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For Sale: 1959 Triumph TR3A
in Lynton, United Kingdom

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This car is in great condition and ready to use for the summer with tax until January 2014. MOT no longer required as it is pre 1960. It will put a smile on your face. It is hilarious to drive. Lacking a sports car capable of competing with those of rivals MG and Jaguar, Standard-Triumph engaged in a hurried design and development programme that bore fruit in March 1953 with the display at the Geneva Motor Show of the prototype TR2. A couple of months later the newcomer emphatically established its performance credentials when an overdrive-equipped prototype in touring trim ran at 114.9mph on the Jabbeke motorway in Belgium. Simply constructed, practical to own and offering 100mph-plus performance at a bargain price, the TR2 was an enormous success both at home and abroad, so it was only to be expected that its successor - the TR3 - would represent evolution rather than revolution. Introduced in October 1955, the TR3 was, indeed, little different from the preceding TR2. Changes to the Standard Vanguard-derived 2.0-litre engine boosted power from 90 to 95bhp, but the most obvious difference was the adoption of an 'egg box' radiator grille. The engine developed 100bhp courtesy of a new cylinder head by mid-1956; then in August, Girling front disc brakes and the stronger Phase III Vanguard rear axle were standardised. Cosmetically revised but mechanically indistinguishable, the TR3A was phased in during 1957. New front-end styling featured a full-width grille incorporating sidelights/indicators, and for the first time there were locking door and boot handles plus an improved interior. Today these charismatic TR sports cars remain popular for much the same reasons that they were such a success originally: ease of maintenance, good spares availability and the fact that they are immense fun to drive. There are numerous independent specialists offering advice and support, and more than one enthusiastic owners' club. Originally a left-hand drive model, this TR3A returned to the UK from the USA in 2005 and then underwent restoration by marque specialists TR Bitz of Warrington, Cheshire. The car received all new paint, brightwork and interior, and was converted to right-hand drive in the process. Completed in 2007 and described as in generally good condition, '746 XUY' was driven from Cambridge to this year's Goodwood Revival meeting, performing beautifully. Little used recently but always on the button. Much loved and ready to use, the car is offered with current tax and Swansea V5.

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21,950 GBP
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United Kingdom
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EX35 6NX
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