1959 Triumph TR3A Vehicle Identification Number TS43403L
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.