Lot C508


1965 Triumph TR4A IRS
Reg. no. CEA 936C
Chassis no. C7C5764ZO
Engine no. C156Z68E
The TR4A was the last of the TR range to use the long-serving Standard wet-liner four-cylinder engine. Launched in 1965, it addressed the main criticism that had been levelled at the TR4 – its harsh ride. The TR4A now had independent rear suspension, a semi-trailing arm setup with coil springs and lever-arm shock absorbers. Accommodating this new arrangement made the car slightly wider and 50kg heavier than the TR4, but this was made up for by the resulting improvements in both comfort and handling, while the engine was enhanced with improved manifolds, now giving 104bhp. Cosmetically, the car now sported an ‘IRS’ badge at the rear, alluding to the new suspension, while there was also some new chrome trim, smaller bumpers and a new design of convertible top based on that of the Herald. On the interior, the dash was now covered in walnut as standard, which had been an option on the TR4.
This UK-market 1965 TR4A features some of the most desirable options and accessories available for these cars. The four-speed gearbox benefits from the optional overdrive on second, third and fourth, and the car is also fitted with the desirable rear screen and ‘Surrey’ hard top – very sought-after items in the TR world. In very good mechanical condition, the engine is said to be leak-free and has just been serviced, with all ancillaries either replaced or reconditioned. The cooling system has been flushed and the hoses replaced, and there is a new battery with cut-off switch, as well as a new stainless steel sports exhaust. As far as the bodywork, paintwork and interior are concerned, the car is in fair condition, having been restored around 10 years ago. This extremely useable TR comes with a current V5C.

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£16,500 - 17,000

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