INTRODUCTION BY JOHN SWAUGER
We are pleased to offer our new TR4 and TR4A Glovebox Companion
Catalogue. This catalogue is an expanded edition of the TR4 and TR4A Mini
Web Catalogue published in May of 2007. Over the past three years, customers
have used the earlier catalogue to purchase parts to maintain and restore their
TR4's and TR4A's. The new catalogue features more catalogue sections and
greater detail. We hope that you will find it to be useful.
Enthusiasm for the TR4 and TR4A models is strong and continues to grow.
Every year it seems that more customers are undertaking full restorations of
TR4's and TR4A's, and the results are evident as we travel to car shows around
the country. There are many perfectly restored cars appearing at the shows in
addition to cars that are being maintained for daily driving as well as some that
have been modified for competition driving.
When introduced in 1961, the TR4 appeared to be a completely new car
from the TR3A that had been so popular, and in many ways it was a new car.
The new TR4 featured rack and pinion steering, all-synchro gearbox, larger
displacement engine, roll-up windows, and a total restyling of the body by
Michelotti, but this different package was fitted to a modified TR3A chassis
frame, still featuring a solid axle and the same brakes and suspension as the
TR3A. On the other hand, the TR4 was also the next step in the evolution of the
TR series that began with the TR2 and ended in 1976 with the last TR6. Early
This TR4 takes a tight corner on the Autocross course at one of TRFs