1961 Triumph TR3A
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"I had been trying to sell my classic car through “Trademe” for months with no success. A couple of people had mentioned Jesmond so in desperation I contacted him. He very promptly arranged to inspect the car and having already done his homework gave me an idea of what he could sell the car for and confirmed it in writing a day later. The “on behalf” deal was written up and I knew what was happening at all times with constant correspondence. The car sold in a couple of weeks and everything was taken care of by Jesmond. I am very happy with the result and felt I could trust him from the moment I met him. He's too trust-worthy to be a car dealer. He's more a car lover who helps others move on from their indulgences."Brian Campbell, Rangiora, North Canterbury, New Zealand
The Triumph TR3 is a British sports car produced between 1955 and 1962 by the Standard-Triumph Motor Company of Coventry, England.
A traditional roadster, the TR3 is an evolution of the company's earlier TR2 model, with greater power and improved braking. This updated variant, popularly but unofficially known as the "TR3A" entered production in 1957 and 1961 was the last year for them.
The rugged ‘sidescreen’ TR was a sales and motorsport success and was the company's third best seller in the TR range, behind the TR7 and the TR6. The Triumph was campaigned in races, hill climbs, and rallies across Europe and North America, with several outright, team, and class victories to its credit.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- NZ NEW - still on original black plates, this car was restored by us in house.
- New upholstery, new carpets, new tyres, new wire wheels, new chrome bits including new front bumper, body was mostly stripped down and repainted. When we got it, none of the electrics were working, brakes were ceased etc - it was stored without any use for many years - all this has been restored and car is now in great working order with no known issues whatsoever.
- We did nothing on motor as its quite healthy, with good oil pressure, compressions etc. Will be serviced, have fluids changed on sale.
- Gearbox is a delight to handle, through its central stubby, short-throw lever.
- The steering itself is reasonably fast and the ride in general is quite good.
- A stunning looking car - the Triumph TR3 is a popular British roadster from the 1950s. Simple and reliable, this car could reach 110 mph.
- On a sunny day, being able to completely remove the side screens (which we don't have for the car by the way) makes for an interesting driving experience too!
- Driving a TR3 is an invigorating experience. The power to weight ratio is good, and the 2-litre engine is flexible enough to pull heartily from fairly low speeds.
The Triumph TR series of sports cars was designed to provide maximum performance at minimum cost.
Triumph found success with the TR2, so the introduction of the TR3 was a natural progression. The frontal styling change to the egg box grille was a simple change, though many more important but less obvious upgrades occurred during the TR3’s life. The engine first benefited from the high port head, then the change to 1¾-inch SU carburettors, resulting in a power boost to 100BHP.
Engineering development, assisted by the works competition programme, continued to the point where the TR was refined into arguably the most reliable, rugged and competitive sports car available in the late 1950s.
To this day, the TR3 still manages to accomplish that objective in an exhilarating manner.
Highly sought after and appreciating asset - Buy a good one, like this one, and you won’t go wrong.
Car will be sold WOF’d and Registered.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
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The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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