RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner: 1967 Triumph TR4a ‘VPC 796F’ ...


RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner: 1967 Triumph TR4a ‘VPC 796F’...

Looking for a well-sorted and presentable TR? This could be it! Well-known to us as we have carried out maintenance and servicing on it for several years now, this TR4a is owned by a local enthusiast and was prepared for touring and regularity work. He is no stranger to historic vehicles and has also recently owned Rileys and Alfa Romeos.


  • Chassis no: CTC/78112
  • Engine no: CT/78498-E
  • Spec: RHD, Home Market
  • Colour: Wedgwood Blue
  • Build: 31 May 1967
  • First reg: 17 July 1968


  • Complete Revington-fitted ‘road spec’ suspension package: recon suspension arms, lower arms strengthened, polybushes, new front springs and adjustable shocks, front ARB; uprated rear with adjustable telescopic shocks in coil springs, rear adjustable ARB
  • Differential rebuild, Revington mounting/strengthener kit, polybushes
  • Bespoke hood and tonneau cover in ‘stayfast’ acrylic material (looks/feels like mohair!)
  • Complete engine rebuild (2015), standard spec, (hardened valve seats), Pertronix Ignitor ignition, Flamethrower coil, Oil Cooler and spin-off filter, hi-torque starter motor, K&N filters, stainless exhaust. Moss alu cylinder head fitted in 2017.
  • Rebuilt gearbox and overdrive (2015) with Revington electronic logic switching system (OD in 2/3/4th gears and automatically dropping out passing neutral – great to use!)
  • Servo-assisted brakes, TR6 handbrake, secondary bonnet-release
  • Alternator with heat-shield
  • Kenlowe fan (thermostatic and manual controls)
  • LED side and brake lights, indicator audio, high-output horn(!)
  • 72-spoke wire wheels fitted with Blockley 165/15s
  • Moss reclining leather seats, inertia-reel seatbelts
  • Moto-Lita wood-rim steering wheel and wood gear knob
  • Fire-extinguisher, map reading light, mounting and power for satnav etc
  • TR6 door mirrors, stainless boot rack

That’s quite a spec, what else would one need? More generally, the body and paintwork are in good condition, a few small bubbles and light blemishes but nothing of concern. The underside – chassis and floorpans – is very nice indeed – one of the best we have seen - with no corrosion at all (see photos). The hood is as-new, the interior is smart – with a good wood dash (one split to the vinyl) and comfortable leather seats with built-in headrests; a nice place to be.

On the road this is a really nice, strong TR, as one might expect from the spec. A well-sorted car, handling nicely with none of the reputed ‘twitchy’ rear-end of the 4a, and well set-up for road-rallying and/or touring. The 16,000+ miles driven in recent years is genuinely confidence-inspiring!

In summary, a very good TR4a. Built-up to a high specification for comfortable and reliable touring, then well-maintained and used properly! In addition, a Home-market car with plenty of history, a good touring spares pack, Thor hammer and spare key set and freshly checked over in our workshop.

Price: £27,500 ovno

Please contact Mark Knight for further details or to arrange a viewing and test drive (by appointment only please as I am often off-site)

Tel: 07791 417256 or Mark@retromarques.co.uk