Classifind Cut 48: 1967 Triumph TR4A – SOLD!

Oct 2020 | Classifind Cut, Sports Car Saturday

Update – we just confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Produced from 1965 through 1967, Triumph’s TR4A was a mid-cycle refresh of the TR4.  While it used the same long-stroke, high-torque 2,138 cc four-cylinder engine from the TR4, changes to the cylinder head and manifolds raised net power by ten percent to 104 brake horsepower and torque to 132 foot-pounds.

To reduce ride harshness of the TR4, Triumph replaced that car’s leaf-sprung solid axle with an all-new independent rear suspension 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.

This driver quality, red-over-black example originally listed in October 2020 on Craigslist in Charleston, West Virginia appears to have the standard solid axle setup and is now for sale by the caretaker of the past six years with an asking price of $16,900.  The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool places the asking price between this guide’s current #3 “Good” estimate of $15,150 and it’s #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $22,500.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“I am selling my 1967 Triumph TR4-A. Very good condition. I have owned this vehicle for 6 years. In that time I have driven it to Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio. Runs very well and has been very reliable. Shifts easily into all gears. This is an older restoration and the body is starting to show some blemishes, but nothing major. There has been work performed in the battery box area before I purchased, but not sure the extent. I have never run the serial number to determine if the engine is original, but it definitely runs very well.

If you are looking for a pristine or Concours show car, this is not the vehicle for you. If you want a fun vehicle you can drive anywhere, turn heads, take to shows and enjoy with other British car enthusiasts, this is a great car.

Car is available for inspection & test drive. May be very slight wiggle room on the price but will not consider lowball offers. I know what I have and not really that enthused about selling it. Just haven’t been able to enjoy it lately. I have another TR4 undergoing a ground-up restoration. Payment will be by wire transfer prior to delivery of vehicle, or bank inspected cash in person (we can meet at my local bank). Sorry, just have to be careful these days. I have a trailer and can deliver within a few hundred miles, but we would need to work out the details & cost. Parts car with complete engine & drivetrain available for an additional $500.

The good:

Runs very well and tracks straight
Wire wheels recently reconditioned & trued by Hendrix Wire Wheel in the Greensboro, NC
Recent rebuild of front brakes & calipers
Interior in very nice shape
Very nice paint. Shows very well and has won several awards.
Includes Tonneau Cover and car cover.
Includes brand new spare tire
Spinners recently replaced – no beat marks
Other than normal for these vehicles – does not burn or leak oil
Frame/Chassis in very good condition. One common spot for corrosion recently professionally repaired.
All lights work, lenses are original I believe
Some slight blemishes on chrome work, but otherwise, very good condition
Clear WV Title in my name
Recent professional inspection of steering components, shocks & alignment.
Garage kept

The bad:

Clutch slave cylinder has a slow leak (new one included with purchase)
Heater does not work
Wipers do not work (has a rebuilt motor from East Coast Jaguar), but something wrong with the spindles or rack
Tires are fair
Very small dent in vertical surface of trunk – hardly noticeable
Very slight bubbling above the rear tail lamps & other chips, blemishes, etc. on body
Small tear in side of top that has been repaired, otherwise, top in very nice condition.
Non-Working speedo, not sure if it’s the cable or speedo, but another speedometer is included
Horn not working, something inside the steering column, the horn works when actuated manually
Spare wheel in rough shape
Not sure of the mileage since speedo doesn’t work, but over 90K

Do NOT contact me about listing commercially or selling my vehicle for me. Please don’t waste your time & mine with various scams, I’ve seen them all.”

Preserve or Restore: what would you do with this TR4A?  Comment below and let us know!


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