1967 Triumph TR4A Surrey Top

Triumph introduced introduced the TR4A for 1965 and produced it through 1967. One key carry over option from the TR4 was the innovative optional “Surrey Top” hard top system. A step up from traditional soft tops of the day, the system featured rigid rear window, a the driver’s choice to use either a removable rigid roof panel or a soft fabric panel that bridged the gap between the backlight and the windshield header. This system served as the precursor for targa-style tops that would premier a few years later on the Porsche 911 and 912.

The TR4A used the same long-stroke, high-torque 2,138 cc four cylinder engine from the TR4. While the bore, stroke, and displacement remained the same, changes to the cylinder head and manifolds raised net power by ten percent to 104 bhp and torque to 132 lb⋅ft.

To reduce ride harshness of the TR4, Triumph replaced that car’s leaf sprung solid axle with and all-new independent featuring a semi-trailing arm system with coil springs and lever-type shock absorbers. In the U.S., the independent rear suspension was actually an extra-cost option based on requests from United States distributors Bud Forman and Les Genser.

The seller describes the 1967 example presented here as a solid preservation class car that features both the Surry Top and IRS options in a great British Racing Green over black leather interior. The seller describes the paint as “mostly original” and from the pictures it appears the driver’s front quarter panel may have been repainted at some point. While the interior presents very well, we noticed a small split seam between the piping on the corner of the passenger seat. The car now features a more modern radio with what appears to be a CD changer mounted in the boot.

The seller’s $23,000 asking price is a ten percent premium over the Haggerty Valuation Tool’s “#3 Good” estimate. You can find this gorgeous example in the Northeast Suburbs of Philadelphia on Craigslist for a price-appropriate $23,000 by clicking here.

The trunk appears in excellent shape with no rust present. Included in the sale are appear to be a complete set of service manuals in the boot.

The seller’s $23,000 asking price is a ten percent premium over the Haggerty Valuation Tool’s “#3 Good” estimate. You can find this gorgeous example in the Northeast Suburbs of Philadelphia on Craigslist for a price-appropriate $23,000 by clicking here.