Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E

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Lot 161
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate
1965 Triumph TR4A

Sold for US$ 25,300 inc. premium
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate
1965 Triumph TR4A

Chassis no. CTC 61491 L
Engine no. C161464E

2,138cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
104bhp at 4,700rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*A two-owner car willed to Ardie Overby by his childhood friend
*Largely unrestored and preserved
*Desirable TR4A model with independent suspension all around
*Faithfully maintained and carefully used since new
*Affordable, classic British motoring



ARDON "ARDIE" OVERBY

A lifelong Portlander, Ardon "Ardie" Overby was a dyed-in-the-wool car enthusiast and -- as described by his numerous friends, family and patients -- a really good guy. A graduate of Portland State University and University of Oregon Dental, he practiced as an endodentist in Vancouver but took time to travel the world extensively and loved cars throughout all of it. Starting in high school, Ardie took old cars seriously, driving a '31 Chevy with bucket seats. One of his favorite teachers in high school drove a '55 Jaguar -- a car that inspired Ardie to buy his black XK140 FHC some years later. Chiefly known for his enthusiasm for the Chevrolet marque, through, his extensive knowledge of 1930s Bowtie cars was legendary, and his vast collection of Chevrolet dealer instruction materials and factory films will continue his legacy as part of the Antique Car Club of America's library.


THE TRIUMPH TR4

First step in the TR's transition from uncomplicated, rugged sports car to something altogether more refined, the TR4 was introduced in 1961. Giovanni Michelotti's new bodyshell brought the styling up to date while beneath the skin there were numerous chassis changes. Rack-and-pinion steering, widened front and rear track, and an all-synchromesh gearbox contributed to improved driveability. The standard engine was the 2,138cc four-cylinder overhead-valve unit first offered on the TR3A, and when equipped with the optional overdrive, the TR4 was good for a top speed of almost 110mph. Today, the four-cylinder TRs are among the easiest of post-war classic sports cars to own and maintain, being supported by a multitude of component suppliers and other specialists.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This charming TR4A was bought new by Ardie's close childhood friend, Tim Ruvo. Tim was a whiz with anything electrical, as a result much of the electrical work on Mr. Overby's cars was done by him. When Tim passed away suddenly, Ardie took it upon himself to help his family dispose of his vehicles -- but the Ruvo family felt it was important the TR4 stay with Ardie and willed him the car.

A largely original and unrestored car, it shows today as a well-kept and sympathetically maintained example. Finished in Signal Red over black upholstery, the Triumph is fitted with sporting Minilite type wheels. While it is a two-owner car from new, given Ardie and Tim's close friendship, it would not be out of line to say this car is practically single family owned from new!

Without reserve

Footnotes

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1966.
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Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
Offered from the Ardon 'Ardie' Overby Estate,1965 Triumph TR4A  Chassis no. CTC 61491 L Engine no. C161464E
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