Lot 106 - 1960 Triumph TR3A

Lot 106 - 1960 Triumph TR3A

Lot 106 - 1960 Triumph TR3A

Lot Number 106
Registration 956 BOH
Chassis Number TS70246
Engine Number TS70349
Odometer reading 12,480 miles
Result Sold - £13,584

The Triumph TR3 was built between 1955 and 1957 and was powered by a 1991cc engine which initially produced 95bhp increasing to 100bhp at 5000rpm. 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 dashboard. 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 favourite. In 1957, the TR3 was replaced by an updated version, the TR3A, which included new wide front grille, exterior door handles, lockable boot handle and came with a full toolkit as standard, although the TR3A's still retained the 1991cc engine.

This delightful TR3A was originally registered on 10th May 1960 and presents in good all-round condition. The current vendor has owned this Triumph for the last 18 years and has enjoyed the car immensely. Clearly restoration work was carried out on the car a number of years ago and the car is best described as having a nice patina with some age related marks. It should be noted that during the restoration, fibreglass rear wings were fitted. Finished in the great colour combination of Signal Red with black interior, the car sits proudly on wire wheels. We are advised it drives well, with no known faults, however the vendor has asked us to point out the fact that the fuel gauge does not work. This is a genuine UK supplied right hand drive TR3A which is perfectly useable as it is, although there is opportunity for improvement in certain areas. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 13th April 2023.

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