1959 Triumph TR3A

Lithia Springs, GA 30122
United States

1959 Triumph TR3A
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Category  Classic Cars

Here's the kind of car/story you always want. This 1959 Triumph TR3A is coming off of long-term ownership by someone who cared for the car correctly and restored it with care. And so this enthusiast's machine is ready to drive out of our showroom today and hit the open road.

The design of this is pure European style. The full-width grille is a clear indicator of the TR3A, and those headlights are beautifully crafted into the body. The long flowing fenders and low-cut doors carry a more .....
dramatic line than even the Jaguar XK120 roadster. It all ends in a rear design that has a hint of a tailfin to appeal to the all-important USA export market. It's amazing that this much style could be contained in such a compact body. In fact, the size and weight of the TR3 has made it a perpetual darling in road course racing, and features like the removable windscreen and genuine knock-off wire wheels only heighten that feeling. But this car is not some racetrack refugee. It has been under the same care for nearly 25 years. In that time, there was nearly $80k invested in making this a shining example of classic European motoring. The deep green paint is the product of a professional respray only about six years ago. It retains a quality gloss that highlights the beautiful body. And the tan folding top and side curtains fit in with a color theme that seems in harmony with nature. So it looks perfect taking that back road through the woods on a sunny Sunday.

While you get a complete roof package, this one always loves to be open to the world. So it's great to see more of that Honey Tan color inside.
We have a receipt for about $4k documenting the installation of this attractive leather upholstery. So more than just the right color, you can tell there has been a solid investment in making sure that the bucket seats, dash, door panels, carpeting, and everything else give off the impression of quality from the moment you sit down. This car is built for the pure driving experience. So you'll love gazing at the full Jaeger gauge package, grabbing the grippy sports steering wheel, and the gearbox is just a fingertip away. Push the start knob and then let the wind whip through the interior while you help fill it with the wonderful soundtrack from the motor.

One of the reasons why the TR3 is a sought-after roadster from the early 60s is under the hood. The 2138cc motor was one of the larger displacements for the class - outpacing other icons like the MGA. What makes it even more special is that this period-correct (possibly original) motor was professionally rebuilt in 2013. Exceptional care by the long-term owner means the engine bay continues to look fantastic today. The bright head cover attracts plenty of attention within the color-matched green fender walls, and those twin SU carbs are something we all look for at car shows. The motor's nice condition also means you know this is the one you want for an easy jaunt down the open road. The exhaust note is hypnotic as you discover the fun and control that the four-speed manual gearbox provides. Plus, the front disc brakes are a welcomed feature for added control in this sprightly roadster. And from the undercarriage photos, you can really tell the level of care and investment that went into the fundamentals of this Triumph.

The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, title documentation, service manuals, build receipts, and restoration photos. You know this European classic has had far more spent on it than its asking price. That's why you should hurry if you want this to be your Triumph. Call today!!!

Lithia Springs GA 30122
United States
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