Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nothing "Boring" About This Triumph TR3


I suspect that when TR3s were new and being sold in new car showrooms, they didn't look as good as this one does.

According to the seller, this is a 1960 TR3 that was first sold and titled in 1962. It was sold at a place called Rambo Motors in Portland, OR, and was the last TR-3 sold from that dealership.

That's all pretty interesting stuff, but what makes this car so amazing is the condition it's in now.

From the eBay listing:
The medium red exterior of the car has been totally restored and the body of the car is in excellent condition. The body of the car has no dings or dents on any of the body panels and the car has NEVER had any rust and has all original body panels. All exterior chrome trim has been re-chromed or polished so all chrome is in new condition. Original windshield with no rock chips, cracks or other glass damage.

The entire suspension has been rebuilt, a new exhaust system has been installed and the brakes have been rebuilt. the motor was completely rebuilt including the upper end and the lower end using all original type parts and the transmission has been totally rebuilt as has the rear end.

The interior has also been totally restored and is in new condition. The seats are covered in black vinyl material with white piping. The dash pad has been replaced with a new pad and the convertible top headliner is also new. All interior chrome trim pieces have been re-chromed.

There's not much I can say about this TR3. (I wrote a post in June about a 1959 TR3. You can find it here) In my eyes the TR3 was the quintessential British sports car. This may be the nicest one I've ever seen.

Located in Boring, OR (I kid you not, that's the name of the town - And, yes, I'm pretty certain the residents are sick of people like me pointing that out), click here to see the eBay listing.

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