1961 Triumph TR3 – $19,000

Jun 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

July 4, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Triumph produced the TR3 sports car in three variants between 1955 and 1962.  TR3A’s were a minor update produced between 1957 and 1961 although they were never officially labeled as such. Noticeable TR3A styling differences include a full-width radiator grille, exterior door handles, and a lockable boot handle, while a  full tool kit became standard. The total production run of the “TR3A” was 58,236. This makes it the third best-selling TR after the TR6 and TR7. The TR3A was so successful that the original panel molds eventually wore out and had to be replaced. In 1959 a slightly modified version came out that had raised stampings under the bonnet and boot hinges and under the door handles, as well as a redesigned rear floor section. In addition, the windscreen was attached with bolts rather than the Dzus connectors used on the early “A” models.  The Triumph TR3 is the first production car to include standard disc brakes, which were continued on the “TR3A” facelift. The car was known for its superior braking ability, making it an autocross favorite.

A final-year 1961 TR3A originally listed in May 2021 on Craigslist in Cape Cod, Massachusetts for $19,000. A check of the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool indicates the private seller has their vintage Triumph priced this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $13,300 and it’s #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $24,050.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1961 TR3. Good driver. Starts right up and has always been garaged. Only used in the warm months.”

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1 Comment
  1. Anonymous

    Hi, Would be interested in a MGA or TR3. Not a show car but a driver. with good bones. Thank you, John cheydak2@optonline.net


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