarized for you there at the bank. If you choose wire transfer, my bank will decide when we’re good to go, and paper will be ready at that time.NO BOGUS “I’M OFFSHORE SO YOU CAN’T CALL ME BUT I’LL PAY THE TOTAL OVER THE INTERNET VIA take your pick of several types of scam dodges.” NO CHECKS, NO ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS (Such as PayPal, Venmo, OFX, etc, etc.).
I know this is a bit of a pain, and I’m not trying to be insulting, but there’s a lot of people trying to steal cars out there.I apologize, but after a bunch of scammers have pestered me, that’s how it must be.
Thanks for looking at the TR4. This car will make you smile, and your SO will love it too. You’ll find yourself making excuses to drive it!
|“Excellent. 34000 from new” |
| Year: || 1961 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || CT320L |
| Mileage: || 34,000 || Body Type: || Convertible |
| Make: || Triumph || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Model: || TR4 || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Options: || Convertible |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Exterior Color: || Red |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Interior Color: || Black with white piping |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |
| Drive Side: || Left-hand drive || Transmission: || Manual |