Driving a TR3a through the country side on a sunny day is a unique and pleasurable experience. The low riding chassis grips the corners and the 2 liter engine accelerates down the straight bits with ease. Triumph’s TR series sports cars were designed in the early 1950’s and performed pretty well in that era on roads and race tracks all over England and Europe. The TR2 and TR3 cars, however were built with a steering system that suffered reliability problems over time. The TR4 evolution built in 1961 solved this problem and improved performance with rack and pinion steering.
This TR3a has rack and pinion steering and the suspension is set up to accommodate modern radial tires that are 50% wider than the original bias ply tires.
This TR3a engine has more power than the original with a 10:1 compression ratio and a total displacement increased from 1991cc to 2238cc. The camshaft has been swapped with one that produces more torque with little effect on fuel economy yet maintains a smooth idle. The engine has also been lightened, balanced, and blueprinted to the original machining specifications.
This TR3a has a better cooling system than the original with an aluminum radiator, an electric fan and an adjustable thermostat. It also has a modern alternator, an electronic distributor, and a dual brake system.
Everything else on the car is new or has been restored to original condition. This TR3a drives better than the original. Come drive it and see for yourself.