Triumph TR3A 1960
Lot 303
Triumph TR3A 1960
Sold for €23,000 (US$ 27,153) inc. premium

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Triumph TR3A 1960
Châssis n° TS68286L
Moteur n° TS30962E (voir texte)

Cette TR3A a été livrée neuve à New York, aux États-Unis, en février 1960 et a été immatriculée en 1961. Cette voiture British Racing Green avec un intérieur en cuir gris est équipée des options chauffage, siège arrière d'appoint, couvre-tonneau et protège arceaux de capote, comme le confirme le certificat du BMIHT (British Motor Industry Heritage Trust). Signalons que le moteur, conforme à l'origine, n'est pas le block d'origine. En 1967, la voiture a été achetée par un militaire de l'US Navy, M. Henry Griffin, dont les 73 lettres adressées au TR Register du Royaume-Uni figurent au dossier. En possession de M. Richard Mitchell de Virginie en 2002, elle a été exportée en Belgique en 2012, date depuis laquelle elle n'a connu qu'un propriétaire.

Le rapport d'expertise qui l'accompagne conclut que cette TR3A a été entièrement restaurée il y a environ dix ans, n'a pratiquement pas roulé depuis et se trouve toujours dans un très bon état général. Une capote en vinyl, un couvre-tonneau et des écrans latéraux sont vendus avec, tandis que le dossier historique comprend un catalogue TR3, différentes listes de pièces détachées et de nombreux livres et de brochures du TR Register et de la Triumph Sports Owners Association des années 1970. Les papiers fournis sont le certificat du BMIHT et la correspondance mentionnés plus haut, des copies de l'ancien titre de propriété américain (2002), un dossier de factures anciennes et diverses factures récentes et les papiers d'immatriculation belge en cours.

Sans réserve

1960 Triumph TR3A
Chassis no. TS68286L
Engine no. TS30962E (see text)

This TR3A was despatched new to New York, USA in February 1960 and first registered in 1961. Finished in British racing Green with grey leather interior, the car was equipped with the optional heater, occasional rear seat, tonneau cover and hoodstick cover, as confirmed by the accompanying BMIHT certificate. (It should be noted that the engine, although of the correct type, is not original to this car). In 1967 the Triumph was bought by a US Navy serviceman, Mr Henry Giffin, whose 1973 correspondence with the UK's TR Register is on file. Owned by Mr Richard Mitchell of Virginia, USA in 2002, the car was exported to Belgium in 2012, since when it has had only one owner.

The accompanying 2013 condition report (expertise) concludes that this TR3A was completely restored approximately 10 years ago, has hardly been driven since, and is still in generally very good condition. A vinyl hood, tonneau cover and side screens come with it, while the history file contains a TR3 sales brochure; various parts lists; and a quantity of 1970s Triumph Sports Owners Association and TR Register books and newsletters. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned BMIHT certificate and previous-owner correspondence; copy old US title (2002); a file of old invoices; sundry recent invoices (2013-2014); and current Belgian registration papers.

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