1958 Triumph TR3A "Small Mouth"

Maker
Triumph
Model
TR3 A "Bocca Stretta"
Engine Size
1996
Cylinders
4
Year
1958
Body Style
Convertible
Body colour
Red
Interior colour
Black/Red
Gearbox
Manual 4 Speed
Code
TRM00002

€ 51,000

Chassis No. TS 27810 L
Displacement 1996 cc
Cylinder 4 In-Line
Odometer readind: 85703 miles
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Condition: Conservative Restoration
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The History
The Triumph Roadster 3 (TR3) is a car produced by Triumph from 1955 to 1962.
The updated version, informally known as TR3A, went into production in 1957 while the final version, called (not officially) TR3B, was only assembled in 1962.
The TR3 was part of the British roadster category with front engine and rear-wheel drive. It had an in-line four-cylinder 1991 cm³ engine with overhead valves. This engine delivered 95 HP of power, so 5 hp more than that of the TR2.
The four-speed manual transmission could be completed by an overdrive on the three highest gears. In 1956 the front drum brakes were replaced with Girling disc brakes which made the TR3 to become one of the first British cars to mount front discs and rear drums as standard. In addition to the upgraded engine, a new mask was installled. Thanks to the increased power of the engine, the TR3 was at 177 kph of speed.
The chassis was the same as the TR2 and this allowed the TR3 to maintain small size and fall into the Sport car category. Overall, the driving responsiveness of the TR3 was excellent, despite the rear's tendency to "turn" into corners.
The TR3 was a real roadster, explicitly designed to be used with uncovered bodywork, although still equipped with a capote: in addition, the customers could ask for an hard-top.
13,377 were assembled, 1,286 of which were sold in the UK and the rest exported mainly to the United States.

Our Triumph TR3 A “Small Mouth”
The paint of the car is in good condition as well as the mechanics.
The car has been kept in good efficiency by its previous owner, who in recent years has made sporadic use of it and especially for participation in historical events.
The interior has been restored and the two-tone seats black/red, have no traces of scratches.
All the instrumentation, completely original, is fully working.
The three-spoke steering wheel in wood and metal is the original of the car. The rearview mirror is positioned in center position on the dashboard.
The engine has recently been overhauled and some parts replaced, it starts without problems.
Front grille and bumper in excellent condition. Ray rims in excellent condition, as well as the tyres.
The original front and rear headlights are well preserved.
The black canvas capote is not damaged and opens without problems: no water infiltration is detected from the inside.
The TR3 is the ideal spider for those who want a classic car fun and recreational.

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