The Triumph TR4 was introduced in 1961 to follow its very successful predecessors, the TR2 and TR3. Code named ‘Zest’ during development the body was given a more modern and updated appearance by Michelotti but its drivetrain and chassis remained the same using the well proven 4 cylinder pushrod unit, however its capacity was increased from 1991cc to 2138cc. Handling was improved by a three inch wider track and steering was also updated to the more modern and precise rack and pinion system.
Internally the car gained wind up windows and the new angular rear end allowed for a boot with a very reasonable luggage capacity for a sports car. Another innovation was the option of an alloy hard top with a removable roof panel that was five years ahead of Porsche’s famous 911 Targa.
This example was completely restored in the 2003, the pictures of the restoration are available with the car in CD format. Finished in a very elegant red, the body number is 22230-CT and it’s engine number is CT-75431-E. This Triumph TR4 is an original LHD and comes with its Italian registration papers, the ASI certification and the certification from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.
This car is one of the best example that is possible to find on the market.