1962 Triumph TR3B (SOLD)
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Two owners, last owner since 1971, a beautiful original example of this rare model, wire wheels, very clean body and paint, 71,000 original miles, never had or needed major repairs.
Last owner was told, in 1971, that the car had its original paint. And to be candid, it looks that way to us....every little chip we touched up was down to the bare metal....IF it isn't original, was it strpped to the bare metal and resprayed back in the 1960s??
Went over every edge with my kitchen magnet, stuck everywhere. Peered underneath and found excellent chassis, floors, and body mounts. Inner seills, body mounts, edges of the body at the back, floor pans....all rust free and incredibly well preserved. Did a compression test, 150 psi in every cylinder. Took it down the road, 75 psi oil pressure when warm, no smoke, strong performance, incredibly good steering, brakes worked well, VERY impressive.
Brand new top and tonneau. Original side curtains are quite nice, original chrome is VERY good, wiring seems excellent, all new interior (impresively done including the dashboard and cowl surround) in re with white piping, maybe the nicest mostly original TR3s I have ever driven.
And yes, as a TR3B (verified by the VIN number), has an all synchromesh TR4 transmission. With excellent synchonizer action. Actually, feels like new.
Imagine driving this car for a season AND THEN having it painted black. Gosh, what an exquisite TR3A this would be.