Triumph TR4A Front Seat Cover Kits
Identification: return to 'horseshoe' style enclosed vertical pleating seen on TR2 and TR3; tubular framed seats, with fixed back; with contrasting piping.
Notes on Ordering Seat Colours
LATE TR4 & TR4A: In some respects seating in TR4s and TR4As was a simpler business than in the earlier sidescreen cars; in other respects - namely the style of the seat itself and the changepoints between the usage of styles - it was rather more complex. There were three types of seat; the first two, used on earlier TR4s, were visually similar to (but not quite the same as) the bucket seat of the sidescreen cars and were only differentiated by the cover pleating patterns. These seats may be found in the previous section of this catalogue. Late model TR4s and all TR4As used a much more modern affair with tubular framed construction, TR4As differing from TR4s, again, in the pleating pattern used. Going back to TR4 seats, it seems that the changeover between the types of seat fitted was governed by what colours of obsolete seat assembly Standard Triumph had remaining in stock when the next seat design arrived, and the desire to use that stock rather than waste it. As a result, the break points between styles and colours were not exactly hard and fast. The chassis numbers quoted in this section should therefore only be taken as an approximate guide.
As for colours, well, the situation is the same as that told on the TR4-TR4A Interior Trim Panels & Kits pages: colours currently available are black, midnight blue, cherokee red and matador red. Leather was always considered a special order option from the factory in place of the usual synthetic materials (vynide on the first two styles of TR4 seat and ambla on the late TR4 & TR4A seats). Requests for seat covers in different colours to the usual four options can be entertained as special orders, but rely on reasonable availability of materials in those colours in the industry.