For Sale: 1961 Triumph TR3 in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

A car like the Triumph TR3 is a true enthusiast's car, and this 1961 TR3A is a prime example of why that's an advantage. It has been under the same care since 2012, and there have been all the right investments in that time, including a rebuilt engine, a driver-focused interior, and a five-speed upgrade. So more than just a shiny classic you can admire, this is a roadster you'll love to drive.

The TR3 has a beautiful style with sweeping fenders that will remind you of a Jaguar XK. And there's plenty of shine on the bumpers and trim to let everyone know you have a true classic. We have the British Heritage Trust Certificate that shows this was born a red car, and it's nice to see a quality respray later in life so that it retains a good shine. It's such an attractive appearance that it has been the Phoenix Triumph club's newsletter cover car...twice! And we know why it gets the added attention. This has the best in vintage details, like the fender-mounted side mirrors, race-inspired removable windshield, and a luggage rack on the back that's just waiting for a wicker picnic basket. But also don't forget to see some of the function behind the form. For example, those distinctive headlights are even more appealing with the crystal clear brighter halogen upgrade. And the classic minilite-style wheels are a well-done 15-inch setup that allows you to fit better driving tires.

This has a soft top and full side curtains, which are always desirable to have, but we know you're more likely to leave them in the trunk. A car like this was meant to be open to the world. That's why the black interior looks so good against the red paint. Everything from the low-back bucket seats to the crisp Smiths gauges remind you that this car was made to be a great driver. If you're looking for a full show car, there are likely a few areas where you'll focus some added time and effort. The rest of us will just appreciate the worthwhile upgrades like the Moto-Lita sports steering wheel and armrest center console. And have you counted the gears on the shifter yet?

One of the reasons why the TR3 is a sought-after roadster is under the hood. The 1991cc motor was one of the larger displacements for the class. The engine bay has the kind of tidy look that instantly tells you this was restored with care. At the center is a rebuilt powerhouse with a professionally machined head. The restoration also improved areas like a new aluminum radiator w/electric fan, an electronic ignition, new wiring, and an upgraded fuse box to keep this a strong runner. And the upgrade to a Toyota five-speed manual transmission means more gears to take full advantage of the motor, including overdrive. Rack & pinion steering, front disc brakes, and grippy Pirelli tires are all part of the nimble driving package you expect from a TR3.

The sale comes complete with the British Heritage Trust Certificate, build receipts, build info, service manuals, and a car cover. This is the kind of classic Triumph that has the right investments, attitude, and appearance that will make you ready to hit the road. But the only way to enjoy it tomorrow is if you call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Triumph TR3
  • Listing ID:CC-1540945
  • Price:$31,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Triumph
  • Model:TR3
  • Exterior Color:Signal Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:84380
  • Stock Number:2277-PHX
  • VIN:TS78742L

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Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204
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