This is obviously one rare and highly desirable classic British sports car – a completely rust free and fully restored example of the legendary chrome bumper and ‘Wide Mouth Grille’ TR3A roadster! The trunk, floor boards, rocker panels and all the typically rust prone areas are all completely solid and rust free – an obviously always garaged example that was lovingly restored! The ‘Sky Blue’ color paint is in simply stunning condition and the interior is also quite extraordinary with Black seats and matching door panels, a lovely original steering wheel and original ‘Jaeger’ gauges. The Black color soft top is new and the car has side curtains, original disc wheels and its original spare wheel with leather strap in its storage compartment. The 1991 cc engine purrs quietly under the hood and the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears – an absolute pleasure to drive! The original TR3 (1955-57) was a mildly restyled successor to the TR2 (1953-55) which had won numerous rallies and races in the 1950’s making the TR’s both famous and respected with remarkable 100mph performance from a 4 cylinder engine with ‘wet’ cylinder liners, a legendary and virtually unbreakable powerplant if one observed the ‘redline’! In 1955 The TR3 was introduced with no major mechanical or dimensional changes apart from front disc brakes and a small horsepower gain which was increased from 95bhp to an even 100bhp, an increase of 5ย hp over the TR2 thanks to the larger SU H6 carburettors fitted and the addition of a ‘high port’ cylinder head and later with an enlarged manifold with the introduction of the TR3A in 1958.

Price: Auction

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Location: Santa Monica, California, United States