While walking around Santa Fe New Mexico, I crossed paths with this red Triumph TR4A IRS, very much an endangered car having been produced for only 2 years between 1965-1967. At the time, this sports car sold for about $2,500. The car was a new edition of the TR4, and had a new chassis and rear suspension that was intended to provide a more comfortable ride for a sports car.
Let take a look.
The wire wheels you see below were an extra cost – 36 pounds more in the UK. Not a bad deal.
This is the view from where I spotted the car from the road I was walking on. A nice surprise.
And so I got a little closer. Here is a look from the rear of this small sporty convertible.
The front end has some interesting design to it…kinda pointy. Some nice chrome details.
Interesting detail on the wheels too – it looks like they were built to unbolt and change quickly with that handle.
Here is a look from the rear side angle. Obviously it was a hot day being in New Mexico, and looking at that soft top, I felt it must be super brittle from the power of the suns rays beating down.
Curves, chrome, undulations…
And finally, a close up on the right side of this good looking Triumph TR4A IRS (1965-1967).
Want to see another Triumph from the past? Check out this 1973 Triumph Spitfire Mark IV found in Rome, Italy.