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1960 Triumph TR3

To be offered at auction at auctions america's auburn spring event, may 7-9, 2015.estimate:$ 35,000 - $ 45,000 heavily influenced by the prototype tr, the tr2 debuted in late 1953, followed by the TR3, which was introduced at the 1955 london motor show. Shrewdly filling the wide gap between mg and jaguar, the cars enjoyed strong popularity, thanks to their performance, reliability, fuel economy and surprising durability. One thing was certain, to many, driving the Triumph TR3 when new was an exciting and different way to explore the american landscape. There was a thrill in driving pleasure that was unescapable in america's best-selling imported sports car. Part of the secret to this success was that you did not have to be a sports car driver to have fun in the TR3. The solid suspension and easy to predict response had resulted in first in class in practically every major european rally of the period. With credentials such as these; it was easy to see that this would be an enjoyable drive on the highway or through your neighborhood to the supermarket. This is an excellent example of the iconic Triumph TR3. It is finished in white with red leather that features white piping on the seats. This beautiful color combination is enhanced by chrome wire wheels with knock-offs and wide whitewall tires. A similarly presented car was used in period by Triumph to advertise the brand and model. It was seen at the time on the rear cover of road & track magazine on multiple occasions, and well-remembered by those who were longing to add one of their own TR3's to the garage. Among the additional features is the luggage rack, dual fender-mounted mirrors, white top boot and windshield windwings. The inline four-cylinder engine is correct and the engine bay meticulous in presentation; the engine is paired with a manual transmission with factory overdrive which is reported to make the car an absolute delight at highway speeds. Such is the quality; this Triumph has placed in many regional and national competitions over the years. Although the restoration has slightly aged, it is still show-worthy.

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