1960 Triumph TR4A
The TR4A which was built between 1965 and 1967 was an evolution of the TR4, updated with a new chassis. It was hoped the new but more complex independent rear suspension would address the buying public's desire for more comfortable riding sports cars. It has been estimated that 75 percent of TR4A were built with IRS. It's a little known fact that by 2011 there were only 789 licensed and 153 SORN TR4As registered with the DVLA. In 1965 the TR4A IRS sold in the UK for approximately £968 with wire wheels being another £36, overdrive £51, heater £13 and seat belts £4 each. The TR4A sold for just under $2500 in the United States.
In response to dealer requests about 25 percent of TR4As were produced with a solid rear axle option, also called a live axle, similar to the earlier TR4.The new suspension eventually proved itself with the buying public and in racing, with three TR4A IRS models posting a team win and finishing first, second and third in class in the 1966 Sebring 12-hour race.
In 1968 the TR4A was replaced by the 6-cylinder TR5, the European model with fuel injection. In the USA it was designated the TR250 and fitted with twin carburettors. Both cars used the same body design.
As can be seen here we received this car on a frame which we transported to our workshop by trailer. You can see more photographs of this in the gallery section. After various bodywork repairs the car was sprayed white.
Meanwhile the chassis and engine were rebuilt.
The body has been re-fitted to the chassis.
New headlining being fitted into the hardtop.
Looking pristine in the workshop.
A side view out in the open air complete with refurbished hardtop.
Waiting to have brightwork and headlights fitted.