Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Mileage 
    825 mi / 1 328 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    TA/2215
  • Engine number 
    HPJG/2425
  • Lot number 
    55170
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Restored in 1980s and nicely mellowed with wonderful patina

- Original registration number and buff logbook

- History file including invoices and photos of the restoration

Announced in 1936, the TA established the famous T-Series pedigree which would persist until the mid-1950s. Designed around a simple new ladder-type chassis frame, with beam axles and front and rear, allied to ultra-stiff leaf springs, the newcomer was powered by an overhead-valve engine allied to part-synchromesh four-speed manual transmission. The top speed was up to 75mph, the ride was firm, but the entire driving experience was exhilarating. A total of 3,003 TAs were produced until 1939.

First registered on 6th April 1938 and understood to retain its original registration number, GRE 318 was restored during the 1980s and has been in the current ownership since 2005. Now finished in red with a lovely patina to the red leather seats, the car has been used sparingly by the vendor, mainly attending various shows around the country. Accompanied by a continuation buff logbook dating from 1960, Swansea V5C, assorted expired MoTs, invoices and restoration photographs, the most recent invoice on file relates to replacement of the master cylinder and front wheel brake cylinders in May 2017. Now only being offered for sale to assist with a family member's house purchase, this lovely TA is described as a "good useable example" with "very good" bodywork, engine, gearbox and interior and "good" paint.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)