Parts Donor: 1964 Triumph TR4

1964 Triumph TR4

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This TR4 is quite rough, so much so the seller even states it’s a parts car. Given the lack of an engine, transmission and most of its interior, I wonder if it is even that good of a parts donor. The body panels don’t look too rough, so perhaps there is $1,500 worth of parts here? You can take a look at this donor here on eBay in Easton, Pennsylvania.

1964 Triumph TR4 Interior

I’m curious to know what exactly happened to this TR. It looks like it might have caught fire, but I could be wrong.

Triumph TR4 Parts Car

With any luck, this one at least ran when parked! What do you think? Is this a parts car or a potential project?

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  1. motoring mo

    Send it to the crusher, put it out of its misery.

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    • Doug Towsley

      “Send it to the crusher, put it out of its misery.”

      Flame troll or Sociopath? Whats wrong with you?

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  2. Dave Wright

    D Production SCCA

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  3. RON

    I hate to see anything this old ad a desireable car to restore sent to scrap. I would think there are running models out there with bad panels someone just wants to put together and drive for this price that would m ake this car worth worth half the asking price. parts just aren’t cheap on anything anymore and especially when you find yourself on the budget end of starting a hobby

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    • St.Ramone de V8

      Yep, I agree, Ron. It’s not like this thing is rotted back into Mother Earth…,yet. I’m thinking there was a fire. May have been a decent car before that. I see a great parts car for body panels and suspension parts at least. Restoring this would be crazy.

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  4. HoA Howard AMember

    Well, finally we have an accurate mileage reading.( 999,999) I believe it did have a fire, probably started with the dash, possibly Lucas related. Like RON sez, great parts car. Many of these have already been crushed, and if I had a TR-4, this would be in my back yard.

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  5. Bob S

    This appears amazingly uncorroded for the way it is stored and where it is located. Must have been a great car before the fire. If it is not rusted out, would be an OK candidate for acid dipping and restoring? Why not? A Brit would love this project as they usually start with far worse.

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  6. Van

    Polish the paint, clear coat. Put in front yard doors open flowers spilling out.
    Maybe a couple of garden gnomes.

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  7. Matt Jadud

    I lost my ’61’ bugeye to sitting like this TR4.
    There are potentially good axles, a questionable tranny, a rear end, front A- arms and springs, and other things, but I am afraid that $1500 is way out of line. I bought a ’64’ for $1100 and started the motor a few days after getting it home. I have completed the floors, inners, and outers sills recently on it.
    What have you got here?
    If you desperately need a part on this car then maybe…but with no title, why buy it ?
    C’list or E-bay has parts.
    But good luck to the seller anyway…


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  8. Doug Towsley

    Car is pretty far gone, It COULD be restored, I agree in I dont see a lot of rust. Parts are out there. I know people who have that stuf stashed.
    But I also agree would be a better choice as a either a race car tribute for the street Or a actual vintage class race car. A lot of racers would LOVE to get their hands on this. Scrap it? I dont think so. Somebody needs and attitude adjustment

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  9. Mark S

    I’m sure there is a complete rust bucket out there that could be a donor for this car as it looks restoreable to me and would be a fun little project car. Nice find.

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  10. Chris In Australia

    Screams underdash fire to me. I agree, theres good parts in this one. Its restorable, based on what I see in the pics.

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  11. Larry W Blum Jr

    Looks like a good candidate for a small block Ford engine transplant! The purists couldn’t complain too much if you showed them the before pictures.

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