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John Kay (TAS) - TR3A - 1959 model
TR3A - 1959 model - TS42747

John says:
"I bought the car in '76 after crashing my Spitfire. I wanted a better, bigger more powerful Triumph sportscar with an overdrive and found it in the weekend paper for $3000. Bought it in the dark of night!

The TR had a hard top and was all original being well looked after by the previous owners. I serviced it myself and it gave only minimal problems over the years. It took me everywhere. Drove it as my personal vehicle up to 1990 when we moved to Tasmania and it was then retired. Participated in the Unique Cars Targa Tasmania Tour in 2010.

Now I am retired and the car has been mechanically restored. There was never a question of selling it........such a great car."

Update October 2015

Clearly John has been lavishing some care and attention on TS42747

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Another take on a TR dashboard
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One spoiled dog! ("Pepper")

Earlier photo.

1st owner - Parkinson VIC - Feb 1959 - rego HBR 586

2nd owner - A.P.Gill VIC - Feb 1962 - rego HBR 586

3rd owner - H.B.Collins VIC - rego HBR 586

4th owner - Granville Taylor VIC (??) - rego TR 331

5th owner - John Kay VIC - April 1976

John took the car to Tasmania in 1990 - rego CR 8879

In 2015 the registration is now TRI 059