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1964 Triumph TR4 5 Speed Manual

Posted May 11, 2024 | Hits
Make: Triumph
Model: TR4
Country: USA
Region: MS
City: Jackson
Zip: 39201
Body Style: Convertible
Year: 1964
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Red
Engine: 2.4L
Horsepower: 135 HP
Condition: Used
For sale is my beautiful 1964 Triumph TR4. One could spend countless hours admiring the beauty and jewel-like features of this little car – and I have. I am truly enraptured by its adorable beauty.
First and foremost, this car is Toyota powered. It has a big 2.4 liter four cylinder out of a Celica backed by a Toyota 5-speed transmission. This is none other than the performance version of the 22R, widely regarded as Toyota’s most durable engine ever. This powertrain gives the car 50% more NET horsepower (135 versus 90) than original and a slick-shifting close ratio 5 speed transmission which really livens up the car and makes blasting down winding backroads and long jaunts on the highway much more enjoyable. In fact its hard to resist a little wheelspin here and there... It runs super smooth and it is rev happy (1500 RPM higher rev limit than original) with a sporting exhaust – delightful to hear - not loud and turbine smooth. No leaks or smoke or bad noises. The curb weight is 150 pounds less than original (Toyota is aluminum block and head versus iron for the original) so performance is improved in every way. It can get 30 MPG if driven lightly!
The car drives extremely well, stops and steers as it should. A few rattles but not terrible for a 55 year old British car. The worst rattle being the drivers side window which has lost its "windlacing" or whatever the rubber is called between the window and the door itself. It has a wonderful go-cart feel and EVERYONE smiles when you drive by, even grouchy old ladies.
The body is straight and rust free and has an absolutely gorgeous older high-end paint job on it. There are a few small paint flaws (scratches, tiny touch-ups) if you go looking for them, but it is absolutely gorgeous. The color, smoothness and gloss are PERFECT. One small ding in the top of the driver’s side front fender and another small flaw at the top of that same fender wheel lip are the only significant flaws in the body. Both look like they were caused by a leaning mechanic…..
It has a nice solid feel driving down the road. The car has ALWAYS been garaged.
The trim and chrome are in good to very good condition. The bumpers are original, and remarkable for their age, but they have fine scratches and a bit of fading. Very nice but not perfect.
The interior is decent with a flawless newer carpet but the dash pad is looking old. Presentable but could use improvement. A couple of open dash holes that I don’t know what they are for. The glovebox has no liner or lock. Again, every single part is available for cheap from Moss Motors so there is nothing that cannot be fixed. The tachometer and the speedometer are not functioning but ammeter water temp and oil pressure work perfectly (never gets hot, awesome oil pressure, charging works well). Headlights and rear parking lights and brake lights and even both license plate lights work. Wipers work. Parking brake works but detent does not hold so you have to hold it.
Tires have loads of tread but are older. Mounted on a really neat set of vintage Ansen Sprint slotted aluminum mags (very hard to find in four lug this size, in very good condition). Glass is excellent, widows roll up and down properly.

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