Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 7 December 2010
The Triumph TR3A is one of the most charming sports cars of its era and was built between 1957 and 1962 by the Triumph Motor Company. The TR3A had some updates from the TR3: they included the new wide front grill, exterior door handles, lockable boot handle and they came with a full tool kit as standard.
The total production run of the TR3A was 58,236 making it the third best selling TR after the TR6 and TR7, though it is estimated that only 9,500 of the original 58,000 built survive in the world today. The Triumph TR3 was the first production car to include standard disc brakes, which were continued on the TR3A, and the car was known for its superior braking ability, making it an autocross favourite. The TR3A is often still seen competing in Vintage and Production racing today.
This particular TR3A is finished in green with cream interior and has spent most of its life in So