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1963 Triumph TR3 B Roadster ***SOLD***

25. October, 2015

The Triumph Motor Company launched the TR3 in October of 1955 as a successor to the TR2. The new model was powered by the same 1991 cc, straight-4, overhead valve engine as its predecessor. The powerplant had larger carburetion, however, that pushed power to 95 hp, and the engine was mated to a four-speed transmission. New cylinder heads were fitted to the engine during the first 12 months of production, which translated to 5 more hp, and top speeds for the TR3 approached 110 mph.

The car utilized front independent suspension and a live rear axle, and initially had drum brakes on all four wheels. Within the first year, however, Triumph switched to front disc brakes, becoming the first production British car to do so.

Popular optional equipment for TR3s included overdrive, a hard top, and wire wheels. A handful of buyers opted for the occasional rear seat as well.

By 1961, Triumph was preparing its radically new TR4, but American dealers were uncertain about how this new offering would be received commercially. To address these concerns, Triumph created the final iteration of the TR3 to safeguard against public disinterest. The TR3B (which was never referred to as such by the company) was produced during the 1962 model year, and was externally identical to the TR3A. Underneath, though, the car carried the B’s optional 2138 cc inline-4 that produced 105 hp. The car also had a new synchromesh gearbox.

This particular TR3 B which has had the same owner for the last 25 years, has also resided here in the Bay Area since that time. The owner has spared no expense over the years restoring and maintaining the high level of condition that this classic piece of automotive history deserves.  The attention to detail and the condition of the car is immediately experienced when first walking up on the Triumph. Equally impressive is the condition of the underside of the TR3 which shows how much care and work has gone into the ownership of the car.

Included with the purchase of the TR3 B is, original tools, jack, spare tire, books, service records, tonnaue cover, side curtains, collapsible top with cover, along with the removable hard top.

 

 

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