ENGINE: 2.1L - STRAIGHT 4
TRANSMISSION: 4-SPEED MANUAL
HORSEPOWER: 104 @ 4,700
TORQUE: 132 LB-FT @ 3,000
CURB WEIGHT: 2,240 LBS (EST.)
EXTERIOR COLOR: SIGNAL RED
INTERIOR COLOR: BLACK
Vehicle comes with two one key, instruction manual, recent service record, and a clean Indiana title with odometer reading showing actual mileage.
This TR4A was purchased by the current owner in August of 2007 with actual 102,223 miles and has been tucked away in a dry garage in Indianapolis since. The previous owner (2001-2007) informed the current owner he had the engine rebuilt and installed a new clutch late into his ownership. The vehicle did not come with any service records or previous documentation. After 14 years sitting on a battery tender, we collected the vehicle and trailered to The Car Vault to perform an inspection and ensure the vehicle is operational. During this time, The Car Vault performed the following services:
The vehicle was then trailered to our shop and Automotive Cleaning Solutions performed a full exterior and interior detail, and steam cleaned the engine . The paint presents well and interior appears fresh. As the clutch feels stiff, we believe the previous owners statement to be true about the clutch being replaced. The vehicle runs with assistance of the manual choke and once warm, will sometimes stay idling on its own. This is a great opportunity for someone who can turn a wrench or pay a shop to perform a proper tune up and not have much money tied up in an old British car you can drive and enjoy.
Let's talk about the Triumph TR4
1960’s British sports cars have a special place in automotive history. Timeless designs, simple mechanics, lightweight, great handling, and very accessible to the masses. These cars including the MGB, Sunbeam Alpine, Morgan Plus 4, Triumph TR4 and others had a major impact on many in Europe and across the pond here in the states. While the MG was the sales leader in the clubhouse, the TR4 still had a strong presence with 40,000 total sold between 1961 and 1965 as nearly half of these cars ended up stateside. While the MG, Sunbeam, and Morgan all looked great, the TR4 had a step up on the competition with its striking Michelotti design. In the world of automotive design, Michelotti ranks in the top tier of all-time greats, creating countless icons for Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, and Triumph during the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Even though the TR4’s design was an obvious selling point, the British 2-seater provided many other positive attributes.
Powered by a 2.1 Liter 4-cylinder churning out 104 horsepower, this 2,200-pound drop-top was no slouch. 0-60 mph was achieved in under 11 seconds, notably quicker than both the MG and Sunbeam. Top speed in the Triumph was also nothing to laugh at for the early 1960’s, as it maxed out at 110 mph. In addition to these performance stats, the overall drivability was enhanced from the prior TR3 with the addition of full synchromesh forward gears and rack and pinion steering. Putting the entire package together, the TR4 turned out to deliver a very enjoyable sporty drive with looks to match a car twice its price. The popularity of the TR4 was helped significantly by its on-track performances across the country in the 2.5 GT and equivalent classes. Its landmark finishes came in the form of multiple class wins in the Sebring 12 hours and the SCCA D-production class in back-to-back years at the hands of racing legend, Bob Tillius.
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