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Even if I do not drive during the wintertime, the hardtop is ideal to enjoy a cold day in November, with no snow and salt on the road. It was a long journey, from the bare shell I bought, repairs, paint, and the toughest of them all, getting the rear glass in - one winter did pass, furthermore spring and autumn but now - when most of the people put their cars inside the garage, I'm looking forward to drive around with my TR4A and it's hardtop.
One of the rarest hardtops available for the Triumph Spitfire made by Lenham was not their fastback hardtops, of which 4 are known, but the "two piece" targa/surrey style hardtop named Torado. It is the only Hardtop, I have never seen one, not even a modern photograph.
I found the pictures of this nice example of a TR4 as a rally prepare car on: https://stevemckelvie.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/the-triumph-trs-the-triumph-tr4/ . They were taken during the Maple Leaf Winter Rally in February 2011. Besides the fact, that it is a very early car (production number 217), I want to share the photographs with you, because of the very unusually after market hardtop. It seems to be longer, very cloe to the filler cap and the rear window hasn't got the styling the...