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1959 Triumph TR3A

Lot 60 (Chateau Impney, 7th December 2016)

Sold for £23,906

(including buyers premium)


Lot details
Registration No: 746 XUY
Chassis No: TS39531L
Mot Expiry: Exempt

The final iteration of the TR3, the TR3A, appeared in 1957. It was instantly recognisable by its wider front grille, exterior door handles and lockable boot handle. It continued in production until 1962, by which time 58,236 are said to have been built. Contemporary road tests achieved 0-60mph acceleration times of some 11.5 seconds and a mean top speed of a whisker under 110mph. '746 XUY' was repatriated from America in 2005 by marque specialist TR Bitz. Subject to a 'Chassis up' conversion to home market specification completed 2007 in 2014 a stainless-steel exhaust, alloy fuel tank, new boot rack and wire wheels including spare were fitted. Offered with a recently fitted battery and a collection of old MOT certificates this pleasing example is described in regards to its bodywork, engine, electrical equipment, paintwork, gearbox and interior trim as 'Very Good'.

 

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