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Reserve Removed: 1963 Triumph TR3B

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Reserve Removed: 1963 Triumph TR3B

Winning Bid: $27,500 (USD) by: ejotoo

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Chassis/VIN:

TCF40L

Location:

Fulton, Maryland

Odometer:

89,593 (Mi)

Lot Number:

11484041

Engine:

2138cc I4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Winning Bid: $27,500 (USD) by: ejotoo

Auction Type:  No Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

TCF40L

Location:

Fulton, Maryland

Odometer:

89,593 (Mi)

Lot Number:

11484041

Engine:

2138cc I4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

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Vehicle Story

This 1963 Triumph TR3B is a highly original two-owner roadster with a color-matched hardtop, newer Dayton wire wheels, and current maintenance history that is powered by a 2,138cc inline-four mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller has owned the vehicle for 44 years and carried out a refresh on the interior finishes, mechanical condition, and paint at an early stage of ownership. Finished in Signal Red with a black top over a black vinyl interior, this final-year TR3B is now offered with the factory hardtop, the original factory tool kit, the original wire wheels, and a clear Maryland title in the seller’s name.

The TR3 was produced by the Standard-Triumph Motor Company in Coventry, England, first launching production in 1955. Successive model years brought about changes to the drivetrain and aesthetics, and a TR3B variant debuted beginning in 1962 with a short model run through 1963. This example from the final year of production was repainted in its original Signal Red shade in the late 1970s, accompanied by a matching hardtop, black side curtains, a tonneau cover, and Brooklands racing screens. The fenders and body panels are described as being original and accident-free, and the bumper's other bright trim elements were re-chromed. The seller notes that there are some areas of corrosion starting in the lower front fenders, but the floorboards are in good condition and the paint shows well for its age. Specific areas of blemishes are shown in the photo gallery.

Dayton 15” multi-spoke wire wheels with spinner caps are wrapped in newer Vredestein tires. The braking system features discs up front and drums in the rear, leveraging a rebuilt master cylinder. The suspension is comprised of double A-arms and coil springs up front with conventional leaf springs in the rear, and chassis work included replacement of the rear axle seal and the rear wheel cylinders.

The interior provides black vinyl bucket seats with contrasting white piping and was outfitted with newer matching material on the dash and door panels as well as replacement carpeting during the seller’s long-term ownership. Added content includes an adjustable steering column and a spare tire which is housed in a compartment beneath the trunk.

Instrumentation is framed by a three-spoke banjo-style steering wheel and includes a 120-mph speedometer and a 6k-rpm tachometer. Additional gauges are housed within the center stack displaying oil pressure, fuel level, coolant temperature, and voltage. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads 89k miles, although true mileage on the chassis is unknown.

The 2,138cc inline-four received a carburetor rebuild and recent service to the charging system, clutch, cooling system hoses, points, rotor, condenser, and fuel pump. The battery is also newer, and the muffler and tailpipe have been replaced. Power is directed to the rear wheels via a floor-shifted 4-speed manual transmission.

The sale includes the car’s original wire wheels, the original factory tool kit, and a hardtop.

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Comments & Questions

August 27, 2021
08:57 AM

@JohnGruz – Hi did the TR 3B sell ?? How did I miss that listing. Thanks John 1-603-412-2362 ...

Hi John, the auction is still live for 3 more hours. It will end at noon in Arizona. Thanks

August 27, 2021
08:52 AM

Hi did the TR 3B sell ?? How did I miss that listing. Thanks John 1-603-412-2362

August 26, 2021
10:47 AM
Seller

@jmpilo241 – Is the windshield currently mounted on the car? Are all of the cylinders reading proper psi? Are there any leaks? Thank again, Joe ...

Hi Joe, sorry about the delay. Yes the windshield is mounted on the car now. Removing the windshield is a very fast and easy operation, there are just 2 screws on each side that hold it on. Easiest with two persons but I can do it alone when necessary. Yes, the engine does have good compression and oil pressure. The shop that did some work to get the car back in shape did a compression test and wrote "test numbers show a healthy engine". As far as leaks, not sure what type you are thinking of: no oil leaks that I am aware of, brake system has been gone over, cooling system has been gone over.

August 25, 2021
01:22 PM

Is the windshield currently mounted on the car? Are all of the cylinders reading proper psi? Are there any leaks? Thank again, Joe

August 24, 2021
08:18 AM
Seller

@Slb0151 – Have you had the TR3 very long? ...

