1960 Triumph TR3A Convertible

A solid original New Mexico car with a recent body-off restoration, this Triumph has the factory rear seat. Factory-quality patch panels were used where needed. Priority was placed on originality and drivability. The chrome has been replated, and the interior was completely re-covered with leather seat trim. The full engine rebuild was performed with 87 mm pistons, enlarging displacement to more than 2.1 liters. Internal engine parts have been balanced, and the transmission was rebuilt. Every major mechanical item on the car has been rebuilt, repaired or replaced. A solid original New Mexico car with a recent body-off restoration, this Triumph has the factory rear seat. Factory-quality patch panels were used where needed. Priority was placed on originality and drivability. The chrome has been replated, and the interior was completely re-covered with leather seat trim. The full engine rebuild was performed with 87 mm pistons, enlarging displacement to more than 2.1 liters. Internal engine parts have been balanced, and the transmission was rebuilt. Every major mechanical item on the car has been rebuilt, repaired or replaced.

Special features and modifications:

• Correct A-type overdrive rebuilt and in perfect working order.
• Full weather equipment, including new top, fully rebuilt side curtains, new tonneau cover and convertible boot cover. All in new condition.
• Rack-and-pinion steering upgrade for dramatically improved driving experience. Installation done to allow use of original steering wheel and turn signals.
• Upgraded cooling system, including enlarged heater core, upgraded water pump and electric cooling fan.
• Pertronix electronic ignition system. Eliminates ignition points, very reliable, fits inside original distributor.
• Spin-on oil filter simplifies service.

Although this car has not been entered in any shows at this point, the current owner is confident that it would be able to do so with success.

Reid Trummel

Reid Trummel - SCM Contributor

Reid is editor-publisher of Healey Marque magazine, the official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of America (www.healeyclub.org). His interest in cars began when he taught himself to drive a stick in a hand-me-down 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Wanting more power than the Alfa’s 1300 could provide, he bought a Healey 3000 and fell down that slippery slope of affection for British cars. Currently the owner of two 1956 Healeys — a 100M and a 100 with the Le Mans Kit — his affliction also includes non-British dalliances. He is also Chairman of the Columbia Gorge Classic Rally (www.columbiagorgemgaclub.org). He makes his home in Portland, OR.

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