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  • Triumph TR3 1956 (Historic Plate) White

    Description

    This beautiful and quite rare 'Small Mouth' Triumph TR3 - Chassis No: TS/10061-L and Engine No: TS10424E is a 'Matching Numbers' car and was manufactured by the Standard Motor Company in Canley, Coventry on February 8th 1956 and exported to the USA.

    The car remained in the USA until being purchased by the Northern TR Centre in Cleveland from its owner in Sacramento, California and imported to England in October 1989.

    The car was sold by them to a Mr H G Powell of Bolton, Lancashire on 4th November 1989 and he subsequently embarked on a complete documented 'Body-Off' Chassis rebuild including RHD conversion which was finally completed in June 1995. The car was subsequently registered with the DVLA and given the period number plate GFO 921.

    There is a huge file containing every single invoice for all the new parts purchased and works carried out during this restoration including a handwritten log of each invoice with the dates and amounts spent and which in total come to just over £18,600.

    Mr Powell sold the car through TR Bitz to the second owner in 2003 and after 2 years it was purchased by the current owner from TR Bitz in November 2005. During his ownership he has had a number of upgrades fitted including a full bare metal repaint by specialist classic car body refinishers Automo (UK) Ltd in Taplow, Buckinghamshire in June 2015.

    It is finished in unmarked Old English White with Black trim and carpets, full Black weather equipment including side screens, rebuilt 1991cc Engine, 4 Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive, front Disc Brake conversion, EZ 'Electric' Steering conversion, uprated Cooling System and Aluminium Radiator, front Anti-Roll Bar, 15" Wire Wheels with new Continental Tyres and lots more.

    This car really is an exceptional example and it comes with a very good history file including the original build log and invoices, a copy of its California Title Certificate, photographs, all recent invoices and all MOT Certificates from its first one in 1995 through to 2016,

    Since the rebuild, the car has only covered 6,541 miles and it really is in exceptional condition and is beautiful to drive.

    Upon sale, the car will come with our own Customer Care Package including a new MOT (although registered as exempt) and pre-sales checkover/service and a 6 Month Mechanical Warranty which can be upgraded and extended at additional cost. It has been checked on HPi and is clear on all registers and a copy is contained in the history file.

    A perfect car for touring on those deserted French roads this summer!

    Car on display @ our showrooms in Mortlake.

    Specification

    • Type -

      Convertible

    • Year -

      1956

    • Basic colour -

      White

    • Colour name -

      Old English

    • Transmission -

      Manual

    • Orientation -

      Right Hand Drive

    • Trim -

      Leather

    • Wheels -

      Wire

    £ 38,995


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