THIS CAR HAS NOW BEEN WITHDRAWN. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
The final evolution of the TR2/TR3 line, the TR3A was introduced in September 1957. A slightly updated version of the TR3, it differed only in having a wider front grill, exterior door handles, a lockable boot handle and a full tool kit as standard.
Great fun to drive, its tough boxed section chassis featured independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a leaf sprung 'live' rear axle and disc / drum brakes. Fitted with a 1991cc four-cylinder ohv engine developing some 104bhp and 117lbft of torque, this robust unit endowed the TR3A with a 109mph top speed and spirited acceleration. The car was replaced by the TR4 in 1962.
This LHD barn find will need to be treated to a full renovation before it hits the streets again. Rescued from long term storage in California, the vendor informs us that it starts and runs and comes with its original California Title document.
Arriving on these shores in 2014, the file includes import documentation which proves that the relevant duties have been paid, the vendor informing us that the car has also got its correct NOVA documentation which is required by the DLVA before they will consider UK registration.
The vendor has reluctantly concluded that following a bout of ill health, he won’t be able to do it justice in the foreseeable future and it therefore has to go.