Here we have a rather interesting TR4. Externally it looks like a very pretty powder blue TR4, save for the Minilite wheels, it looks pretty standard….. Then you open the bonnet or indeed start the engine….
Installed into the beautifully finished engine bay is a Hemi V8 engine out of a Daimler Dart, coupled to a Jaguar overdrive gearbox!! The installation is very neat, the removal of areas of the bulkhead have been completed very well. The cooling has been uprated as needed along with the wiring loom etc.
The base for this car was an ex American vehicle, converted to RHD. A lot of the fabrication work was carried out by Devon Metalcraft, over a period of 12 months. The owner wanted ‘something special’, I think you will agree, he has got just that!
It was subject to a full ground up restoration, a nut and bolt as some say. The brakes and suspension all new, upgraded where necessary. Interior is superb, as is the rest of the vehicle.
History file of the build is present with the car. It has only covered a handful of miles since completion. Only reason for sale is sadly due to the owner passing away. It therefore is still in it’s running in period.
Recently it has had the overdrive overhauled due to a fault found in the pre sales work. We can now happily say, it works as it should!
Receipts for in excess of £70,000, this was not a cheap exercise, the purists will probably dislike the engine conversion but, oh the sound of it!! The different engine doesn’t appear to have disrupted the handling, on the road it drives lovely. This is a car that wants to be driven!!
All our cars come fully serviced, 12 months MOT and as with all TR’s, you will receive 12 months membership to the TR Register free.
To organise a viewing please contact us. We are conveniently located near Newark, Nottinghamshire with fast routes from both the A1 and M1. We are also happy to collect clients from “Newark Northgate” train station which is a passing point for the East Coast mainline which runs from London Kings cross to most Northern destinations.
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