Rare overdrive example
1958 Triumph TR3A Roadster
Chassis no. TS/28124-LO
Engine no. TS/28445-E
A matching-numbers example, this TR3A comes with BMIHT certificate showing that it was built in left-hand drive configuration for the North American market and finished originally in black with red leather interior. It was delivered equipped with the desirable options of a heater and the sought after manual/overdrive transmission, both of which it retains. The car was imported from the USA to Belgium in 2010 and has had only one owner since then. Its California Certificate of Title and the shipping invoice from Long Beach, USA to Antwerp are available.
Cosmetically restored recently, the car also benefits from an engine rebuild (undertaken in 2011) which included a new crankshaft, piston rings, bearings, clutch, etc, while the cylinder head was overhauled with new valve springs and valve guides. The car has been completely repainted in light yellow and the rubbers have been renewed also. The black vinyl seats are said to be in 'as new' condition - likewise the matching vinyl soft-top - while the tonneau cover and side screens are new.
Driven only infrequently since the restoration's completion, the car is said to be in great condition with hardly any trace of use. Chrome is in very good condition and the engine bay very clean. Registered in 2011 by the last owner, this recently refurbished Triumph TR3A comes with Belgian registration papers, sundry maintenance invoices, original manual, factory brochure and some period magazines featuring the model.