Ohio TR3A: 1961 Triumph TR3

1961 Triumph Tr3 Front Corner

There were over 58,000 Triumph TR3As built, but of those it is believed that around 9,500 have survived. This 1961 TR3A is one of the remaining survivors, but it’s going to need some work to be road worthy again. It’s survived in a barn in Mayfield Village, Ohio and the owner is finally letting it move on. You can find it on eBay with a current bid of $3,650, but the reserve has yet to be reached.

1961 Triumph Tr3 Side

We hope this one goes cheap, because it’s going to be expensive to restore. The frame rails and floors are solid, but the rockers and front fenders are rusty. There’s also a large dent in the grill opening and front bumper that’s going to be difficult to repair. However, parts are plentiful for the TR3 and this is the more desirable TR3A, so it should be a good restoration candidate. The 2.0l 4-cylinder engine doesn’t run, but it turns, so hopefully it won’t be difficult to fix.

1961 Triumph Tr3 Rear

This TR3 is rough, but the value of these cars has gone up considerably in recent times. Hopefully the rust isn’t too bad, as this car would be a blast to rebuild and take out on a beautiful fall day for a drive. If the reserve is met soon, this car could be a bargain for a great British Roadster.


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  1. Ron Southan

    My very first car was ’56 smallmouth TR3. Great way to get started in the sports car craze but a real truck compared to the Lotus Elan that replaced it.

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