Rescue This Triumph TR3 From an Upstate New York Barn
It’s going to take a lot to piece this TR3 back together again, but is it worth it?
Produced from 1955 to 1962 by the Standard-Triumph Motor Company of Coventry, England, the TR3 was the ever evolving British roadster. It was built on the platform of its predecessor, the TR2 and was followed by the TR3A and TR3B. Because there weren’t many big differences in the body of the cars, without the engine and VIN plate it would be quite difficult to identify an exact year and model of one that has been sitting in a barn, mice and all, in Connecticut since 1998, like this one that is up for grabs on eBay.
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While not much is known of the history of this car, it does seem like it would make a decent project and, with fingers crossed, a great vintage race car. Although a bit rusty, the floorboards and frame are still in good shape and it appears that the roadster has 110,000 miles on the clock. Among the known missing parts are the engine, transmission, interior and cockpit coaming, spare wheel and tire, vinyl top, and the hood.
Even though there are a lot of missing parts, all of the major body components are present with minimal damage. It would take an imagination, but there are any number of drivetrain that could be transplanted into the roadster, and the lack of interior parts would afford the restorer a lot of room for creativity. But if restoration seems like to big of a bill to foot, a buyer could use this car for parts to restore another TR3. Either way, it looks like potential buyers may have plenty of time to plan on this one, as it might not be able to be towed away until the winter snow clears.
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perfect running, rebuild engine. Very solid car.with Belgium registration.This is an original triumph colour. The car has been repainted in the past years. Not known if this is THE original colour for this car, a Triumph certificate would show. Biggest choice in REAL Classic Cars in "the Stolze Collection" , with more than 450 in stock.! from a project to perfect .!
1959 Triumph TR3A Ext. Color: Red Mileage: 59,845 Trans: 4 Speed manual Engine: 4 Cyl The Triumph TR3 is a British sports car produced between 1955 and 1962 by the Standard Triumph Motor Company of Coventry, England. A traditional roadster, the TR3 is an evolution of the company�s earlier TR2 model, with greater power and improved braking. Updated variants, popularly but unofficially
The Triumph TR3 is one of the most loved sports cars ever built. The distinctive headlamps, wide mouth and cut-down doors defined British sports car. The rugged mechanical components stood up well to US driving style. Our car is one of the later TR3A's, and one of the best that you'll find. It reportedly was purchased from the original owner 30+ years ago by a former British Leyland dealer with a
Very nice combination of green cellulose coachwork,complimented by new red leather interior piped in white.This vehicle came back from the states in 1998 and registered in uk in 1999 after restoration and conversion to RHD.Owned since september 2011.Full spec to genuine buyers will be given on request.Very genuine reason of this fantastic looking TR3A.Very solid,with strong engine and mechanics.P