Body Color
Ecurie Ecosse Blue
Engine Size
2.0L I4
Transmission Type
4-spd manual w/OD

1966 Triumph TR4A

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1966 Triumph TR4a. This TR4's long-term owner initially purchased the car in 1970, sold it to a friend in the mid-70s, then bought it back in 1986. He drove it for a while before he began the process of a long-term, extensive restoration. After his passing a few years ago halfway through the project, the late owner's son brought the car to where it is today -- mechanically sorted, mostly finished, quite roadworthy, and with a number of nice upgrades that his father had planned to complete.

This is a performance-oriented build with road rally and touring events in mind. The frame-off restoration included an engine rebuild with oversized pistons, street performance cam, tri-metal bearings, Weber 40DCOE sidedraft carburetors, sport exhaust and 123 electronic ignition. All new wiring was installed along with an upgraded cooling system with an aluminum radiator and electric cooling fan. New brakes, transmission rebuild, clutch, rear end -- the list goes on. The frame was gusseted and reinforced -- upgraded street performance suspension and bushing are installed.

This 4A was painted in 2014 in Ecurie Ecosse Blue; finish quality is good overall but there is some paint lifting in the beltline seam. All new rubbers; nicely detailed underneath, in the boot and under the bonnet. A new interior kit was fitted and Miata seats were upholstered to match; original seats are included. It has a harness bar installed with five-point harnesses. Michelin tires are mounted on factory steel wheels.

This TR4 drives great -- it's a much stronger performer than a stock example, and it has a tight and fresh feel to it. It requires some patience on a cold start as the Webers don't have chokes, and it's fairly loud so you aren't going to sneak it out of the driveway. But get it out on a twisty road and it comes alive with a nice torque curve, plenty of power and a very balanced feel. It is ready for your finishing touches -- the plan was for some driving lights on the front bar, a rear bumper (one is included, needs brackets), a headliner for the Surrey top; it also needs the wiper motor (included) installed and a few other "button up" items. This is an overdrive car, however it only works intermittently.

This is a well-done car that couldn't be replicated for close to the asking price and an excellent opportunity for the enthusiast to put his choice of finishing touches on it over the course of a few weekends. Stacks of receipts, restoration photos, some spares and a Heritage Trust certificate are included.

For more information about this 1966 Triumph TR4A for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.

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