Former barn resident: ’59 Triumph TR3A
The TR3 was introduced in October 1955 as a successor to the TR2. The original TR3 had a very small grill opening. The new model, the TR3A, had a large mouth and was powered by the same 1991 cc, straight-4, overhead valve engine as its predecessor. Modifications pushed power to 110 hp, mated to a four-speed transmission gave the TR3A a top speed approaching 110 mph. These sporty Triumphs had low-cut doors and minimal weather protection. Odd considering the climate of the home market. We really enjoy it when one of our readers sends us an interesting find. This time it is from Peter L., right here in Connecticut. Peter tells us this is a former barn find that has been cleaned up a bit and is now available for sale. It is finished in the original color, Primrose Yellow, with black interior. It is pretty solid according to Peter and most everything works (here we go) except the speedometer. All of the gauges function and so does the rare and wonderful overdrive. It has all of the foul weather gear but the top was dinner for some rodents. The Triumph will need some sorting particularly in the brakes. After that, it is up to the new owner to decide how far to take it. We think the $9,500 asking price is a fair jumping off point. You can call Peter at 860-438-7958.