1961 Triumph TR3 Roadster
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1961 Triumph TR3 Roadster for sale
1961 Triumph TR3 Roadster
The Triumph TR3 is a sports car produced between 1955 and 1962 by Standard-Triumph in England. The facelifted variant. popularly but unofficially known as the TR3A. entered production in 1957 and the final version. unofficially the TR3B. was produced in 1962.
The car was powered by a 1991 cc straight-4 OHV engine initially producing 95 bhp (71 kW; 96 PS) . n increase of 5 hp over the TR2 thanks to the larger SU-H6 carburators fitted. This was later increased to 100 bhp at 5000 rpm by the addition of a "high port" cylinder head and enlarged manifold. The four-speed manual gearbox could be supplemented by an overdrive unit on the top three ratios. electrically operated and controlled by a switch on the dash. In 1956 the front brakes were changed from drums to discs. the TR3 thus becoming the first series production car to be so fitted.
The suspension was by double A-arms. manganese bronze trunnion. coil springs and tube shocks at the front. optional anti-roll bar. and with worm and peg steering. Unlike MGs of the same period. the steering mechanism and linkage had considerable play and friction. which increased with wear.
The rear was conventional leaf springs. with solid axle and lever arm dampers. except that the (box) frame rails were slung under the axle. The wheels were 15-inches in diameter and 4. 5 inches wide (increased from 4 inches after the first few TR2s). with 48-spoke wire wheels optional. Wire wheels were usually painted. either body colour or Argent (silver). but matt chrome and bright chrome were also available. The front disc or drum brakes and rear drums had no servo assistance.
The TR3's weight was significantly more than the Morgan Plus Four and the 356 Porsches. but not much more than the MGA and MGB. All except the Morgan. which shared the same engine. were substantially less powerful.
Our TR3 had an exceptional concours quality restoration started and nearly completed. It has outstanding paint and detail work. It needs very minor upholstery and detailing to be a national prize winner. It is amazingly nice cosmetically and an exceptional driver. It was owned by an enthusiast for decades. It is a rare and desirable color. This TR3 is one of the nicest examples available anywhere at any price.
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Cosmopolitan Motors. LLC.
808 Lenora St. Seattle. WA 98121
Tel: (206) 467-6531 Fax: 206-467-6532
"We covet the rare and unusual. whether pedigreed or proletarian".
Thanks for your interest. In fairness to all Bidders. reserves are held in confidence until after the end of the auction. We are more than happy to help make the appropriate shipping arrangements and help arrange financing. Buyer will be responsible for his own Licensing Requirements in state of residence. Washington State retail buyers will pay required 9. 8% sales tax. title transfer. and registration fees. Buyer can inspect vehicle at our premises on weekdays. so send your representative early to be sure you don't miss this one. Seller reserves the right to cancel your bid if you have any negative feedback. DEALERS ARE WELCOME TO BID! Please call Seller with all of your questions prior to bidding at 206-467-6531! We reserve the right to notify bidders and cancel this auction early. We shall not be held liable for any such cancellation. Winning Bidder must confirm his winning bid with a minimum non-refundable deposit of a $1. 00 or 10% of sales price. whichever is greater. within 48 hours of Winning Bid. Balance of Purchase Price is due to Seller within 5 days of Winning Bid.
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1. Please be sure to have all monies (loans or financing approved or in place) before making your final bid. We appreciate your business and want to handle the transaction as smoothly and expeditiously as possible.
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3. The deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction.
4. The balance is due within 5 days of auction closure. If the deposit is not received within 48 hours of the close of auction or if the balance is not paid in full within 5 days following the close of auction. we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or to sell it to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer. This does not allow you to cancel your contract. and you are still liable for damages if you breach.
5. Our goal is to continue providing quality vehicles. It is important to keep in mind that the vehicles we list are pre-owned. and it is very difficult to describe every small mark on them. As a consequence there may be additional minor wear on the vehicle that is typical of the age. such as minor superficial hairline scratches. small nicks and minor abrasions that are not indicated in this description. These factors will not detract from the overall appearance and value of the vehicle. Minor items such as cigarette lighters. manuals and CD magazines may also be missing.
6. To the best of our knowledge we have indicated any mechanical problems that are present in the description above. However. we are selling the vehicle "as is". without warranty other than any existing factory warranty that may still remain. Please inquire for details. Unless the vehicle has a remaining factory warranty. all sales are "AS-IS" with no warranty stated or implied.
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iii. We shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
10. The State of Washington shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes. Venue shall be exclusively in King County. The final contract signed between both buyer and seller shall be binding. The final signed contract and terms thereof shall govern the sale. All disputes arising out of or relating to this auction. any negotiations. the Signed agreement. or to the breach. enforcement or interpretation thereof. shall be resolved by binding arbitration in Washington. in accordance with the terms contained in the final sale agreement and under the laws of the state of Washington.
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