History of Model
Introduced in 1961, Triumph continued their tradition of rugged traditional sports cars with the TR4. With its 2 litre engine and a 4 speed transmission which was offered with an overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear, the TR4 offered a perfect blend of good performance and reliability. In 1965, the TR4A was launched, with independent rear suspension, which sharpened the handling of the vehicle.Styled by the Italian designer Michelotti, the cars design with its removable roof panel was a novel idea, which predated the Porsche “targa” top by 5 years and allowed for structural rigidity and weather proofing, with an open air feel.The TR4 was extensively raced in period. In Europe the factory itself provided “works racer” and in America an organisation called Group 44 raced modified TR4’s at Sebring and other courses. Throughout the 60’s many TR4’s were involved in racing at Le Mans and other European races.