Lot 289 - 1960 Triumph TR3A

Lot 289 - 1960 Triumph TR3A

Lot 289 - 1960 Triumph TR3A

Lot Number 289
Registration HSL479
Chassis Number TS69500
Engine Number TS36750
Odometer reading 94,683 miles
Estimate £22,000 - £28,000

The Triumph TR3 was a car built between 1955 and 1957 by Standard-Triumph in the United Kingdom, during which time only 1286 cars were produced for the home market.  According to the TR Register, as of 2002 there remain only 893 registered TR3/3a's on UK roads.  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 was powered by a 1991 cc engine which initially produced 95 bhp increasing to 100 bhp at 5000 rpm.  The four speed manual transmission could be supplemented by an overdrive unit on the top three ratios electrically operated and controlled by a switch on the dash. In 1956 the front brakes changed from drum to disc becoming the first British series production car to be so fitted.  Because of these disc brakes, the TR3 and subsequent TR3A's became known for their superior braking ability, making it an autocross favorite. In 1957, the TR3 was replaced by an updated version, the TR3A.  Updates included new wide front grill, exterior door handles, lockable boot handle and came with a full tool kit as standard, although the TR3A's still retained the 1991cc engine.

On offer is this fully restored, ex California USA, 1960 Triumph TR3A with overdrive, which was imported to the United Kingdom in 2000 when it was completely stripped down and had a no expense spared restoration. Having completed very little mileage since the rebuild the car is still as fresh as the day she left the workshop, finished in British racing green with saddle hide interior and black Mohair cloth roof. The car is supplied with a tonneau cover, side screens, V5C registration document, a new MoT test certificate, an heritage certificate, a file of the bills and photographs of the restoration. This wonderful car is ready to use; the ideal vehicle for taking out and touring around the countryside on those long, hot summer evenings.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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