1959 Triumph TR3A

Lot: 217

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.99L 1958 Triumph TR3 A manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 122 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Repatriated roadster rejuvenated after a meticulous restoration...

  • Really well-restored, left-hand drive, imported TR with lots of attention to detail
  • Body and chassis stripped to bare metal with panels replaced, where necessary
  • Engine rebuilt with reground crankshaft and new oil pump and timing chain assembly
  • Fitted with a full synchromesh, TR4 gearbox (original box supplied). New propshaft and clutch
  • Finished in Signal Red with new black leather seats piped in White. New White hood 
  • Matching numbers car with lots of history


Lot Details

Registration: 185 UYL RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1958 Engine size: 1.99L
Make: Triumph Odometer reading (miles): 50
Model: TR3 A MOT expiry:
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: TS/36636-L

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 122 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Chassis rebuilt, sandblasted and repainted. All components removed, parts cleaned to bare metal, repainted, new parts fitted where required.
All external parts are as period for the vehicle.

  • Both outer and inner sills replaced with new
  • Both full floorpans renewed
  • Rear upper boot floor replaced
  • New battery box  
  • Various rusted steel removed
  • Bare-metal respray
  • New stainless steel bumpers and overriders, front and rear



Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Full interior refitted, including new black/white piped leather for front seats and dashboard recovered.
All dash and heater components rebuilt and detailed.
Brand new hood in white.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine rebuilt with new liners, upgraded to 76. Reground crankshaft, new oil pump and new timing chain assembly. Full stainless steel exhaust system 
Both SU 1 3/4 inch carbs have been refurbished (original  carbs)
4/ all electric parts refurbished POSS. Earth .and all have screw terminals


Gears: Drive-shaft:


TR4 gearbox fitted with full synchromesh (supplied with the original TR3A Box). New propshaft fitted and new clutch unit.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All suspension parts checked and all moving joints replaced, repainted and assembled. Front dampers, front and rear springs (competition spec.) renewed. 
60 spoke wire wheels shotblasted, repainted and fitted with new tyres


Minor: Major:


New cloth wire harness. All electrical components refurbished and small parts renewed.

Vehicle History


Supplied with V5C, Nova, and heritage papers plus receipts for over £8,000. Email contact from previous lady owner from the USA. (She owned the vehicle for 25yrs) and is a curator for the National Car Museum in Illinois. Matching numbers.

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history