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An Unusual TR-4 For Sale

By handlerstudio  
Some years ago (I think in the late 1980's), driving on a back country road in Upstate New York, we passed this TR-4 set up on a short 4 WD chassis, up on a bank, for sale. I drove past, then turned around and came back. How often do we see images worth photographing while driving, and choose not to stop, too much bother? This time, I stopped, and always have felt like it is a sort of strange image. Who would think to put a Triumph sports car on a clearly custom, short 4WD drivetrain. The trip was a kind of sentimental journey with my Dad, to places that we had each lived in earlier in our lives, he inSyracuse, me in Ithaca, and was the last trip he and I ever took together.

Tags: Humour and fun TR-4 hybrid

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
14 Jun 2013 2:25AM
An excellent capture.

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Potra 3 Venezuela
14 Jun 2013 2:34AM
They wanted to make sure people like you understood the car was FOR SALE, for God's sake! There are three signs, hahahaha!

I am glad you took that trip with your dad. Mine passed away while I was abroad (U.S.A.) in a long and thorny Graduate Program.

I had a boyfriend in the US that probably would've stopped and asked how much for the vehicle. Smile
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
14 Jun 2013 3:03AM
One way to take your little sports car up into the mountain outback. An unusual but interesting image. Nice you got to see it with your dad......Sandy
14 Jun 2013 3:35AM
Lo compro..Muy buena fotografía.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Jun 2013 3:55AM
I am wondering where you saw that car--- near the Catskills?


Glad for your sentimental journey!
I saw it on old Route 17, paralleling the current main road that runs along the Southern Tier of New York, as I remember, somewhere west of Ellenville.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
14 Jun 2013 4:35AM
They were serious about selling this car !! An excellent photo holding so many precious memories for you Peter !
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
14 Jun 2013 9:36AM
Whoever buys it has got some work to do!!

Great memories provoked by Pictures/Photograhs -- Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
14 Jun 2013 12:00PM
As they say, "Only in America". Si.
14 Jun 2013 1:11PM
Great image of this hybrid 4x4 off roader/Triumph TR4 sports car
Regards Brian
I always liked the TR-4.
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
14 Jun 2013 2:54PM
Well spotted, I wonder if he ever sold it
dudler Plus
13 468 908 England
14 Jun 2013 4:35PM
How utterly weird... Not to try to sell a car with such a need for a quick wipe-over with an oily rag, but to put a TR body on a drivetrain like that.

Shoving it so far up in the air would not have an entirely beneficial effect on the handling, I feel! Maybe a lesson in how to utterly bugger up the way a car works?

I bet they'd replaced the endgine, as well: I'm not entirely sure what a 4 had under the bonnet: I will never forget a couple of short trips in a friend's TR6, with the lovely, fuel-injected straight six. The revs went up fast, and the fuel level went down almsot as rapidly...
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Jun 2013 7:48PM
It is to easy to pass them by, well done to capture it

Peter

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