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1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!

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Last update: 14.10.2016

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Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: Other
Year: 1961
Type: Convertible
Color: Sky Blue
Mileage: 1,261
Engine: 1991cc 4 cyl
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Black
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION! for sale

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  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!
  • 1961 Triumph Other TR3A ROADSTER - GROUND UP RESTORATION!

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West Coast Classics are proud to present a superb ground up restoration example of this 1961 TR3A Roadster Convertible in striking 'Sky Blue' color paint with a Black interior with a Black soft top and side curtains.

This is obviously one rare and highly desirable classic British sports car - a completely rust free and fully restored example of the legendary chrome bumper and 'Wide Mouth Grille' TR3A roadster! The trunk. floor boards. rocker panels and all the typically rust prone areas are all completely solid and rust free - an obviously always garaged example that was lovingly restored!

The 'Sky Blue' color paint is in simply stunning condition and the interior is also quite extraordinary with Black seats and matching door panels. a lovely original steering wheel and original 'Jaeger' gauges. The Black color soft top is new and the car has side curtains. original disc wheels with 4 brand new tires and its original spare wheel with leather strap in its storage compartment. The 1991 cc engine purrs quietly under the hood and the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive!


The original TR3 (1955-57) was a mildly restyled successor to the TR2 (1953-55) which had won numerous rallies and races in the 1950's making the TR's both famous and respected with remarkable 100mph performance from a 4 cylinder engine with 'wet' cylinder liners. a legendary and virtually unbreakable powerplant if one observed the 'redline'! In 1955 The TR3 was introduced with no major mechanical or dimensional changes apart from front disc brakes and a small horsepower gain which was increased from 95bhp to an even 100bhp.
an increase of 5 hp over the TR2 thanks to the larger SU H6 carburettors fitted and the addition of a 'high port' cylinder head and later with an enlarged manifold with the introduction of the TR3A in 1958.

The 'Wide Mouth' TR3A was introduced in 1958
updated with various changes including a full width radiator grille and this facelifted model was commonly referred to as the Triumph 'TR3A'. although this was an unofficial referral. It soon gained a much wider following from its predecessors the TR2 & TR3. being much improved and more civilized thanks to better seats. proper door handles and other improved interior refinements. Marked by a full width stamped grille it was respectfully referred to as the 'Wide Mouth' in contrast to the earlier 'Small Mouth' TR3. The TR3A offered sparkling performance at a very competitive price and enjoyed a long production run with buyers and enthusiasts still clamoring for it even after the introduction of the TR4 in 1961. It has been estimated that only some 9. 00 of the original some 58. 00 models built survive in the world today. It proved to be one of the most ubiquitous sports cars of the late 50's and early 60's and enjoyed a long string of competition successes with its thoroughly British character ensuring it an avid enthusiast following that continues to this day. building on the enviable legacy of the TR2. the TR3 enjoyed much success in international motorsport competition with the car being known for its superior braking ability. making it an autocross favorite. The TR3A is often seen in Vintage and Production racing today with the TR3A. despite being almost 50 years old. still competitive in the E-Production class of SCCA .

The TR3A has since received the coveted certified 'Milestone Car' status recognition by the 'Milestone Car Society' of post war cars (1945-72) who judged their cars in five categories; styling. engineering. roadability. performance and innovation and craftsmanship. A Milestone car had to be superior to its contemporaries in at least two of these categories.

Without a doubt this is one rare piece of British motoring history - a beautifully restored example for any Triumph TR enthusiast or simply any classic British sports car lover to enjoy today!

For further information contact West Coast Classics through Ebay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. A documentation fee of $55. which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states. is charged on each sale. which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale. to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner. Good luck and thanks for your interest!

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