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1958 Triumph TR3A
This 1958 Triumph TR3A is a well-kept example of a classic British sports car, showing in good condition with a striking colour scheme. Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine outputting 75kW (100hp) to the rear wheels. This car features a four-speed manual transmission, including overdrive. It currently shows 3,327 miles on the odometer.
The Triumph TR3 is an early post-war British sports car which was built from 1955-1962. It offers a pure no-frills driving experience highlighted as one of the best of the 1950s, and built upon the earlier TR2. It appealed to a wider range of motorists for its optional GT package (which this car specifies) which brought a hard top. It introduced disc brakes as standard in 1956, becoming the first British production car to do so. But it wasn’t until a year later that the TR3 would undergo its first major revision, resulting in the TR3A. The TR3A is identified by its wider grille and external door handles. It was reportedly so popular that the original factory panel moulds wore out and had to be replaced. It is most commonly seen in vintage and production racing today.
This Triumph TR3A wears a competition-spec paint scheme with flat green paint adorned by two white stripes running the length of the car. The interior is upholstered with cream vinyl and beige carpeting. Next to no aftermarket modifications come on this car aside from a set of exhaust tips and an electric cooling fan. The car currently rides on a set of 15-inch wire wheels wrapped in Yokohama tyres.
After leaving the Triumph factory in the late 1950s this vehicle has passed through the hands of four owners. According to the seller, who has owned the car for one year, the car underwent a full restoration courtesy of owner #2. The previous owner had the car maintained through Evans Classic Car Garage in VIC. It has also been serviced by Lakeside Automotive in VIC. The seller asserts that the car contains no known faults or issues, running really well, and has a nice exhaust note.
Exterior condition is very good, with minimal signs of paint corrosion and very few swirl marks. The paintwork is marked by some chips and nicks consistent with use, as the seller enjoyed driving this car as opposed to leaving it in the garage. Badgework and the detailing of the grille appears in good condition without obvious tarnishing. The included hard-top roof (with the GT package) remains in excellent condition and fits accordingly. The wheels appear in flawless polished condition without curb rash and the tyres show a great level of tread.
Interior condition is very tidy for the vehicle’s age. The cream upholstery shows without obvious staining or tears and the carpeting underneath is unmarked of damage. Seats have retained a good original shape without deforming. There are no signs of damage to either the dashboard or door cards. All gauges function as intended.
All accompanying documentation will be supplied with this vehicle, as well as its hard-top roof.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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