1959 Triumph TR-3a
Sale price: £9,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 26.07.2013
Technical specifications, photos and description:
This auction listing is for one 1959 Triumph TR-3 Custom Coupe Roadster Frame Off Full Restoration. Car is 90% complete see details below:
ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN
The engine was taken down to a longblock. All the internals were cleaned. the valves were adjusted and all the gaskets were replaced with new except for the head gasket. Installed is an upgraded camshaft pre-oiler line as well as a spin on oil filter adapter kit to get rid of the old cartridge type filter. Two brand new K&N Air Filters have been installed as well as a new High Performance & High Torque Starter. Also installed is a complete Falcon Exhaust Stainless Steel exhaust system. The manifold is OEM but from there back has been replaced with the Falcon Stainless system. The whole clutch system has been replaced as well with a brand new Pressure Plate/Clutch Disc/Pilot Bearing/Throw Out Bearing and the flywheel was resurfaced. A new clutch Slave Cylinder was installed and it has new stainless steel braided lines installed in with it. The Transmission has been gone through by a professional and it is rock solid. The rear Drive Shaft is solid and good to go and has been checked out. The rear end system in the car is also rock solid also brand new seal for that included as well. Also inlcuded is another complete rear end system from Triumph that uses the better rear braking system. Along with that rear end system to go with it I have all new Brake Shoes/Hardware/Wheel Cylinders to get it up and running. Also the set of brake drums that go with it.
The front brake system has brand new cross drilled and vented rotors and the stock OEM dual piston calipers and new pads. The rear brake system that is in the car currently has been gone through and is all solid and working properly. All the brake lines were replaced/installed with Stainless Steel hard lines and Braided Stainless Steel hoses from the front of the car to the back. The Hand Brake Cables are all new and have been installed as well.
SUSPENSION & STEERING
The front suspension is solid and good to go as is. The springs and shocks are solid and full of life. However I am including with this auction the following new parts: Rubber Bushings/Idler Arm/Extra Tie Rod Ends/Drag Link with Upgraded Performance Nylon Pivot Bushings and Pins. A custom built steering shaft built and installed so as to utilize a quick release steering wheel. Also included with the auction the OEM Adjustable Steering Column/Shaft/Steering Wheel/Horn Controls and Turn Signal System. The rear leaf springs are in great solid shape as well as the shocks. The axle limiter straps are present and in great shape.
The OEM fuel tank was removed and there is an after market performance Fuel Safe Fuel Tank in the boot of the car with all new Stainless Steel Braided Aeroquip Fuel Lines and Fittings from the front to rear. Also included two of the OEM fuel tanks with the auction if you wanted to replace the system I installed.
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICAL
The Oil/Fuel/Water and Volt Meters have been replaced with aftermarket Auto Meter Gauges but I also have the OEM gauges that were removed from the car and are included with the auction. The Tachometer & Speedometer are OEM and fully functional. The engine electrical is complete. All of the light fixtures are brand new except for the headlights (which are in perfect working shape) however they need to be wired into the system.
INTERIOR & COVERS
The interior has not been finished and is about 90% complete. I have the OEM seats. door panels. rear panel (installed). coping (installed). dash panel (installed). glove box door (installed). I DO NOT have the carpet or the quarter panel trims. The shifter boot is not new but it is in excellent shape. The E-Brake boot is brand new as well as the closing hardware for it (not installed). I have a brand new never installed (needs buttons and snaps installed into it) Tonneau Cover (white in color) that is new but needs to be cleaned. The top is complete with side curtains and the fold up support frame but they are in rough shape. The original OEM to. frames and curtains are included with the auction. All of the rubber on the windshield is brand new. The windshield and frame itself are not new but they are in excellent shape and the glass has no chips or cracks.
The body was completely removed from the chassis. The chassis was cleaned. inspected and then painted with frame paint. Extensive work has been done with the body. Any rusty piece was removed then repaired or replaced. sand blasted and then painted. The body pieces that are new are as follows: Inner Quarter Panels/All Rear Inner Closing Panels. Complete Rear Apron. Complete Floor Boards. Outer Sub-Frame Re-Enforcements. Outer Rocker Panels. Inner Front Closing Panels. and ALL Body Mounts. All body panels that were used as replacements were OEM direct fit replacements. All seams were sealed with 3M Seam-Sealer and the whole underbody was undercoated with a thick black layer of Undercoat. Everything on the outer part of the body was epoxy primed with a base coat and clear coat outer finish with a beautiful metallic silver flake finish. Minimal filler was used to complete this car. NO BONDO or halfway "cheap" fixes here!!! The front and rear bumpers were shaved. The fender and rear apron seams were shaved and the doors were shaved (and completely shut off forever to never open again) to create one continuous sleek and sexy body line that keeps going all the way around the car. There are two brand new OEM Chrome Mirrors for the car that were never installed but are brand new in the boxes. The hood and trunk hinges are mint and fully functional and have a perfect chrome finish. The DZUS Fasteners are mint. fully functional and have a perfect chrome finish as well. The car also has the DZUS T-Key with it. Due to the no door fact is the reason I installed the custom steering shaft and removeable wheel to make it easier to get in and out of the cockpit. All the body work was professionally done.
The car comes with a notebook packed full of the receipts that have been acquired and saved since the previous owner bought the car and throughout the restoration of the car. Also included are two original and OLD Service manuals to got with the auction. You will be getting all of this with this auction. Basically. this car is almost ready to go.
Among the other things you get with the car that I already listed. you are also getting more spare parts such as another set of steel wheels. OEM hubcaps with the Triumph Globe center badge (need to be re-chromed). all the appropriate Triumph Badging. original Triumph shift knob and more. I also have A LOT of spare parts for this car that it does not NEED to be finished but could come in handy to its new owner. The new owner will also have these parts after this car sells. Among these parts there are windshields and frames. doors. door panels. front suspension parts. springs. front rotors and hub assemblies. over 300 in engine gaskets (including a new head gasket). steering wheel. 2 transmissions (one has a cracked bell housing but the internals can go into the empty trans housing I have). seals. trims. sets of rear shocks and front springs. steering gear box and components. nbsp;Performance Aluminum Engine Mount Plate to reduce weight. Performance Aluminum Intake Manifold for better and more direct flow and more!
Everything all in. great opportunity for someone. you will not be disappointed. Please e-mail to view. Car is currently located in Leicestershire. Well worth the effort of European buyers to come and view. as there are some very interesting other cars.
£15. 95 OVNO. Must come to view.
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