35 Years In The Family: 1967 Triumph TR4A


Red, convertible sports car in the same family for 35 years. Sounds like a recipe for fun to me! I have some personal experience here; my first Triumph was a ’66 TR4A, although it did not have the solid rear axle that this one does. Triumph listened carefully to the US dealer body (where a large percentage of Triumphs were sold) and they claimed that the new independent rear suspension on the TR4A would be too complex for the US market. Ultimately, they were wrong, as the vast majority of TR4A’s were sold with the “optional” independent rear. This one has the solid rear axle, which is generally considered more desirable now due to less complexity (and the fact that the IRS didn’t improve the ride that much). This superficially nice roadster has some rust issues in the rocker panels and lower fenders, but nothing out of the ordinary for a TR restorer now. The body-on-frame construction makes these parts relatively easy to replace (I’ve done it multiple times). This TR4A is being offered here on eBay with an opening bid of $8,000.  It’s located in Alexandria, Ontario, Canada. I think that price is a little steep, but maybe they’ll reduce the reserve if no one takes them up on their price. Interested?


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  1. moosie Craig

    I didnt think IRS was to make a more comfortable ride as much as it was developed, to make the vehicle handle better.

  2. Doug M. (West) Member

    Wow! I can’t believe the seller didn’t put his finger over the license plate before he took the pictures!! Lol! ….Oh, wait, that would be on Craigslist!

  3. JeffH48

    Wow, I can’t believe that he actually washed the damn thing…who knew ? :D

  4. jim s

    up to $10000 with more then 5 days to go. this could get costly.

  5. John

    I actually got out my bank records to see if this one would fit. It’s expensive, but I’d love to have it. It looks like an honest car. It’s seen a lot of road salt though. But I’m sitting here with my finger on the mouse button. I may jump into this fray. Darn you, Barnfinds, I knew this would get expensive.

    • Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

      John, be sure and let us know if you pull the trigger (click the button?) :-)

  6. Gary

    I’m beginning to think people have lost their minds over these old British sports cars. The statement “The paint is a home job and a 10 footer at best” really jumped out at me. Also the car hasn’t been driven in almost 10 years although he did get it to start and idle. I also see a lot of surface rust underneath. It’s going to cost big money to get this on the road and get it looking like a $10,000 plus car.

    So $10,000 seems way overpriced to me. And I agree that even $8,000 was pushing it a little especially considering the price of a good paint job.

    But, as I said, people are starting to lose their minds over these old British sports cars. I’ve actually owned old British sports cars for the last 38 years and I don’t understand why anyone would pay this kind of money for them. And it’s a good thing I already have one because I wouldn’t be able to afford to buy one at current prices.

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