1957 Triumph TR3 RoadsterSOLD
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Estimate: £22000 - £26000

Sold: £15821

When it launched the TR2 in March 1953, Triumph was on to a winning formula. Simple and rugged yet with good and reliable performance at an affordable price, the TR2 was everyone‘s ideal sports car. Its robust steel chassis featured independent front suspension with a live rear axle and all round drum brakes, while power came from a modified Standard Vanguard engine. Producing 90bhp at 4,800rpm, the 1,991cc four cylinder unit could propel the TR2 to a top speed of 103mph. In October 1955 the TR2 was replaced by the TR3, essentially the same car but now with 95bhp courtesy of larger SU carburettors and inlet ports; visually it differed in having an egg box grille, stainless steel strips along body panel joins and the option of an occasional rear seat. The only mechanical change occurred between late 1955 and mid-1956 when the ‘high-port‘ cylinder head was fitted, raising power to 100bhp at 5,000rpm. In Autumn 1956 the adoption of front disc brakes made the TR3 the first ever British series production car to have these fitted as standard; at the same time the rear drum brakes were enlarged and a stronger rear axle was introduced with taper roller bearings.

This original right hand drive TR 3 Roadster has been nicely restored several years ago, and as you would expect is presented in good condition. Resplendent in black with a new black leather interior and sitting on the optional wire wheels and fitted with the desirable hard top, 61892 looks striking from any angle. Fitted with disc brakes upfront and wet weather side screens the car is also a practical tourer. Arguably prettier than the later TR3A versions in many enthusiast’s view, this little car comes from an important German collection where it has resided for several years. Supplied with EU registration documents and therefore in free circulation, this short door version of the typical 50s English sport roadster is not to be missed.

Reference Number 39660

as of 2/28/2009

Car 1957 Triumph TR3 Roadster
VIN 61892 
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