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Lot 336
1960 Triumph TR3


Selling on Friday

From The Rockhound Collection


• Rebuilt 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine
• Fun and sporty open-air vehicle
• Lovely white paint over red leather interior
• Soft top, side covers and black tonneau cover

2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine, 100 HP, four-speed manual gearbox, front coil springs, rear semi-elliptic leaf springs with de Dion rear axle, rear-wheel drive; wheelbase: 88”

Many would say that the post-war Triumph sports cars came about as a reaction to the much-improved success of MG, and because of American drivers' newly insatiable thirst for open-top sports cars. Triumph may have arrived late to the party, but under its parent company Standard, it created simple, powerful cars that easily outran the competition, and even challenged the more expensive Austin-Healeys and Jaguars for drivers' dollars and hearts. The car that cemented the Triumph legend around the world, on the road, and in competition, was the 1956-1962 TR3, the car that brought the traditional low-door roadster into the modern age and today remain a purist's inexpensive delight. The first TR3 rolled out of the Coventry factory on October 11th, 1955, and was styled mainly off the already proven TR2, but still differed both mechanically and cosmetically in its own way. By the middle of 1959, the TR3 was winning races and rallies around the world and production-bound cars set for America were at an all-time high. The TR3’s final year for production would be 1960 and further changes would be deployed. New body tooling brought a raised hood and trunk lid hinge, a revised rear floor, a deeper spare wheel compartment, and other small changes throughout the body. The TR3’s replacement, the TR4, would come in the autumn of 1961, replacing one of the best-selling foreign open-top sports cars the U.S. had seen at that point.

Coming from the final year of TR3 production is this sporty white over deep red open-air Triumph. Low, sleek, radiating speed and fun just by its stance, it was treated to a complete restoration sometime in its lifetime and still presents well today. The seats are lined with red faux leather with white piping, giving the interior a very inviting look and feel. Fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox, this sporty 1960 Triumph TR3 offers its owners endless amounts of fun, shifting through the gears and enjoying true open-air motoring.

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