Here's the kind of car/story you always want. This 1959 Triumph
TR3A is coming off of long-term ownership by someone who cared for
the car correctly and restored it with care. And so this
enthusiast's machine is ready to drive out of our showroom today
and hit the open road.
The design of this is pure European style. The full-width grille is
a clear indicator of the TR3A, and those headlights are beautifully
crafted into the body. The long flowing fenders and low-cut doors
carry a more dramatic line than even the Jaguar XK120 roadster. It
all ends in a rear design that has a hint of a tailfin to appeal to
the all-important USA export market. It's amazing that this much
style could be contained in such a compact body. In fact, the size
and weight of the TR3 has made it a perpetual darling in road
course racing, and features like the removable windscreen and
genuine knock-off wire wheels only heighten that feeling. But this
car is not some racetrack refugee. It has been under the same care
for nearly 25 years. In that time, there was nearly $80k invested
in making this a shining example of classic European motoring. The
deep green paint is the product of a professional respray only
about six years ago. It retains a quality gloss that highlights the
beautiful body. And the tan folding top and side curtains fit in
with a color theme that seems in harmony with nature. So it looks
perfect taking that back road through the woods on a sunny
While you get a complete roof package, this one always loves to be
open to the world. So it's great to see more of that Honey Tan
We have a receipt for about $4k documenting the installation of
this attractive leather upholstery. So more than just the right
color, you can tell there has been a solid investment in making
sure that the bucket seats, dash, door panels, carpeting, and
everything else give off the impression of quality from the moment
you sit down. This car is built for the pure driving experience. So
you'll love gazing at the full Jaeger gauge package, grabbing the
grippy sports steering wheel, and the gearbox is just a fingertip
away. Push the start knob and then let the wind whip through the
interior while you help fill it with the wonderful soundtrack from
One of the reasons why the TR3 is a sought-after roadster from the
early 60s is under the hood. The 2138cc motor was one of the larger
displacements for the class - outpacing other icons like the MGA.
What makes it even more special is that this period-correct
(possibly original) motor was professionally rebuilt in 2013.
Exceptional care by the long-term owner means the engine bay
continues to look fantastic today. The bright head cover attracts
plenty of attention within the color-matched green fender walls,
and those twin SU carbs are something we all look for at car shows.
The motor's nice condition also means you know this is the one you
want for an easy jaunt down the open road. The exhaust note is
hypnotic as you discover the fun and control that the four-speed
manual gearbox provides. Plus, the front disc brakes are a welcomed
feature for added control in this sprightly roadster. And from the
undercarriage photos, you can really tell the level of care and
investment that went into the fundamentals of this Triumph.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, title
documentation, service manuals, build receipts, and restoration
photos. You know this European classic has had far more spent on it
than its asking price. That's why you should hurry if you want this
to be your Triumph. Call today!!!
1959 Triumph TR3A
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
Exterior Color:British Green
Interior Color:Honey Tan
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