One of the best-looking small-bore British sports cars ever was the Triumph TR4. With a design by Giovanni Michelotti, the lines of the car are nothing short of perfection and define the era of the 1960s better than any other affordable sports car.
The TR4 is a civilized roadster for the era, having roll-up windows and a convertible top that does a better job than most other British tops of the era at keeping the rain out. The interior of the TR4 is also well-finished with leather seats and a lovely dash layout with chrome-surround classic gauges that transport you back to the 1960s.
The TR4 also has a strong racing history, including finishing first in class at the 1961 Sebring race, first, second and fourth in class at Sebring in 1963, and another class win there in 1966. They were also quite dominant in SCCA racing in the U.S. fielded by Kas Kastner and Bob Tullius, who were the ones who took the cars to Sebring as well.
The Pick of the Day is a 1962 Triumph TR4 finished in Wedgewood Blue with a correct black leather interior.
According to the Hilton Head, SC private owner advertising this TR4 on ClassicCars.com, it is “not perfect but a real nice one.” They go on to state that it has all original chrome in good condition, and the engine has been upgraded to a set of twin Weber downdraft carbs and an Abarth exhaust system.
The car is completely rust-free, the seller says, and recently received new floor pans, inner and outer rocker panels, new clutch and clutch hydraulics, a new master cylinder, completely new and correct interior including Suffolk leather seat covers, new top, a new grille, wiring harness, an alternator conversion, new battery, horns, all new cooling hoses and fuel lines, new brake pads, and new speedo and tach cables.
A nice thing about this ad is that the seller also included pictures of the car during restoration, giving the prospective buyer a better idea of what has been done to the car.
The TR4 is being sold with four spare wire wheels, lots of additional spare parts and a factory workshop manual, the ad notes.
The car drives great with no slop in the steering or suspension, and it is ready to be driven now while the new owner adds the finishing touches to make this TR4 a truly excellent example, the seller adds.
The asking price of $25,995 is right in line with what a TR4 in this condition.
To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.