In 1957, the TR3A (never official name) was born. It is characterized by a large aluminum grille framing the turn signals, the door handles and the trunk. The headlights are slightly smaller and more recessed. Chrome beads replace the black beads between the fenders and the body. The engine power increases from 95 to 100 hp. The TR3 was the first Triumph series to have disc brakes as standard, which gave it a much greater braking capacity than was available at the time.
Nowadays, the TR3A is very present in vintage and period car racing. The series was a success with 95% exported (mostly to the USA).
By 1960, more than 80,000 units (all series combined) had been built but sales were beginning to decline. The total production of the TR3A was 58236 cars. This makes it Triumph's third biggest seller after the TR6 and TR7.
Here is a very nice car for this beginning of the season! It has a very nice paint job and an excellent condition black upholstery, and is equipped with spoked wheels. The car has undergone a major restoration in 2009 with separation of the chassis from the bodywork. A photo file is available.
The engine runs very well and shows a good health, no suspicious smoke or unwanted noises, the compressions are good. An electric fan has been added. The last owner has put over 17,000 miles on it since 2009. Numerous maintenance invoices complete the record. The gearbox was also rebuilt with pinion change and synchro replacement.
The steering was completely overhauled in 2017 as well as the starter recently. The car had a major overhaul in 2021. Ignition, shocks, everything is ok.
The upholstery is in very good condition as well as the dashboard, all gauges work, it is very pleasant to drive with its overdrive. The hood and all accessories are present.
GT VINTAGE has selected for you a beautiful little English roadster for this beginning of the season. Take advantage of these first beautiful days to ride with your hair in the wind, wrapped up in your jacket from the RAF.