The Triumph TR3A was built between 1957 and 1961 by the Standard Motor Car Company of Coventry as a two seater roadster, and boasted a number of cosmetic upgrades from the standard TR3. These included a wider front grill incorporating indicators, exterior door handles, lockable boot handle and an improved interior. With the TR3A, Triumph were genuinely able to rival MG and Jaguar offering practical, 100mph-plus, performance at a reasonable price. Powered by a 2 litre, 4 cylinder, engine developing just shy of 100bhp, the TR3A was capable of reaching 60mph in just under 11 seconds. Consequently, the TR3 was campaigned in various motor sport events including; Monte Carlo Rally, Tour de France, 12 Hours at Sebring and the Mille Miglia, achieving numerous outright, team and class victories. In 1959 Triumph even entered three extensively modified TR3’s to the 24H Le Mans race. At one point during the race one of the cars was running in overall seventh place before being forced to retire due to mechanical issues with just over an hour remaining of the race.
The Triumph TR3A offered at Autostorico is a 1959 registered car finished in Old English White with Black leather interior. Showing an indicated 91,336 miles this solid, rust free example underwent a full body off, restoration in late 1990s by Northern TR centre. Further restoration works include; brake overhaul, Full engine rebuild including unleaded fuel upgrade, suspension overhaul, upgraded rack and pinion steering, new electric fuel pump and the addition of an electric cooling fan. Other specification highlights include; original steering wheel, Jaeger period dials, tonneau cover, hood and various spare parts.
Supplied with a current V5 registration certificate and history file including various invoices a heritage certificate and other related material.
This beautiful little car offers the perfect opportunity to own a very usable British classic car, which would be suitable for Classic car rallies and will only appreciate further over time.
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