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RetroMarques Ltd

Unit 8, Strensham Business Park, Strensham, Worcs WR8 9JZ


1967 Triumph TR4a, UK RHD, Well-sorted touring/regularity spec! SOLD

RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner: 1967 Triumph TR4a ‘VPC 796F’

Looking for a well-sorted and presentable TR? This could be it! Well-known to us as we have carried out maintenance and servicing on it for several years now, this TR4a is owned by a local enthusiast and was prepared for touring and regularity work. He is no stranger to historic vehicles and has also recently owned Rileys and Alfa Romeos.

Chassis no: CTC/ 78112
Engine no: CT/ 78498-E
Spec: RHD, Home Market
Colour: Wedgwood Blue
Build: 31 May 1967
First reg: 17 July 1968

Mods/ upgrades:
Complete Revington-fitted ‘road spec’ suspension package: recon suspension arms, lower arms strengthened, polybushes, new front springs and adjustable shocks, front ARB; uprated rear with adjustable telescopic shocks in coil springs, rear adjustable ARB
Differential rebuild, Revington mounting/ strengthener kit, polybushes
Bespoke hood and tonneau cover in ‘stayfast’ acrylic material (looks/ feels like mohair!)
Complete engine rebuild (2015), standard spec, (hardened valve seats), Pertronix Ignitor ignition, Flamethrower coil, Oil Cooler and spin-off filter, hi-torque starter motor, K&N filters, stainless exhaust. Moss alu cylinder head fitted in 2017.
Rebuilt gearbox and overdrive (2015) with Revington electronic logic switching system (OD in 2/ 3/ 4th gears and automatically dropping out passing neutral – great to use!)
Servo-assisted brakes, TR6 handbrake, secondary bonnet-release
Alternator with heat-shield
Kenlowe fan (thermostatic and manual controls)
LED side and brake lights, indicator audio, high-output horn(!)
72-spoke wire wheels fitted with Blockley 165/ 15s
Moss reclining leather seats, inertia-reel seatbelts
Moto-Lita wood-rim steering wheel and wood gear knob
Fire-extinguisher, map reading light, mounting and power for satnav etc
TR6 door mirrors, stainless boot rack

That’s quite a spec, what else would one need? More generally, the body and paintwork are in good condition, a few small bubbles and light blemishes but nothing of concern. The underside – chassis and floorpans – is very nice indeed – one of the best we have seen - with no corrosion at all (see photos). The hood is as-new, the interior is smart – with a good wood dash (one split to the vinyl) and comfortable leather seats with built-in headrests; a nice place to be.

On the road this is a really nice, strong TR, as one might expect from the spec. A well-sorted car, handling nicely with none of the reputed ‘twitchy’ rear-end of the 4a, and well set-up for road-rallying and/ or touring. The 16, 000+ miles driven in recent years is genuinely confidence-inspiring!

In summary, a very good TR4a. Built-up to a high specification for comfortable and reliable touring, then well-maintained and used properly! In addition, a Home-market car with plenty of history, a good touring spares pack, Thor hammer and spare key set and freshly checked over in our workshop.

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