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|Triumph TR3, the ultimate sportscar which is still very reasonable priced.|
In the 1950’s Triumph faced competition with MG who had introduced their MGA in 1955. Triumph had to come with a new car, an evolution of the Triumph TR2 which was built from 1953 to 1955.
Triumph had to introduce another popular British Sports Car.
The Triumph TR3 was also introduced in 1955 and was recognizable by it’s small mouth grille.
In comparison with it’s predecessor, the TR3 had some more horsepowers and different changes on the body and the techniques.
If one asks a a serious classic car collector what to buy if one wants to have a nice classic driving car in his collection, the answer is 9 out of 10 times, a Triumph TR3.
The Triumph TR3 is a superb classic car.The car has all the advantages one can have in a classic car. Quite a lot luggage space, formidable seat, enough space in the cockpit so smaller as well as taller people fit perfect in a TR3 and the driving capacities of a Triumph TR are extremely good because of it’s low weight and powerful engine. It will be hard to find a classic car who gives one so much fun as a Triumph TR3.
It is not strange that the Triumph was and still is very successful in rallies and race track races. It is a relative easy car to drive and it can be both driven as a race car to drift as well as a touring car to use for holidays. It really has all the possibilities.
Amongst the superb driving, the Triumph TR3 is a very nice looking car and especially this example.
The Triumph is originally delivered in the Netherlands in July 1957.
The car has just been finished from a nut and bolt restoration and is fitted with a factory overdrive.
The Triumph is complete with weather equipment (side windows and roof).
A very impressive example in a superb color combination which has been extensively restored and is also very nice under the bonnet while
Triumph in the Mille Miglia
In 1954 Triumph made her debut in the Mille Miglia. Dutchmen Maurice Gatzonides finished with co-driver and chief of the Triumph Works department Ken Richardson on the 27th place overall with their dark green TR2 registered OVC 276. (This Triumph returned to the Mille Miglia in 2009).
In 1957 Triumph entered a very well prepared TR 3 Works in to the Mille Miglia. The car ws driven by Nancy Mitchell and Pat Faichney. The car was driving extremely well and was on the 16th place overall when Nancy had a small accident which unfortunately broke her radiator. So they did not finish.
This car SHP 520 with startnumber 300 was back in the Mille Miglia 2009, 2010. In total there have been 8 Triumph TR3’s ever in the Mille Miglia of 1957.
The car in this sale is finished in black with a beige interior.
The condition of the Triumph is stuning. The car seems almost as new.
The car is extremely well and very professional resprayed during it’s restoration and an enormous amount of money has been spend on the car to bring it in it’s stunning condition. The interior of the Triumph has been restored very well and still looks as new. It happens so often that people try to safe money on their interior job because it is most of the time the final work to do. In this case, the expenses has increased to make it as perfect as possible.
In short; this is an amazing Triumph TR3 which has been completely restored and comes with the best possible specifications.
So a car which deserve to drive the 2012 Mille Miglia.
The car has a Dutch registration (all EU taxes are paid and a FIVA passport can be arranged with the car).
For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please feel free to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend.
The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
Sold on the 07.11.2012
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