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10-23-2006, 04:06 PM
After a long search, I found the right car for me. I found a true "garage find" this weekend and I am now the proud owner of a 1962 Triumph TR4 (Surrey top). I also own a 1990 Range Rover Classic.

The TR4 details: It was owned by a neighbor. I knew he owned one, but had not seen it in years. I thought he had sold it. Turns out, he drove it home one day parked it, got married the next weekend and never drove it again. ????? It was a good thing for me. Six years later I find out he has it in the garage and wants to sell it. I called him up and next thing you know it is mine.

It had a frame off restoration in 1997 and won an award at the BMW Euroautofestival in 97. The previous owner bought it in 1998 or 1999 and drove it on weekends until April 2000. That is when he parked it and got married. It has 3,600 miles on the clock since the restoration.

Other than the 6 year dust coating, the car still looks incredible and the paint and chrome are impeccable. The engine was rebuilt during the restoration and I think it is going to fire up and purr by the end of this week. I can't wait!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif


10-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Welcome, TRactor driver!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

10-23-2006, 04:11 PM
1962 TR4 (https://static.flickr.com/96/277369294_e8b82bd149.jpg?v=0)

10-23-2006, 04:13 PM
TR4 profile (https://static.flickr.com/82/277369297_e97b0ea346.jpg?v=0)

TR4 Interior (https://static.flickr.com/117/277369307_f95ce0fdeb.jpg?v=0)

TR4 dash (https://static.flickr.com/114/277369302_cea68873dd.jpg?v=0)

10-23-2006, 04:24 PM
My Rangie in action

Range Rover (https://static.flickr.com/113/266077560_2a626f4cf2.jpg?v=0)

tony barnhill
10-23-2006, 04:35 PM
Welcome - I thought the Surrey top was the one that was a half top permanently mounted on car...nice ride though!

10-23-2006, 04:59 PM
The backlight is permanently mounted, but the center top section is detachable. In the profile photo you can see the line where the hard center section comes off.

Kirk, do you also have the fabric center section?

10-23-2006, 06:02 PM
Whoa! *Nice* shot of the Range Rover!


10-23-2006, 06:09 PM
Great find....both cars look great, the rover pic is amazing.

10-23-2006, 06:44 PM

Nice Ride.

I have always loved TR4's and am not a TR guy. One day I hope to add one to the stable.

Great Car!!!!

10-23-2006, 07:06 PM
Whoa! *Nice* shot of the Range Rover!


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Thanks. It is known as "The Beast".

10-23-2006, 07:07 PM
"Kirk, do you also have the fabric center section?"

No, it is the only missing piece. Any suggestions where to find one?

10-24-2006, 04:37 AM
Nice photos, looks like a great find.

Though I cannot undestand your neighbor just leaving it there...
a month maybe, even 3 or 4, perhaps; depending on the wife.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

... but YEARS? No, not I.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonod.gif

10-24-2006, 10:01 AM
Moss Motors and the Roadster Factory sell them.


10-26-2006, 02:46 PM
She lives. I breathed life into the old SU's and they popped and sputtered and spit and then she roared to life.

The carbs need to be rebuilt, the clutch and brake master cylinders are shot, she needs a brake job, fuel pump leaks, she needs a tuneup and many little bits here and there. All-in-all, I think she is glad to have found a home and will give a lot of smiles in years to come.

10-26-2006, 03:29 PM
Awesome!! Now the fun begins!! Soon you'll be drivin'! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif

Be sure to post any questions you have about those little projects in the Triumph forum!!