1962 TRIUMPH TR4
Here we have a truly superb 1962 Triumph TR4, finished in it’s original factory colour of Spa White with Red leather interior. This TR4 was subjected to a full body off the chassis rebuild by our partners TR Enterprises over 2 years and was completed in 2011. Since completion, the car has only covered just over 400 miles so not even fully ran in yet!!
Having just 3 previous owners, the current name on the logbook has owned the vehicle since 1981. He is also a very long standing member of the TR Register and is well known for his new old stock spares for these cars. Many of these original parts were used in the re-build of this particular vehicle.
Specification includes – Uprated suspension, dual circuit brake assembly, 89mm fast road engine with genuine Italian 42 DCOE Weber carburettors, uprated radiator, sports manifold & system, genuine Silverstone American Racing Wheels with ‘as new’ 165/15 tyres, 4 speed ‘A’ type overdrive gearbox, leather trim & seats, wool carpet set, welded in steel fireproof rear bulkhead. The list goes on!
Brief history of the TR4
Built 12th April 1962 – Chassis number CT 7512
First registered – 1st June 1962 – Registration number 1895 WK – First registered owner Standard Triumph Sales
Dispatched 4th June 1962 – Personal export delivery for Mr JC Hardy, c/o ZF Garages Hong Kong
October 1962 – Registered as HK 1090 – Registered owner Mrs D Longley
June 1981 – Purchased by current owner
July 1987 – Vehicle re-imported to the UK – Issued UK registration number RSU 645 – Vehicle was not used/MOT’d once registered
November 1987 – Vehicle was re-exported to Honk Kong by current owner – Registration number HK1090 remained allocated to car
1988 – Vehicle was garaged due to a minor accident
1989 – Vehicle was re-registered in Hong Kong as HG 2850 when the HK 1090 mark was retained
1991 – Vehicle ‘disappeared’ from the garage
2004 – Car was identified as being re-registered by a ‘new owner’ as LR 3055
2006 – Legal action commenced to regain possession of the car
2008 – Hong Kong Courts held that the current owner (present owner) was the legal owner
June 2009 – Car was shipped back to the UK
2010/2011 – Vehicle was subject to a full restoration by TR Enterprises – The original number plate 1895 WK was re-assigned to the vehicle at this time
This TR4 comes with a folder full of history, from the UK and Hong Kong. Previous and current V5’s, previous MOT’s, heritage certificate, original Hong Kong motor vehicle registration book, the original log book showing Standard Triumph as the first owners etc.
This car is on the button, ready for it’s new custodian. A superb addition to any ones garage!
For more info or to arrange a visit, please call us on 01623 411476