<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L

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Lot 110
1961 Triumph TR3A

Sold for US$ 20,160 inc. premium
1961 Triumph TR3A
Chassis no. TS78909 L

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

*Recipient of recent mechanical refreshing
*Matching specification shown on Heritage Trust Certificate
*The classic Triumph sports car
*Fun weekend companion


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

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.

Shown today in the specifications matching the vehicle's Heritage Trust Certificate, this Silverstone Grey over red leather TR3A was delivered new to Baltimore, Maryland back in 1961 fitted with a heater, whitewall tires, wire wheels, tonneau cover, an adjustable steering column, and a hood stick cover.

In more recent times, the Triumph was stored in the Pacific Northwest and was subject of a reconditioning to return the vehicle back to proper road use. As such, a new stainless-steel exhaust system was fitted, and the brakes received new wheel cylinder, shoes, rebuilt calipers, and new front brake pads. Further the clutch master cylinder and fuel pump were replaced. While the exterior paint, and top are of an older vintage, inside the vehicle received new upholstery and carpeting.

Ready to use, and perfect for upcoming spring and summer outings down undulating back roads, the Triumph TR3 has made for an enjoyable driving companion for more than 50 years.
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<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
<b>1961 Triumph TR3A</b><br />Chassis no. TS78909 L
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