In 1952 the Type 20TS (often referred to as the TR1) is introduced at Earl’s Court Motor Show. Built on a prewar Standard chassis and sporting a dual-carb version of the Standard Vanguard engine, this show car looked much like the TR2s and TR3s that later followed, although rear body styling was quite different, with a more rounded, traditional look featuring exposed spare tire.
The Triumph TR4 was introduced in 1961. The body had been given a modern and updated appearance by Michelotti but its drive-train and chassis were based on its TR redecessors. Production lasted until 1965 when it was replaced by the TR4A. The TR4 improved performance for the little sports car. The track was enlarged and the steering now used a rack-and-pinion unit. The transmission was now fully synchronized on all gears and the engine was enlarged slightly. An optional Laycock de Normanville electrically operated overdrive could be selected for second, third, and fourth gear.
The TR4 was successful both in sales and in sporting events. They could often be seen competing in SCCA, hill-climb, and rally events where they provided plenty of podium finishes for their owners. The wet-sleeve engine was very convenient. The cylinder liners and pistons were easily changed allowing the vehicle to compete under different capacity rules. Some TR4 racers were given a supercharger which raised the 105 bhp SAE output to over 200.
This gorgeous example comes equipped with a stock 2138cc 4 Cylinder in-line engine. The carburetors are twin SU’s with K&N Filters and a manual 4 Spd. transmission. The exterior is White, complemented by Mini light wheels, the interior is a beautiful Red vinyl with white piping accents. Car comes complete with a black soft top in excellent condition and a red full Tonneau cover. Very nice older restoration, thousands invested, car is solid throughout. This British roadster runs and drives really well, very appealing to any British Car Enthusiast.