1961 Triumph TR3 Roadster

Price: US $15,000.00 Item location: Tacoma, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 1223
  • VIN: T580778L
  • Color: Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Unspecified
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1961 Triumph Other

1961 Triumph TR3 Roadster

VIN: T580778L

Mileage: 1,223

Engine: 1991 cc Inline 4-Cylinder

Transmission: 4-Speed Overdrive

The Triumph TR3 is a sports car produced between 1955 and 1962 by Standard-Triumph in England. The face lifted variant, opularly but unofficially known as the TR3A, ntered production in 1957 and the final version, nofficially the TR3B, as produced in 1962.

The car was powered by a 1991cc straight-4 OHV engine initially producing 95bhp (71kW; 96PS, an increase of 5 hp over the TR2 thanks to the larger SU-H6 carburators fitted. This was later increased to 100bhp at 5000 rpm by the addition of a "high port" cylinder head and enlarged manifold. The four-speed manual gearbox could be supplemented by an overdrive unit on the top three ratios, lectrically operated and controlled by a switch on the dash. In 1956 the front brakes were changed from drums to discs, he TR3 thus becoming the first series production car to be so fitted.

The suspension was by double A-arms, anganese bronze trunnion, oil springs and tube shocks at the front, ptional anti-roll bar, nd with worm and peg steering. Unlike MGs of the same period, he steering mechanism and linkage had considerable play and friction, hich increased with wear.

The rear was conventional leaf springs, ith solid axle and lever arm dampers, xcept that the (box) frame rails were slung under the axle. The wheels were 15-inches in diameter and 4.5 inches wide (increased from 4 inches after the first few TR2s), ith 48-spoke wire wheels optional. Wire wheels were usually painted, ither body colour or Argent (silver), ut matt chrome and bright chrome were also available. The front disc or drum brakes and rear drums had no servo assistance.

The TR3's weight was significantly more than the Morgan Plus Four and the 356 Porsches, ut not much more than the MGA and MGB. All except the Morgan, hich shared the same engine, ere substantially less powerful.

Our TR3 had an exceptional “Concours” quality restoration started and nearly completed. It has outstandingpaint and detail work. It needs very minor upholstery and detailing to be a national prize winner. It is amazingly nice cosmetically and an exceptional driver. It was owned by an enthusiast for decades. It is a rare and desirable color. This TR3 is one of the nicest examples available anywhere at any price.

Thank you for your interest. Please call with questions 206-467-6531

Exact mileage unknown.