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Year: 1959

Triumph TR3A

$31900

Stock # NE-1959-55

What appears to be a car that has undergone a substantial amount of restoration work. And with 93,000 validated miles since new (1,500 miles a year).

Excellent chassis and floors......no rust, no damage, excellent floor panels and chassis rails. Excellent body with very good BRG paint. Engine is in excellent condition with 155-160 psi compression in every cylinder, 65-70 psi oil pressure, and no smoke cold or hot. Transmission works well, quiet in operation and with excellent synchromesh. And the carbs have been rebuilt and have their original air cleaners.

Last owner had just spent $1,200 plus on having the steering box rebuilt and steering column work done. And the steering is usually the worst part of driving a TR3. Truth is, most TRs have worn out steering boxes. But not this one.

During our inspection, we found new disc calipers, new shocks, new brake flex lines, new steering wheel hub, and inside the glove box....new. Even the seat tracks and seat belts are new along with the seat padding. And has a nice chrome luggage rack on the trunk lid.

New top, new tonneau, new side curtains (this is $2,500+ of weather equipment), all new interior, older but quite decent chrome (not pitted nor peeling), new correct hadura trunk padding, new wiring harness (and nothing helps an old car operate better than excellent wiring), new wire wheel hubs and chrome knock offs, a good set of wire wheels, quiet exhaust, all gauges work as does the heater, wipers, horn, and handbrake.

The result of all of the above is a very solid, very good running and driving TR3A. And with 100hp, tons of torque, the first mass produced car with disc brakes, and a 110 rated top speed, one wonderful collector's sports car.

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