Triumph TR3 A
Triumph TR3 A
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Triumph TR3 A
Year 1960
Registration plate UK
Chassis Number TS/67045-L
Engine Number TS/67217-E
Engine Capacity 1991cc
Transmissions Four speed + Overdrive
Mileage 9758
Body style Roadster
Interior color Black
Exterior color Pale Yellow
Seating capacity Two
Wheels and Tyres Chrome Whire Wheels
Asking Price POA
The Triumph TR3 was produced between 1955 and 1962 by the Standard-Triumph Motor Company of Coventry, England. A traditional roadster, the TR3 is an evolution of the company’s earlier TR2 model, with greater power and improved braking. Updated variants, popularly but unofficially known as the "TR3A" and "TR3B", entered production in 1957 and 1962 respectively. The rugged ‘sidescreen’ TR, so named for its employment of removable plexiglass side curtains, was a sales and motorsport success. With approximately 74,800 TR3s sold across all variants, the model was the company’s third best seller after the TR7 and TR6, The Triumph was campaigned in races, hill climbs, and rallies across Europe and North America, with several outright, team, and class victories to its credit Although the car was usually supplied as an open two-seater, an occasional rear seat and bolt-on steel hard top were available as extras. The car is powered by a 1991 cc straight-four OHV engine initially producing 95 bhp (71 kW; 96 PS), an increase of 5 hp over the TR2 thanks to the larger SU-H6 carburettors fitted. This was later increased to 100 bhp at 5000 rpm[5] by the addition of a "high port" cylinder head and enlarged manifold. The four-speed manual gearbox could be supplemented by an overdrive unit on the top three ratios, electrically operated and controlled by a switch on the dashboard. In 1956 the front brakes were changed from drums to discs, the TR3 thus becoming the first British series production car to be so fitted. Originally shipped to Cal. Sales Inc USA on 11th February 1960, this LHD TR3A was returned from the USA in 1997, since being registered in the UK, it has enjoyed only two owners since it was imported , the most recent having owned the car since 1998. There is a comprehensive history file with the car, confirming regular maintenance with attached invoices, and mileage confirmed up to 2015 by the MOT records of at that time 9645 miles. The first MOT issued in 1997 confirms the start mileage of 209 miles, and is followed though in consecutive MOT’s. When purchased at auction in 1998 the car was described as having received a total ground up restoration, with a perfect chassis and renewed running gear.
The car is in very well kept condition, being with the previous owner for 18 years, during which time it has been regularly serviced, and kept in a heated garage. There is a substantial history file with the car detailing work carried out, MOT’s mileage history together with a BMIHT Heritage Certificate showing that it was originally shipped to California in February 1960, it subsequently returned to the UK in 1997, a well documented and cared for TR3. The mechanics had been overhauled, the body panels were original, but the floor plans were new, as were the trim, carpets, hood and side screens.
Excellent pale yellow coachwork with chrome wire wheels, complete with full length tonneau, hood and side screens.
Black Interior with white piped black seats
Extremely well maintained, with very good engine, gearbox, electronic ignition, new brakes, a recent full service with oil change and filter, renewed front suspension, and water pump.
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