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TRIUMPH

1959 TR3A


$ 64,000

THE STORY

Produced in Coventry, England between 1955 and 1962 by the Standard-Triumph Motor Company, these beautifully designed vehicles epitomise the traditional rear wheel drive British roadster.

The first production car to include standard front disc brakes, the model was an instant sales and motorsport success and was represented in races, hill climbs, and rallies across Europe and North America, enjoying many outright, team and class victories.

Replacing the TR2, the TR3 had greater power and updated variants were popularly (but unofficially) known as the "TR3A" (1957) and "TR3B" (1962).

In 1959 a further modified version came out with raised stampings under the bonnet and boot hinges and under the door handles, as well as a redesigned rear floor section. In addition, the windscreen was attached with bolts rather than the connectors originally used.

The TR3A had a full width radiator grille, removable plexiglass side curtains, exterior door handles, lockable boot handle and came with a full tool kit as standard.

The TR3A was so successful that the original panel moulds eventually wore out and had to be replaced. Just under 58,000 were produced and it is estimated today that under 9,000 of these have survived.

Despite being over 50 years old these cars are still competitive in the E-production class of the Sports Car Club of America.

 

THE CAR

Here we have a glorious 1959 Triumph TR3A finished in sparkling white with black interior.

Coming from long term ownership, the car has been well looked after and is well sorted.

The detailed engine bay houses the original spritely 2.2 litre four cylinder engine with twin SU carburettors.

Also in place is the original four speed gearbox with overdrive available in both third and fourth gears.

Handling is light and the disc brakes pull up this roadster with ease.

The car features its detachable side curtains, black rag top, rear luggage rack, beautiful wire wheels with knock offs, faultless alloy grill, vented bonnet with locking pins, original banjo steering wheel and beautifully simple and elegant gauge cluster.

Previously on historic registration in SA, the car is currently unregistered.

Your chance to own a stylish, gorgeous roadster.

SPECIFICS

BODY: Roadster

ENGINE: 2.2 Litre Straight Four

FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM: Twin SU Carburettors

TRANSMISSION: 4 Speed Manual with Overdrive

PAINT:  White

TRIM: Black Vinyl 

VIN: TS78794

CONDITION: Excellent

MILEAGE: 72,030