Lot 2

2018   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2018

1957 Triumph TR3

SOLD $57,200


$55,000 - $70,000| Without Reserve


TS 20880 L

Car Highlights

Triple Concours Winner Including a Best of Show
Ideally Presented in British Racing Green over Stone Vinyl
Late-Series High-Port Model with Front Disc Brakes
Under 100 Miles Since Five-Year Ground-Up Restoration
Includes Restoration Photos, Records, Owner’s Manual, Tools, and Jack

Technical Specs

1,991 CC Inline OHV 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
100 BHP at 5,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Front Hydraulic Disc, Rear Drum Brakes
Front Independent Coil-Spring Suspension
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is titled 1956.

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Triumph introduced its 100 mph TR2 in 1953. Cut-down doors, frog-eye headlights, and lively performance proved a winning combination, and 5,521 were exported. The TR3 arrived in 1955 and could hit 110 mph. When front disc brakes arrived in 1956, export sales tripled.

The beautiful example on offer is a later TR3, with the revised, high-port engine and front disc brakes. The current owner purchased this TR3 and commissioned a painstakingly detailed restoration. During the five-year process, parts were repaired or replaced with factory-correct items, including a rebuilt engine, gearbox, axles, steering, suspension, and brakes. Classic & Antique Restoration of Cleves, Ohio, repainted the body in Triumph’s shade of British

Racing Green, and the brightwork was renewed. A custom top and proper side curtains were crafted to concours standards. The interior was reupholstered in contrasting Stone vinyl, with Wilton wool carpets and correct rubber floor mats. Electrical parts were rebuilt or replaced, including gauges and switches, and a new wiring harness and new rubber parts were installed. The gleaming TR3 earned a Best in Class at the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance at Ault Park, and was named Best of Show at the 2016 Triumph Register of America meeting, then earned 99.5 points at the meet in 2017. The restoration is well documented and photographed, and the car comes with a factory build sheet, tool kit, and owner’s manual. This concours-decorated TR3 Roadster is poised for further exhibition or the open road.