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Triumph TR4 1963

Make: Triumph
Model: TR4
Type: roadster
Year: 1963
Mileage: 100000
VIN: CT9113
Color: silver
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Dunlap, Illinois, United States

1963 Triumph TR4 Additional Info:

General: Most of the restoration and modifications were made to this 1963 TR4 in the 1980s. It’s been trouble free for many years and is very powerful, but I’ve always treated it with respect mechanically. No burnouts, popped clutch, etc., as I’ve always felt that the differential and splined hubs were the weaker links to the drivetrain, and didn’t want to destroy or damage those components. I’m obviously not a purist, and many changes were made to improve the character of the car. The body was removed from the frame and all rust was removed with new sheetmetal installed where necessary. It’s virtually rust free and has been for many years, never driven in inclement weather. There are some minor paint chips from normal wear and tear. The wipers no longer work. The motor is fine but the “wheel boxes” need repair. (As an aficionado, I’m assuming you know what those are!) The transmission and shift linkage work fine, but pivots are worn there’s some play in the linkage. Workshop manuals and complete records and receipts will be provided with the car. Now in my 70’s, it’s time to pass this Triumph on to someone perhaps more limber, but who appreciates a true sports car experience based on this beautiful Micholetti design! Mileage is unknown.

Here a partial list of restoration items and modifications:
Reinforced frame and front crossmember
1965 Ford Mustang 289 (rebuilt to 302) and 4 speed manual transmission
Mustang radiator
Edelbrock carburetor with manual choke
Vacuum assisted power brakes with silicone 5 brake fluid
Dual exhaust and dual mufflers
MGC rear axle (much stronger than the original)
Battery relocated to the boot connected with 1.0 welding cable
Air horns with compressor
Custom fabricated heater box with high capacity heater core and motor
Electronic ignition (Petronix)
Relay activated lights and hi beams
Rechromed bumpers and overriders, new grill, taillights, trim, and badges
Triumph TR6 wheels (72 spoke), splined hubs, and tires
Custom fabricated center console and controls
Faux woodgrained instrument panel and console
Electronic tachometer internals installed in original gauge
Retractable 3 point seatbelts
Triumph TR6 seats, leather trimmed
Door panels, dash, top bow cover, and center console trimmed in vinyl New top (rarely installed)