- Published: Monday, 15 July 2013 12:01
- Written by Michael Snowdon
The TR4 Story
This is one of the first cars which arrived in the new garage and has been seen in the background of other articles which have been posted on Planet Auto.
This Triumph TR4 came from Denver, Colorado where it lived since new. In 2010 it was imported to England from America. When the car was imported, there was not only one TR4, but another in the container.
Now an opportunity like this this doesn't come around very often, and we bought both cars a Green TR4 and TR4A.
We started restoring the TR4. Once we got the vehicle running we started on the large amount of work to be done. A small amount of welding was done on the skirts of the car, the body was taken off the chassis and was sand blasted and repainted. The engine was also rebuilt and the chassis was repainted.
The car is now coming together again.
Lots of new parts arrived daily including; 5 new Chrome wire wheels, carpet set and Chrome bumpers. The dash board in this car is custom made by out team. It's now time for the final bits including having the TR4s electrics being refitted.
Hopefully by the end of the year the car should be complete and ready to drive. This will be a car that we will take to shows, this is why we have done so much work on this car. the restoration to date has taken three years and is onward going.
There is also the TR4A which we hope to do in the future. First we are going to complete the VW Beetle and some other vehicles in the lockup.
Watch out for updates on the TR4 project in the future.