1959 Triumph TR3A with Overdrive

Price: - Item location: Bristol, Vermont, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: TR3A
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 100,222
  • VIN: TS5408720
  • Color: Red
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Triumph Other

This is an excellent TR3A for restoration. I had it running in 2011 and once since then in 2013 or so, but the engine needs to be cleaned and tuned to run again, most likely. It shifted into 1st and reverse, but the slave cyl's rubber ball was dry rotted and split, so I couldn't shift it anymore. The cyl is less than $25, but I would have needed to order it and didn't have the time. There is some body panel rust in the usual places (wheel wells, etc.), but the frame is good. The floors were replaced sometime shortly before I got it. It doesn't have a working top, but it appears to have most of the hardware and fabric for one (but I'm no expert on that, so I can't guarantee that). It has the much coveted overdrive, as well as the original 48-spoke chrome rims and the dual carbs. It is in Vermont, which is a non-titling state for antiques, so this one is sold with a bill of sale only! Most states have registration steps for titling an out of state car from a non-titling state, so don't let that stop you. This car is a great opportunity for someone who wants a classic Triumph. I don't live near the car, and I now have a baby, so I don't have the time or funds to do the restoration (and there's no spot for a carseat in one of these, either). This car has no warrantee (obviously), so it is sold as is, where is. The buyer is responsible for pickup. I accept paypal, which is the easiest option.It's a great little car, and I do wish that I had been able to restore it myself. I had it assessed by a team of Triumph enthusiasts and restoration experts, and they all agreed that it was worth a minimum of $7,000 as it sits now, but, "if the planets aligned," it could easily go for $10,000 because of it's pre-6 VIN and other features.It has been stored in a protected space at least since I got it in 2011.