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1963 Triumph GTR4 Dové

Sale price: £25,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 19.02.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: GTR4 Dové
Year: 1963
Type: Coupe
Mileage: 498
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1963 Triumph GTR4 Dové for sale

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  • 1963 Triumph GTR4 Dové

For sale by auction on Saturday 07 March 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
We are proud to offer a rather unusual but very useful version
of the Triumph TR4. The GTR4 Dové was a fastback conversion
manufactured by Thomas Harrington Coachbuilders of Hove in Sussex
who converted TR4s for the Wimbledon based agent. L F Dove Ltd. The
conversion featured a fastback roof. a 15 gallon fuel tank. fold
down 2+2 rear seating and a rear hatch making the Dové a practical
long distance tourer. It is not exactly known how many were built;
speculation varies between 40 and 55 but less than 20 are believed
to have survived.
This Wedgewood blue example was restored from a wreck by Andy
Smith in 1998 and was the lead feature in the August 2001 issue of
Practical Classics. It was subsequently sold and exported to
Switzerland where it was used for road rallies and eventually
ending up in Holland where it stood for five years. It was
purchased by the current owner in October 2012 requiring some
re-commissioning. Once back in the UK. these works were undertaken
and included some sensible upgrades. The cylinder head was removed
and overhauled and now runs on unleaded fuel. A rebuilt gearbox and
overdrive were fitted and. whilst the gearbox was out. a new clutch
was also fitted. Further works and additions include; a tubular
stainless steel exhaust manifold and system. a rebuilt radiator and
electric fan. a thin fan belt conversion. overhauled hydraulic
system. new rear brake linings and shoes. new front discs and pads
and a set of new chrome wire wheels and tyres. The instruments have
been overhauled and re-calibrated. The interior required new
carpets and the seats were sympathetically restored with new piping
added. The L F Dove Ltd moniker adorns the enamelled dashboard. The
most worrying job was the replacement of the hardtop rubbers and
headlining. This involved the removal of the hardtop and was
carried out successfully judging by the excellent panel fit. This
handsome GTR4. on a recent test. starts easily and displays
excellent oil pressure when hot. On the road it is reassuring with
everything working as it should.

Fortunately. on return to the UK. the Dové was re-issued with
its original registration number and currently has a long MoT test
certificate. This GTR4 Dové represents a fabulous opportunity to
acquire something rather stylish whilst being a practical long
distance tourer.

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