Wicked Nice with Original Drivetrain, Body Panels & Hardtop. Virtually Rust Free
- Location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: TR4
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Roadster
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 82,032
- VIN: CT10425L
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 4 CYLINDER
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1962 Triumph TR4 Roadster description
As to myself, I am a (68) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that is at 100% with (1,195) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle/classic cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.
Just some quick history on the Triumph TR4.
The 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 predecessors. Production lasted until 1965 when it was replaced by the TR4A.
Prior to its release and while under development, the car was referred to by its codename, 'Zest'. The TR Series was a popular sports car but it did have its drawbacks and inconveniences. The introduction of the TR4 eliminated a few of the inconveniences by offering roll-up windows in place of the noisy and impractical side-curtains. A redesigned angular rear allowed for a trunk. The trunk and roll-up windows meant that items could be stored safely in the car. The prior plastic side curtains were easily torn and property was often stolen. The soft top could still be compromised but with the addition of the optional removable hard top, the TR4 became very versatile. The hard top had a fixed glass rear window and an integral roll-bar. The first five hundred produced had an aluminum center panel while the rest had a steel center unit.
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.
The wheels original used were 15x4.5 inch disks. One of the more typical tires was the 165x15 bias ply. 48 lace wire wheels could be ordered and were often painted the same color as the car. Other popular options were to have them painted silver, matte, or polished chrome.
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.
The TR4 was a proven vehicles, with an attractive sticker price, sporty intentions, favorable appearance, and many conveniences of the day.
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And now for this very nice 1962 Triumph TR4 that I am selling here today on eBay for a local couple. This 1962 Triumph TR4 is not mint but is a very nice driver quality car. Based on the information I if have gleaned from the metal tags, this is a true 1962 Triumph TR4 optioned with soft top as well as the desirable hard top.
Overall, this very nice Triumph TR4 is a rare find in this condition. Considering these early TR4 roadsters had some distinctive features not found in the later Triumphs, I believe this to be a collector car and a smart purchase for any enthusiast.
So let’s get right to this beautiful 1962 Triumph TR4 that I am auctioning here today on eBay Motors.
Here is what the 1962 Triumph TR4 has:
1. Nice Paint;
2. Nice Interior;
3. Both Soft and Hard Tops;
4. Appears to be Original Drive Train;
5. Appears to be Rust Free;
6. Appears to Have Original Body Panels.
Exterior: The exterior is nice with good paint and body work. The soft top looks to be in good condition Optional hard top is also included. All exterior glass is very good. Trim and bright work are considered good driver quality. Original wheel covers are present but rusty. Headlight and tail lights are working. Blinkers are not working.
Interior: The black buckets seat interior is in good condition. Seats as well as door panels show no rips or tears. The carpet is in good condition. The steering wheel as well as the dash area looks good. The speedometer, oil pressure, alternator and temperature gauges are working. The horn and wipers are working. I am unsure on the heater but believe it to be working. The radio and fuel gauge do not work.
Engine: The engine appears to be all original. The all-important metal tags and the number stamped on the block are there. The engine compartment and hood are basically rust free.
Undercarriage: Single exhaust is in fair condition. Floors and frame rails appear to be in good condition with just surface rust.
Trunk: The trunk looks clean with the spare tire present. The floor and rear quarters appear to be very good with no rust observed. The trunk mat and wooden divider are present. The trunk lid is rust free.
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WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY. INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.
Terms of Sale:
This car is sold “as-is/where is” with absolutely no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. The information I have given is what I believe to be true, but since I haven’t owned this particular vehicle since it was new, I do not guarantee any of the information to be 100% accurate. Everyone has different opinions of things, especially automobiles. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. My description is done in as accurate a manner as possible in my opinion. If there is any particular area of this vehicle that is of concern to you, it is understood that you have satisfied yourself enough to make the purchase.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via PayPal. (If you do not have PayPal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, certified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, the seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.
FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1962 Triumph TR4 as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the Maine Registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department
THANKS FOR READING THIS AD. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING.