1959 Triumph TR3A
Chassis no. TS50416L0
Engine no. S50508E
1,991cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
100bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension Live Rear Axle
Front Disc Brakes Rear Drum Brakes
*Beautifully restored example
*Concours award winner
*The classic Triumph sports car
*Fun weekend companion
The Triumph TR3
Lacking a sports car capable of competing with those of MG and Jaguar, Triumph started developing a new sports car, the TR2, which it displayed proudly at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1953. An enormous success both at home and abroad, it was to be expected that its successor - the TR3 - would represent evolution rather than revolution.
Introduced in October 1955, the TR3 was, indeed, little different from the preceding TR2. Changes to the 2.0-liter engine boosted power from 90 to 95bhp, but the most obvious difference was the adoption of an 'egg box' radiator grille. The engine developed 100bhp courtesy of a new cylinder head by mid-1956; then in August, Girling front disc brakes were introduced. The TR3A was introduced during 1957, with cosmetic changes including new front-end styling featuring a full-width grille incorporating sidelights/indicators, and locking door and trunk handles plus an improved interior. Today these charismatic Triumph sports cars remain popular for their usability, ease of maintenance, good looks and the fact that they are immense fun to drive.
The Motorcar Offered
Offered here is wonderful example of the TR3A model. A left hand drive example, this Triumph was most likely delivered new to the US. A comprehensive restoration was performed about 10 years ago. It appears every area of the car was attended to; interior, top, exterior paint, chassis and engine compartment. Finished in a classic bright red, the car is elegantly fitted with chrome wire-wheels mounted with period looking white-wall tires. The interior is neatly appointed in a darker red, with contrasting white piping. In addition to owning this wonderful TR3A, the new owner can also look forward to a scheduled feature in the October issue of Automobile magazine about this car. A great car for weekend drives and Concours showings, here is a fine example of one of Britain's most iconic roadsters.