Triumph TR3A - 1959
|An amazing well executed example of a Triumph TR3A. It is unique that the car has been for such a long time by a single ownership of 25 years. The color combination is just superb. It fits the TR3A extremely well. Not without a reason has she been awarded with 37 international concourse d’élégances victories, from several Cox & Buckles master classes up to the prestigious concours Palais Het Loo (Apeldoorn-NL) with euphoric national and international victories.
This specific TR3A has a superb color combination with her authentic powder blue color on the outside combined with the darker shadow blue color on the inside. The body of the TR3A is beautifully executed a nice quality paint with very decent door gaps. The chrome is excellent and also the rubbers which are all in good condition. The engine bay is stunning with very authentic detailing is something which is really impressive. The boot is finished very neat and tidy with a chromed luggage grid on top. The TR3A is fitted with very nice painted wire wheels which are in the original color original for this car. Furthermore, the TR3A has brand new Vredestein Classic tires.
The interior of the TR3A is in one word beautiful. The blue leather combines impressively well and is decorated with a white piping. The seats are both restored to original specifications. The leather does show some minor patina which belongs to the car. The carpets are in a high quality wool and in excellent order. All the meters are correct/original and in functional order.
After a respectful warming up the TR3A runs and drives extremely well. The engine starts with just a short push on the button and a bit use of the choke. The engine gives a good power and torque, and pulls strongly while it is also sounds fantastic. The brakes are working perfectly and effective and will not go to the left or to the right when the brakes are used.
The transmission of the TR3A is shifting extremely nice and switches smoothly to lower revs by using the Laycock the Normanville overdrive. Something which gives you 7 speed gears in total.!
Price GBP 42.950,00 Viv Paine calculates this to be $A 85,000 (approx)