1961 Triumph TR3 description:Offered for sale, from KURT TANNER MOTORCARS, is this fairly complete and original Triumph TR3A just out of long term storage. This car was purchased out of an estate from Lake Charles, LA. There is evidence of a Texas inspection sticker circa 1968 on the windshield. The car appears very complete with little missing and would be a good candidate for a full restoration. This model is the later "raised hinges" version with stiffer body pressings and other sheet metal improvements. It still retains it's believed matching numbers drivetrain, although currently the engine and steering is stuck, but the car is rolling fine.
The body on the car would need at least the floors replaced, as well as some work on the trunk floor, which is now thin with some rust-through in several spots. The main inner and outer rockers, as well as the dogleg areas appear pretty solid. Panel fit is good and consistent with factory gapping. The chassis frame, although a bit scaly with some surface rust, appears good and solid with no holes apparent.
The car includes the pictured loose parts with the important steering wheel trafficator assembly. The car still retains it's original VIN plate, although the two brass body tags are not present. An interesting note is the Lake Charles Sports Car Club badge. Also included is some old weather equipment such as the softtop and tonneau cover. The car is noted to be missing the air cleaners, which are available as new reproduction. The windshield glass looks to be in good shape.
Overall, a decently straight and restorable car in a rare and desirable, attractive original color scheme. It is upgraded with the 60-spoke wire wheel option, modestly priced for the restorer.
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The description above is general in nature and not to be solely relied upon by buyer. Buyer to verify authenticity, matching numbers, condition, year, model, make, type, rarity or provenance and all other relevant information.
This car is sold with a clear title and is available for inspection by appointment.
This car is located in Southern California,35 minutes (30 miles)from the Los Angeles Port of Long Beach.
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