Lot 176 - 1962 Triumph TR3B

Lot 176 - 1962 Triumph TR3B

Lot 176 - 1962 Triumph TR3B

Lot Number 176
Registration tbc
Chassis Number TCF2113L
Engine Number 502137
Odometer reading 932 miles
Estimate £22,000 - £26,000
Result Sold - £25,760

The Triumph TR3 was built between 1955 and 1957 during which time only 1286 cars were produced for the home market.  According to the TR Register, as of 2002, there remains only 893 registered TR3/3A's on UK roads. The TR3B is an unofficial name given nowadays to the final version of the TR3 which was produced in 1962. It was offered concurrent with the TR4 which started production in 1961 and was a special short-production run in response to dealer concerns that the buying public might not welcome the TR4. It had the body of the later TR3A and two series were produced, one with a commission number preceded by 'TSF' of which 530 were produced and one with commission numbers preceded by TCF of which 2804 were produced. The TSF series were identical to the last run of TR3As and the TCF series had the 2.2 litre, TR4 engine. It also had different headlight rims, a wider grille and door handles.

This stunning example has been totally restored in 2013 with such fundamental elements such as  the body, frame, chassis, interior and engine all receiving due attention. The frame and suspension particularly has been sand-blasted and painted. She sits on new chrome wire wheels and benefits from an all new braking system. Described by the vendor as presenting in almost perfect condition throughout, this is a particularly good, not to mention rare, example of one of the more collectable British sportscars.

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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