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Launched in 1955, the Triumph TR3 succeeded to the TR2 model and was produced in 13,377 examples until summer 1957, when it was replaced by the Triumph TR4. The Triumph TR3 was particularly popular on the American market, where most of the examples built were sent. The cars were manufactured by Standard Motor Company in the UK. Initially, the model was a two-seater convertible but a hardtop and a third seat were made available on option. The inline four-cylinder engine could produce 95 hp thanks to bigger carburetors and the car would reach 60 mph from still in less than 10.8 seconds. Top speed was recorded over 105 mph. The unit was matted to a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive. Disc brakes were available as an option. The design of the TR3 was penned by Walter Belgrove and can be distinguished from the TR2 by a slightly modified grille using aluminum and chrome.
Looking to purchase a Classic Triumph?
If you’re in the market for a 1955 Triumph TR3, you probably already did a lot of research on the model. The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends buyers to be very thorough with the body inspectionlook for rust spotsand the test drive. Some models have been heavily modified so be sure to experience some more original examples to assess the improvement. For example, many owners have changed the suspension to make the car more comfortable. Be sure you’re well equipped to assess the difference between the original suspension setting and the modified one. Hiring the help of a classic Triumph specialist can be quite useful. Don’t hesitate to call The Beverly Hills Car Club team for more tips and advice or to ask for help finding a Triumph specialist in your area. In addition, The Beverly Hills Car Club team has an extensive inventory of classics of all makes, models, and conditions.
Come visit the Los Angeles showroom and call the team today to find out about the current availabilities. The Beverly Hills Car Club team is looking forward to speaking with you soon and to helping you find your perfect example of 1955 Triumph TR3. The friendly staff is only one phone call away.
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