1959 TRIUMPH TR3A SPORTS ROADSTER. 4-SPEED / OVERDRIVE GEARBOX. MATCHING NUMBERS
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: Other
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2 Doors
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 1
- VIN: TS46555L
- Color: Other Color
- Engine size: Inline 4 OHV
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Other Color
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1959 Triumph Other1959 TRIUMPH TR3A SPORTS ROADSTER. 4-SPEED WITH OVERDRIVE GEARBOX. STANDARD WHEELS. MATCHING NUMBERS. RESTORATION STARTED WITH MUCH TIME AND ALMOST $19,000 SPENT SO FAR.
CHASSIS NO. TS46555L
ENGINE NO. TS47225E
Offered for sale, y KURT TANNER MOTORCARS, s this very worthwhile project 1959 TR3A Roadster. I purchased this car locally from a dealer about 3 years ago and embarked on a full-blown, ut-and-bolt, ody-off-the-chassis restoration. It was a totally together car, ut needing a full restoration. It was your average West Coast restoration project TR3: sitting for years, K-ish to decent body, little bit banged up here and there, olid floors but needing some dogleg repair and a set of outer rockers. I purchased a good TR3 small mouth nose/apron to replace the slightly damaged large mouth 3A. I also bought a non-syncromesh overdrive gearbox, orrect for the car. With a busy life, haven't had a chance to work on the car in 3 years, o I have decided to offer the car for sale, s it's a project with a lot of time, ffort, nd money invested in so far.
This car was purchased here in Southern California. The car was carefully and completely disassembled down to the bare frame.
The chassis with most all of it's suspension components and "black" bracketry were sent out for sandblasting, hen priming, nd painting in black enamel with beautiful results. It is now ready to go back together with all of it's new parts purchased. I made a large order with Moss Motors which included all new parts to rebuild the complete chassis and running gear for the car. Please see attached receipts.
The body tub was also carefully blasted to baremetal and was then sent out for specialist repair which included new outer rockers, new trunk floor, attery box, nd dogleg repairs. I purchased a matching pair of very nice doors, near perfect trunk lid, H front fender, nd hood, ll in their original powder blue paint to replace the original items that were a bit banged up. The car's original floors looked excellent and needed very little. The bodyshell was then etch-primed and epoxy primed, nd is now awaiting it's trip to the bodyshop for final bodywork and paint.
Meanwhile, he engine was disassembled for a complete rebuild. The block was hot-tanked and new cam bearings were installed and machined. The cylinder head was completely rebuilt with new guides and larger valves. The camshaft was reground for fast road specification. The connecting rods were sized, rankshaft ground .010/.010, lywheel surfaced, tarter rebuilt, ew generator purchased, riveshaft rebuilt with new UJ's and painted, nd an 86mm piston, iner, ings and pin set purchased.
The engine is now completely ready for final assembly.
Additional restoration items include quality rechroming of the complete windshield assembly (8pieces), alve cover, rab handle, and brake handle and knob, nd misc trinket items. The top frame was powder-coated in BRG. All hardware(nuts, olts, ashers, crews) were cadmium plated. The rear lever shocks were rebuilt. A new stainless exhaust system and a new radiator was purchased, oth still in the box. A complete, ew, lack with white piping interior panel kit was purchased from Moss, long with a new black Robbins crush grain vinyl top, nd a brand new set of sidescreens.
All items/parts purchased and all services are fully documented with receipts. Please look at the tally sheet for expense totals. Anyone starting a restoration on a similar car will likewise end up with the same invoices, o here is a chance for a $6,000 plus savings.
Overall, his Triumph TR3A offered for sale here gives the next enthusiast/restorer a huge jump start on a very worthwhile project. It's a matching numbers car with the desirable overdrive gearbox. This car has had lots of work / effort / money / time / professional services spent on it in the past 3 years, nd will be an enjoyable and rewarding investment upon completion.
Please look at all pictures and call or email with any questions. This car is sold with a clear title and is available for inspection by appointment. This car is located in Southern California,35 minutes (30 miles)from the Los Angeles Port of Long Beach. Please look at our other offerings. KURT TANNER MOTORCARS www.kurttannermotorcars.com 909.241.1051 – CELL 949.734.6904 – SHOP