Discovered in a ramshackle Kentucky tobacco barn, sitting dormant after 40 years of storage, this 1961 Triumph TR4 -- a sports car produced by the British Triumph Motor Company from 1961 to 1965 -- has been revamped to run like it just came out of the factory.
After five years at the hands of restorer Danny Morton from Sterling British Motoring Society in Kentucky, the once dusty TR4 now flaunts modern appeal with a deep coat of black paint, complemented by black wire wheels and a clean, bumper-less look on the body. The car’s original engine has been rebuilt and is slightly bored-out for extra shove and driving pleasure, while the twin sidedraft SU carburetors are tuned well to provide lots of power.
Inside, custom red leather cabin breaks up the sea of shiny black sheetmetal, which contrasts nicely with the rest of the car. Little details throughout are noted too, such as the Marchal lamps up front bringing a bit of continental flair, as do the French badges on the hood and grille. In addition, the correct “banjo”-style wheel is intact and wears a stitched leather cover for extra grip, as the walnut dashboard is done to a very high standard, and surrounded by tight, supple black leather.
While the goal was not to create a new Triumph, the restorer wanted the look of an original car that has been loved and upgraded over the years. With that said, many of the trim and interior components are originals, and their intact patina lending some warmth and authenticity to the car that perfectly blends heritage and originality.
If you're interested in acquiring, the vehicle is listed for $39,995 USD and you can learn more about it here.
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