Hi, I bought the car in probably 1977, so I have had it about 43-44 years. I was looking for an Austin Healy 3000, but I saw this car in the paper and it just sounded very clean and original. I went out to see it and it was owned by an older guy who had it in his garage, and clearly babied it. It was all original untouched, and ran very strong. It is also the TR3B, which is the rarest of the TR2-TR3 series. It was during the week, I was the first one to see the car, and I bought it right away.(I would have to wait on the AH 3000) It is a no hit car, has some small dings but has never been in an accident requiring body putty, new panels, straightening etc. I removed the interior, grill, bumbers ,windshield , etc. and resprayed the car in the original signal red. I had most of the chrome pieces rechromed, had door matts and trans tunnel carpeting made, put new vinyl on dash, door panels and some trim pieces. Also some new rubber like around the windshield . I have never done any work on the engine transmission, differential. I drove it for fun on weekends, took it to local car shows, and it was a consistent first place winner. When I bought it, it came with the original shop manual and the original owners manual. Unfortunately I cannot find either one now, but if I do they will go with the car. It does have the original crank which can be used to start the car by sliding it through the grill and through the radiator to intersect with the fan spindle and turn over the engine. I have never used the crank, but if you look at the opening in the grill you can see wear from where it has been used in the past. (front grill is original) I just noticed that my photo of the original tool kit does not show the crank, I will have to add that. The tool kit is the original one that came with the car when new. It also has the original copper mallet that came with the car. It had a soft top when I bought it but I wanted the original hardtop to make it just a little more special and rare. I looked for a long time back then to find an original hardtop, but then I had to look even longer to ever find the original mounting hardware, including the chrome covers for the mounting fixtures behind the rear "seat". The original top bows come with the car also. PHOTOS and EXTRA PARTS TO BE INCLUDED I have included photos of: some of the trophies from local shows in the late 1970's, the original crank inserted to start the engine!, never installed Amco carpet from 1977 as new except small mouse holes, misc. parts; more Amco carpet, original rear seat bottom (very good condition) original NOS cardboard type air shroud, Amco door threshold cover plates, NOS grill excellent condition, close up of side curtains, side curtains, top bows crank and original jack, misc extra parts including additional set of original mounting hardware for hardtop. Thanks,

August 23, 2021
03:54 PM

Have you had the TR3 very long?

August 23, 2021
12:55 PM
Seller

@johnabourland – Is the car in safe running condition? ...

Yes, runs good. Fuel gauge not working, maybe some blinkers, did'nt ck everything. Recent work: carbs cleaned, soda blasted throttle shaft bushings machined and new SU style bushings installed with new SU throttle shafts. rubber fuel line replaced. Axel pinion seal replaced with new style seal. brake master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, brake shoes and hardware replaced. calipers rebuilt and painted, front rubber hoses replaced. Muffler and tail pipe replaced. Clutch disc was seized. Clutch, pressure plate, pilot bushing and throwout bearings replaced. Flywheel resurfaced and installed with new locking tabs. Trans input shaft seal and tail shaft seal replaced. Clutch fork tapered pin replaced with hardened steel unit. All cooling system hoses replaced with new OE style clamps Cooling system flushed well. Replaced points, rotor, and condenser. Had sat for a while, well gone over before selling.

August 23, 2021
11:31 AM

Is the car in safe running condition?

August 21, 2021
05:53 PM
Seller

@jmpilo241 – Do you have pics of the undercarriage which you could provide? Rocker panels, exhaust, inner wing and floor pan condition? Is there a soft top that is included as well as the hard top? Generally speaking is the car in safe running condition? ie brakes, transmission, electronics. Thank you, Joe ...

I took some photos this afternoon and will post as soon as I get a chance. There is no soft top but there are the original top bows included. There are also some other misc parts. Original radio and mounting case. New grill I never needed. The grill is original. Has original side curtains. Car runs good. Trans differential, suspension, steering, clutch, brakes also. Car has the 1st gear syncro trans installed on the TR4's. that is original. All original drivetrain. Most of that has been gone over in the last year or so. Car has all original sheet metal. No accidents. Well taken care of. Maybe some blinkers do not work, very minor.

August 21, 2021
02:32 PM

Do you have pics of the undercarriage which you could provide? Rocker panels, exhaust, inner wing and floor pan condition? Is there a soft top that is included as well as the hard top? Generally speaking is the car in safe running condition? ie brakes, transmission, electronics. Thank you, Joe

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