1957 Triumph TR3 Small Mouth (SOLD)
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Just in.......I drove nearly 200 miles and absolutely flawless........maintained 50 psi oil pressure (will go up after we change the rather thin oil), zero smoke, cruised at 80 mph with occasionally spurts to 100 mph, incredibly good ride, not a single rattle, all gauges working perfectly, was a sensational drive (albeit a bit drafty with the top down and in 54 degree weather)
Very straight body, presentable red paint, excellent chrome, all new interior, new cloth covered wiring harness, last owner told us the engine was recently rebuilt, has wire wheels, Michelins, reupholstered back seat, good probably original tonneau, heater, just rebuilt SU carbs, new front Spax shocks, new rear level shocks, brakes rebuilt, new master cylinders, new generator, new hoses, a very nice car.
We have ordered a new top and side curtains, will buff and wax the paint, when done, should look great (pretty good looking car right now, as seen in the photos).
Steering is 'okay' as is typical with any TR3. Choices are to see if it can be adjusted, for the next owner to live with it, OR choose to convert to rack and pinion (kits are readily available) and wind up with a car that drives FAR better than brand new.
All in all, having given this car a more thorough test than most we have ever had, we wouldn't have the slightest qualms about hopping into this car and driving it ANYWHERE.