1959 Triumph TR3

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

4 Cylinder Manual

AUCTION
Salt Lake City, Utah
RUN
#45
YEAR
1959
MAKE
Triumph
MODEL
TR3
STYLE
2 door convertible
ENGINE
4 Cylinder
TRANSMISSION
Manual
COLOR
Blue

SOLD!  $36045

1959 Triumph TR3A
  Vehicle Identification Number TS43403L  

Nut-and-bolt restoration
1991cc I-4 engine
4-speed manual transmission
A classic British roadster  

The first TR series roadsters were a revelation when they appeared in 1953. Boasting performance that was on par with the more expensive Austin-Healey 100 and exceptional handling, Triumph took the sports car market by storm. With affordability that was competitive with the much slower MG TD, Triumph continued to improve upon the basic formula, introducing the TR3 in 1955. It was the first mass-production sports car to feature front disc brakes and was available for purchase with a number of options that made it a formidable competitor on the race or rally circuit. Although not an official designation, the TR3A that debuted in late 1957 proved to be Triumph’s most popular model ever, thanks to its best in class performance, legendary reliability and stout construction. A full classic, this is a fine representative of an iconic sports car.  

The Motorcar Offered
 

 This TR3A was built January 30, 1959 and shipped to the United States not long afterwards. Originally finished in powder blue over beige leather, this pristine example was subjected to a complete nut-and-bolt restoration only 1000 miles ago to the highest standard. At that time it received a colour change to a darker shade of blue that is more fitting to the car’s masculine nature. From the interior to the engine compartment, everything is as it should be, including details such as decals and metal finish. Equipped from new with an occasional rear seat, this delightful roadster represents the best of a proud breed and is sure to dazzle at the next All British Field Meet.  

Estimate:  $40,000-45,000