Triumph TR4 Amazing Original with Overdrive

Price: US $14,500.00 Item location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 73,500
  • VIN: CT31369LO
  • Color: Green
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1964 Triumph Other

You’re considering my 1964 TR4. The Triumph is an early “white dash” car, a European-specification import with original factory overdrive. There are a few minor differences associated with this spec; including the ignition positioned under the steering column and the O/D and turn signal stalks are reversed. It has been converted to negative earth for ease of operation and to install a modern retro-appearance radio which is in place but yet not wired to operate. Careful inspection reveals that the TR4 has its original paint with no evidence of prior accidents. There are many small dents, scratches and chipsbut no more thanexpected. The finish presents a pleasingly mellow shine befitting a vehicle that has been well used and cared for. Most TR4s are either restored (often poorly) or very tatty and in that sense, this car is a rare exception. The only rust present is the lower section of the front fenders ahead of the rockers. I’ve taken close ups of this area including from the underside and it is apparent that the damage has is not extensive.

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for additional pictures including comprehensive underside shots and several more photos of detail. I've taken photos in a variety of light conditions to provide as accurate a portrayalof the paint finish as I can. I want prospective buyers to see exactly what they’re getting.

The engine has remained in stellar working order. It is smooth, never runs hot, has good power and uses little oil. It does drip some oil at rest but nothing out of the ordinary. The gearbox is excellent and all mechanical and electrical systems including the overdrive function exactly as they should. The leather seat covers and carpeting is newer and very nice. The original door panels look great but the dash pad is cracked and should be replaced as should the door seal rubber. The original gauges are all bright and clear and all instrumentation and electricals function as they should. The tonneau cover is in beautiful condition. The top is very sound but the plastic has yellowed. (It will likely improve with some elbow grease but will never be crystal clear.) The genuine Michelin period-correct tires are nearly new. The overall condition of the TR4 supports the mileage as genuine although I do not have the documentation toconfirm a definitive claim to that affect.

Overall this is an honest car with beautiful patina. It is mostly original and very well maintained with the aim to be driven and enjoyed. I have done lots of fettling since I’ve owned the car to bring it up toreliable driver condition and I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere. I highly encourage an in-personinspection before the end of the auction. I know of no reason why the car could not be driven anywhere but I advise trailering or transporting beyond a few hundred miles out of respect for the car and conditions that prevail en route on today’s interstate system. I’llgladly answer questionsupon request through EBay or by phone. Call Al at 210-870-0667