Classic Car Spotlight – 1959 Triumph TR3A

Price drop in time for summer driving season!

The Triumph TR3 is a British roadster produced between 1955 and 1962 by the Standard-Triumph Motor Company of Coventry, England. A traditional roadster, the TR3 is an evolution of the company’s earlier TR2 model, with greater power and improved braking.

Updated variants, popularly but unofficially known as the “TR3A” and “TR3B”, entered production in 1957 and 1962 respectively. With approximately 74,800 TR3s sold across all variants, the model was the company’s third best seller in the TR range, behind the TR7 (111,500 units) and TR6 (94,500 units) models. The Triumph was campaigned in races, hill climbs, and rallies across Europe and North America, with several outright, team, and class victories to its credit (source Wikipedia).

Our 1959 Triumph TR3A is a beautiful restoration in excellent shape. This sleek roadster had only two owners in the last 35 years and always stored in a climate-controlled garage. All original floorboards and frame with NO signs of rot or repair. Recent brake work with all rebuilt calipers, new pads, and a new master cylinder. The paint, although not perfect, shows only very minor flaws. Light green leather interior is in excellent shape with no rips, tears or signs of wear. The cockpit includes a rebuilt tachometer and a Lempart steering wheel. The car comes with a convertible top and a parade boot, a tonneau cover, and a California car cover, all in excellent shape except the car cover which has some minor staining. The trunk area is very nice and comes with a jack and handle. The engine has been upgraded to a TR4 motor and an overdrive transmission.  Other features include fresh battery, tires, auxiliary fan, gear reduction starter, and an exhaust system with a newer muffler and resonator. It rides on chrome spoke rims and knockoffs with Vredstein tires.

The car has 84,940 miles. It has been professionally inspected and is road-ready for the next ‘Cars-and-Caffeine’ event or car show. The car handles well on the road and is dependable — perfect for a summer drive. It is everything you would want in a British sports car.

Was $34,000, now $28,000!  See the full listing and gallery HERE.

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