Make en type: Triumph TR3A (RHD)
Production year: May 1960, original UK registration nr: BMF 27
Imported in Holland: 27-8-1986
Dutch registration nr: DH-76-98
Engine: 4 cylinders in line, 2138cc (USA-versie, TR3B), 100 BHP originally, very recently professionally tuned to 132 BHP
Engine en chassis: matching numbers
Engine nr: TS/75967-E
Chassis nr: TS/75748-O
Vehicle weight: 932 kg
Engine/body overhaul: engine and body rebuilt/restored in 1985, engine overhauls in 2003 en in 2018, no flaws
Body color: Connaught Green (BRG), last total respray: spring 2017
Engine cooling: electric, via fluid sensor
Overdrive: Laycock de Normanville, overhauled in 2016, operates flawlessly on 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear
Ex-factory options: electric overdrive, adjustable steering column, heater, rear seat and wire wheels
K&N air filters
72-spoke wire wheels, sprayed in body color
Suspension equiped with polyurethane bush kits and new rubbers in 2019
Uprated fast road leaf springs
Adjustable Koni telescopic dampers
Uprated front anti-roll bar
Modern light weight high output alternator
Modern light weight high torque starter motor
Chrome headlamp stone guards
2 bucket seats with 4 point harness seat belts
3 spoke wooden Moto-Lita steering wheel
Brooklands aeroscreens fitted behind the original windscreen
Road map side holders attached to both sides of the central tunnel
Central console with armrest
Headlamp replacement kit with high output H4 halogen bulbs
Extra period style spot lamps with high output H4 halogen bulbs
Extra reverse spotlight
Detachable stainless steel boot rack
Total engine rebuilt 2018:
In august 2018 Derondeau Motorentechniek from Aachen (Germany), commissioned by Red Baron Garage from Lanaken (Belgium), built an entirely new 2200cc TR3B engine tuned to a 130 BHP ‘Fast Road’ specification. Details are among others:
New pistons and cylinder liners
Re-machined and polished crankshaft with new bearings
Re-machined and weighed out driveshafts with new bushes and bearings
Cylinder head flowed and re-machined to a higher compression rate of 9.2:1
Slightly machined flywheel for further enhanced pick up performance
New camshaft with enhanced mid range performance band, type: Kent TH12 ‘fast road’ (TH 4-4)
Larger valves, machined to ‘Sport’ specification. Hardened valve seats for use of lead free fuel
All relevant engine parts blueprinted and balanced up to and including the flywheel
Fully overhauled and newly built SU carburettors
High performance carburettor needles contributing to the enhanced engine performance
Flowed inlet manifold, enlarged inlet tubing carburettors-to-engine.
Fast-flow 4-2-1 stainless steel exhaust systeem
Engine and cylinder head sprayed in black high gloss engine paint
Clutch equiped with new release bearing, sleaves and shaft
Programmable 1-2-3 electronic ignition
The original production certificate from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust is available.
A detailed report/rating from a professional appraiser is also at hand (dated october 8th. 2018).
I bought this Triumph TR3A from its first UK-owner some 35 years ago and drive/drove it at least once a week all year round, having made summer trips to Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Great Britain. The car is in very good condition, mechanically very sound and cosmetically very OK with no weak spots whatsoever. It has the obvious but nontheless very acceptable patina from motoring the Routes Nationales in France, rural areas in Italy and those typical country lanes in England and Wales. Since the recent engine overhaul - and the extra horsepower which was professionally added - it’s so much more fun to drive through mountainous regions specifically because of the even further enhanced mid range torque it produces.
Reason for selling the car now:
I am retired in the meantime and my wife and I are interested to invest in a camper.
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