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1963 Triumph Dové GTR4

1963 Triumph Dové GTR4 in Gek Op Wielen, TV Series, 2005-2014 Ep. 08/S1

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: UK

1963 Triumph Dové GTR4

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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vilero ES

2009-11-27 11:54

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According the info of Gliffhanger in the forum he says it's a Triumph TR4 Dove. There is no info of Dove in the site. I've found info about 1963 TRIUMPH TR4 DOVE GTR4 and others sites say Dové GTR4 (Triumph TR4 in GT form). Which would be its most properly way?

chris40 UK

2009-11-27 15:14

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Wikipedia:

Dové GTR4

Perhaps the most rare production TR4 model is the Dové GTR4 (and GTR4A) — a TR4 rebuilt as a coupé by a specialist coachbuilder for the Dove dealership in Wimbeldon, London; only 43 were produced. The conversions were by Harrington Motor Bodyworks, mostly known for construction of the Harrington Alpine, a similarly converted Sunbeam Alpine. Although most were based on the TR4 model, the sales brochure pictures a TR4A version of these cars. The engines came with such period extras as a heater in the water jackets to assist early morning starts. Some were fitted with fully balanced motors by Jack Brabham Motors or Laystall Engineering in London, which was offered as an option in the sales catalogue. Two jump seats were placed behind the driver's seat using identical materials to the originally equipped standard TR4. A wood-rimmed wheel with riveted perimeter was fitted to some models along with auxiliary lamps under the front bumper bars. A metallised identifying sticker with "Dové" on it was fitted to the glovebox lid. On the rear deck to the left below the lid, was another identifying badge with the Dové logo. The side window glasses were specially shaped with a flat top edge to fit the new roof line. Each Dové was an individual order and some variation occurred in each car. Tinted swing-down see-through acrylic sun visors were custom fitted. The aerodynamics of the Dové gave it good acceleration from 80 mph (130 km/h) to 100 mph (160 km/h) in comparison with the standard version of the car. They were originally conceived by L.F. Dove & Co. as their attempt to fill the GT category for Europe, hence the French nomenclature with an inflection at the end of the word Dové. The cars were priced at £1250, almost as much as a Jaguar E-Type, and as such were uncompetitive price-wise. One example was exported for sale through Australian Motor Industries in Melbourne, Australia. A road test of one of these cars was reported in Autocar magazine dated June 7, 1963. Up to a dozen of the cars are known to still exist.

Bebert FR

2009-12-02 09:52

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Alors, Dove, avec ou sans accent?
Si l'on en croit Steve Dival du TR Drivers Club, il semble que ce soit un abus de langage: http://www.trdrivers.com/the_dove_gtr4.html Et ce d'autant que les docs publicitaires l'écrivent sans accent: [Image: dovewy.jpg]
Alors que la presse en met un: Link to "cgi.ebay.co.uk"
Personnellement, je l'écrirait sans accent puisque le nom du carrossier n'en a pas. Quoiqu'il en soit 1961+

chris40 UK

2009-12-02 11:10

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Avec, no question: check my quote from Wikipedia above. In the company logo the upward lightning flash probably served as the accent aigu. I can remember the GTR4A coming out, and the accent was always present.

Sunbar UK

2009-12-02 12:39

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1963 according to the 'for sale' listing from http://www.thegallerybrummen.nl/nl/collectie/

sixcyl FR

2009-12-02 12:39

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Production from March 1963 until 1965, for this coupe 2+2 version Dové GTR4

sixcyl FR

2009-12-02 12:41

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12:39 Sunbar ... :beer:

Bebert FR

2009-12-02 13:57

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S'il s'agit de la même que celle qui est à vendre, alors oui 1963. Sinon, la prod débute en 1961 d'après eux: http://www.motorbase.com/vehicle/by-id/373/

sixcyl FR

2009-12-02 14:07

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Oui, en effet...mais ils disent aussi que 100 auraient été fabriquées , tandis que ma source (R.Bellu) indique 53 uniquement , et Chris40 quant à lui fait état de 43 voitures produites seulement... il y a donc contradictions multiples entre les sources.
Par ailleurs la TR4 de base est sortie fin 1961, ce qui en fait un modèle 1962.

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