Wall Art: 1960 Triumph TR3

Wall Art TR3

Some people go to great lengths to protect their unfinished projects. It makes sense, after putting countless hours into repairing, straightening, and sanding body panels, the last thing you want is for them to get damaged while they wait to be painted. I’ve seen people go as far as hanging their car from the rafters, but this has to be the first time I’ve seen someone carefully hang each panel on the wall of their garage. As Jim S put it, this is true wall art! In all honesty, I can’t think of anything I’d rather have decorating the walls of my garage than a car as beautiful as a Triumph TR3. This 1960 TR3 found its way onto the wall when the seller’s father started restoring the car. As the body panels were prepped and primed, they were mounted up there for safe keeping. The rest of the car is sitting on the ground awaiting restoration. Have a look at the entire project here on eBay in Woodbridge, Virginia.

1960 Triumph TR3 project

The restoration didn’t make it much further than priming and hanging the panels on the wall. It has been sitting since the ’80s, so most of the work would likely need redoing anyways. The seller claims there’s a lot of parts with it, including some new bits. Apparently, their father cataloged everything, so hopefully that will make the huge task of reassembly a little easier.

Triumph TR3

This TR3 is in quite rough condition, but these are fairly simple cars. As long as all the pieces really are there, it shouldn’t be impossible to restore. The major issue I see is knowing how to put it all back together. It would also be hard to fight the urge to leave the panels hanging on the wall as art! Don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather be out driving this car than looking at it, but just image the look on people’s faces when you tell them you have a collection of fine art hanging on your garage wall!


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  1. Alan (Michigan)

    Anyone who just installed the body panels and did a quick color spray and interior would be hiding the problems of the chassis itself.

    As a basket case/jigsaw puzzle, this is partly assembled… but would benefit by a complete teardown and redo before refitting the fenders, etc….

  2. Scott Allison

    No problem! Just get a few BF’ers together with a couple cases of Beer… Pizza..
    Have this little jem back on the road in no time!

  3. paul

    Heck, I like it just as wall art.

  4. John

    I had a TR3 as a kid.
    Better to leave it on the wall , where it is less of a bother

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