1958 Triumph TR3 RoadsterSOLD

RM Vintage Motorcars in Arizona - Biltmore Resort & Spa, Friday January 19, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $17,000 - $22,000
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

$33,000 Sold

100bhp, 1,991 cc overhead valve inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, unequal length A- arms with coil spring independent front suspension, rigid rear axle with leaf springs, front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 88"

The postwar Standard-Triumph company, like most manufacturers of the period, found strong demand for its products. Export products were critical to survival of the English auto industry and Triumph knew that returning American GI ĺ s had developed a taste for British sports cars, so plans were made for a new line.

Heavily influenced by the prototype TR, the TR2 debuted in late 1953 and quickly became renowned for its reliability, good gas mileage and commendable performance. In fact, thanks to a price tag lower than the Austin- Healey and several race victories including the 1954 RAC Rally, the car soon became a favorite with the public, who endured long waiting lists to acquire their own.

Introduced at the 1955 London Motor Show the TR3 was added as a supplement to the TR-2 range of sports cars. External changes included a new grille and stainless steel fender beading. A back seat for children was also made available, as was an overdrive option on the four-speed transmission. Under the hood, 1.5-inch S.U. carburetors were replaced with bigger 1.75-inch carburetors that helped to boost power output up from 90bhp to 100bhp. Interior ventilation was improved by a cowl vent and siding panels in the side curtains.

The 1958 Triumph TR3 offered here is finished in black with a black interior highlighted by white piping on the seats and a white top. The subject of a complete body-off restoration completed in 2005, a dossier documenting all the receipts and photographs of the restoration is included in the sale of the vehicle. Aside from the upgraded set of 15-inch lightweight alloy wheels with fresh Pirelli P3000 Cinttrato tires, the TR3 appears to be highly correct and will undoubtedly reward its next owner with the driving experience only a great British roadster can provide.

Reference Number 5730

as of 1/9/2007

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Car 1958 Triumph TR3 Roadster
VIN 6EB34787 
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