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1959 Triumph TR3A: It Runs!


This is a classic story of a stalled father-son project. A great deal of work has already been done on this Triumph, located in Palm Harbor, Florida and available here on eBay with bidding currently under $900 but it hasn’t met reserve. $2,300 of new parts are included from a leading Triumph parts vendor and some metal work has already been done. Some of the new bits include a grille, front bumper, other chrome, and even the top. The tonneau and side curtains have been renewed recently. The engine even runs, and the seller has posted a video here to prove it. If the metalwork has been done well and depending on the reserve this could really end up being a bargain. The seller states that the only components missing are the radiator and center part of the dash, both of which are fairly easy to obtain. If I were looking for a TR3, I’d be all over this one!


  1. julian

    What a bargain.
    Will be snapped up by a UK dealer if no one local gets there first.
    Most of the work done looks Ok except a couple of joints.
    Most of the difficult work seems to have been done.
    Check the front end of the chassis for any “dings” which might deform the frame so that the car won’t steer straight.
    Even with bent frame its one of the simplest repairs because the body can be easily lifted off the frame.

  2. John M

    This is my 60 TR3 to show what it could look like. Blast to drive too.

  3. John M

    Here’s a pic of my 60 TR3 to show what it could look like. Very fun to drive.

  4. MikeOH

    Wait…if you watch the video, he’s running and revving the engine without any coolant?? Do the phrases ‘blown head gasket’ or ‘warped cylinder head’ mean anything to this guy?

  5. Jamie Palmer Jamie Staff

    Beautiful car, John!

  6. jim s

    a spitfire ( being used as a table ) and yamaha rd 350 or 400 in the background. a lot of work still to go but still an interesting project. i hope the reserve is not to high. very nice find.

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