Lot 236 - 1959 Triumph TR3A

Lot 236 - 1959 Triumph TR3A

Lot 236 - 1959 Triumph TR3A

Lot Number 236
Registration 950 XVJ
Chassis Number TS58520L
Engine Number TS58790-E
Odometer reading 24,000 miles
Estimate £20,000 - £25,000
  • Subject to a bare metal restoration
  • Engine rebored to 2200cc

The Triumph TR3 was built between 1955 and 1962 and was usually supplied as an open two-seater, although an occasional rear seat and bolt-on steel hardtop were available as extras. It 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 dash. In 1956, the front brakes changed from drum to disc becoming the first British series production car to do so. Because of these disc brakes, the TR3 became known for its superior braking ability, making it an autocross favourite.

Presented in an attractive powder blue with black trim this 1959 TR3A was initially exported but returned to the UK in 2016. Originally a left hand drive example upon its repatriation this British sport car was returned to right hand drive as part of a comprehensive chassis up bare metal restoration. The engine was also treated as part of the process being bored out to 2200cc litres, up from the regular 1991cc, needless to say the performance thus is exhilarating and competitive. New hood and side screens accompany the car for the inclement weather and 950 XVJ also has a good history file. A TR3A with overdrive that would be equally at home on the road or should you wish on a hill climb with a restoration cost alone in the many thousands, this is a fantastic opportunity to own a very capable and usable British icon. Consigned by Mathew Priddy.




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