This 1958 Triumph TR3A has been kept in Oregon since at least the 1960s according to the seller, and was recently acquired from its previous owner. Power comes from a non-original TR3A inline-four which displaces 2138cc thanks to a rebuild approximately 1,500 miles ago including 86mm pistons, a new crankshaft, bearings, and an all-new cylinder head. At the same time, the 4-speed manual gearbox was rebuilt, a new clutch, throw-out bearing, flywheel, pressure plate, hoses, motor mounts, and a gear reduction starter were installed, and the suspension system was comprehensively refreshed. Additionally, the fuel tank was boiled out and resealed, and the carburetors were rebuilt. During the mechanical rebuild, the engine bay was painted green in preparation for a cosmetic refresh which was never completed. This Triumph is now being offered at no reserve with records since 1996, an assortment of shop manuals, and a clean Oregon title.
Per the seller, this Triumph was painted red from the factory, and was given a repaint years ago. After purchasing the vehicle, the seller took a magnet around the entire body and reports that no bondo or filler was found. Corrosion is present on the lower portion of the driver’s fender, both rockers, and the left side of the trunk floor. New panels for the bare outer rockers accompany the sale and are pictured in the extensive photo gallery below.
Approximately 400 miles ago, the braking system was gone through. Per the photo gallery, a new grille, weatherstripping, hood lettering and badge, fender beading, and other extras will be included.
The seller states that the front seats were recovered and a new carpet kit was installed years ago. The back seat is reportedly original, and the factory soft top and side curtains are present but need repair. A new windshield was installed at some point.
Aside from an inoperable fuel gauge and non-functioning turn signals, the seller states that other instrumentation and electrics work. The five-digit Jaeger odometer currently displays 11,527 miles–total mileage is unknown.
This TR3A is powered by engine #TS24828E, which is too far apart from the commission number to be original according to the seller’s research. In addition to the aforementioned rebuild approximately 1,500 miles ago, the 2138cc inline-four was equipped with a ceramic-coated intake manifold and Moss competition header, a new cloth wiring harness, and a spin-on oil filter adapter. During the rebuild, the cylinder head was fitted with hardened valve seats for unleaded fuel. ~400 miles ago a mechanical tune-up was completed and an engine oil/differential fluid service was performed. The seller did a compression check prior to this auction, which revealed 195, 192, 196, and 192 psi across cylinders 1-4, respectively.
The commission number plate has been replaced and now reads TS27430E. According to the seller, this was a mistake and it should read TS27430L.
Per the seller, the original floors were replaced years ago. Additional undercarriage pictures are provided in the gallery.
Service records and maintenance receipts since 1996 accompany the sale.