- Item Location:
- Mesa, AZ
- Seller: streetsidephx
- Phone: 480-926-1344
With its classic styling, bold colors, and unbeatable driving personality, this 1960 Triumph TR3A is open-top motoring heaven. So this enthusiast's machine is ready to drive out of our showroom today and hit the open road.
The design of this is pure European style. The full-width grille is a clear indicator of the TR3A, and those headlights are beautifully crafted into the body. The long flowing fenders and low-cut doors carry a more dramatic line than even the XK120 roadster. It all ends in a rear design that has a hint of a tailfin to appeal to the all-important USA export market. It's amazing that this much style could be contained in such a compact body. In fact, the size and weight of the TR3 has made it a perpetual darling in road course racing, and features like the removable windscreen and genuine wire wheels with knock-off hubs only heighten that feeling. But the cherry red paint also gives this one a very cheery disposition. So we really know you just want to strap a picnic basket to the luggage rack and take this one on a long Sunday-funday trip.
Because this is a vehicle that's meant to be open to the world, we love the way the black interior looks against the red paint. This car is built for the pure driving experience. So you'll love gazing at the full Jaeger gauge package, grabbing the thin/grippy steering wheel, and the gearbox is just a fingertip away. Push the start knob and then let the wind whip through the interior while you help fill it with the wonderful soundtrack from the motor. For those times that you do get caught out in wet weather, this one comes with the full top and side curtains to get you home dry.
One of the reasons why the TR3 is a sought-after roadster from its era is under the hood. The 1991cc motor was one of the larger displacements for the class - outpacing other icons like the MGA. The engine bay looks well maintained, there's a handy electric fan, and those twin SU carbs are something we all look for at the car shows. The motor's nice condition means you know this is the one you want for an easy jaunt down the open road. The exhaust note is hypnotic as you discover the fun and control that the four-speed manual gearbox provides. And these sprightly roadsters have built a reputation for providing one of the best driving experiences around, including desirable features like front disc brakes and rack & pinion steering.
Everywhere you look on this one (including the undercarriage photos) prove this is a complete and well-maintained TR3. It starts readily and runs strong to deliver that eager-to-drive attitude you love in a proper classic British roadster. So don't let this deal slip away, call today!