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This late Triumph TR3A was despatched on the 27th July 1961 and registered in 1962. The car was sold new by Standard Triumph Motor Company Inc, Boston, USA and from the vehicle Heritage Certificate the car was shipped from Southampton to USA aboard the vessel 'American Guide'. The TR3A was ordered new with heater, whitewall tyres and tonneau cover.
Our TR has spent most of its life in the US, and it wasn't until the summer of 2014 the car made its way back to the UK. The car arrived in the UK in excellent mechanical order and was well presented throughout. The vehicle was soon sold to an Italian Doctor, a collector based in the North of Italy. Since then the car has been further improved with paintwork ensuring it has a stunning, gleaming finish and various chrome work. The TR3A came back to the UK from Italy in 2017 and had in the region of £9000 spent on a full right hand drive conversion to include new steering column, steering rack and outer and inner steering shafts, new front brake calipers, brake pads, rear brake shoes, new wheel cylinders, rebuilt carburettors, new thermostat and electric fan, new control box, wiper arms, clutch pipe and accelerator pedal. Cosmetic work included new over-riders and re-trimmed upholstery.
On the road the car performs superbly and handles superbly. The engine sounds terrific, holds excellent oil pressure and feels very responsive. Gear changes are slick, the syncro's are excellent and the car is great fun to drive. The TR3A presents very well with an excellent hood, sidescreens, Minilight style wheels, lovely paintwork, body panels are exceptionally straight, the underbody superb and the interior looks excellent with its superbly trimmed upholstery.