1964 Triumph TR4, has a lot of potential! Low reserve

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 999999
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: ford mustang II
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Chatsworth, California, United States


*** Please note that my reserve is approx 1/2 of what I paid for this car***
I purchased this car on eBay with the belief that it ran great, brakes work, just jump in and drive. The seller stated in his ad that it had a Mustang II motor, and when I purchased the car, I intended on replacing the motor with a TR4 engine. Unfortunately, when I received the car, he forgot to mention that the brakes were bad, the car was lifted off the frame, separated by wooden blocks, a feature he claimed he didn't really notice, the frame has a dent in it (most likely repairable according to my mechanic), and that there was some (slight) rust on the driver's side door.
For those who have the resources to fix the car up, except for having to repaint a couple of areas, the body rest of the paint is pretty good.
Pros: Aside from the rust on the door, which is easily repairable, and the scratch pictured in this ad, again, easily repairable since the color can be matched, the rest of the body seems pretty solid, and the existing paint job seems to be pretty good.
The body is overall straight.
After all the issues mentioned in this ad are resolved, I believe this would make a great driver TR4.
Cons:The car is lifted - for for three hours of work, it can be placed onto it's frame again, assuming there are no obstructions (could be the Mustang II motor?)
The frame has a dent in it, which apparently can be repaired, but please do not take that as a guarantee.
Rear panel and drivers side door can easily be sanded down and properly repainted.
Brakes, and probably a front end overhaul.
This can be a pro or con, the interior was customized.