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Triumph TR3 1959 (81,444 miles) for sale

Make:Triumph
Model:TR3
Type:Convertible
Year:1959
Mileage:81,444
VIN:TS47804L
Color:Blue
Cylinders:4
Transmission:Manual
Interior color:Black
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear
Item location:Hernando, Mississippi, United States

Description of Triumph TR3 - 1959

I was driving the car as of last fall... an issue with the left rear brake cylinder had me jack it and put it on stands to change the rear cylinder. The lug nuts were cross threaded, so I bought new studs and lug nuts without realizing that the hub needs to be pulled (and ideally replaced) to change studs (New hubs are available with studs in place for around 240 bucks for a pair). The axle nut came of fairly easily, however removing the hub is beyond my tool buying and patience thresholds.
SO BEWARE: To get the rear wheel back on to enable the car to be driven onto a trailer, I will have to cross thread the lugs back on (Unless you know of a better way) and the car will not be roadworthy! Just enough to drive it onto and back off a trailer where you and your awesome set of pullers and torches and know how will get the hub off and be back in business.
The good... the car runs and shifts and drives fine (When all four wheels are on it). Everything works... except for the little tape deck that the previous owner added.. I took the speaker out and will be removing the tape deck as well as it does not belong in the car. Even the horn, the turn signals (Trafficator), gauges, heater, wipers, lights etc... No major rust on the frame or body panels.
The car has been modified from stock... overdrive (3rd and 4th gear), spin on oil filter, brake and clutch fluid reservoirs separate, positive ground electrical system and, as I discovered, a TR4 fuel tank instead of the standard TR3.
It has a new gas tank and fuel pump as well as new clutch master and slave cylinders.
Extra NEW parts I have: Water pump and pulley, aluminum radiator, thermostat, trunk seal, cooling system hose set, brake master cylinder, round side mirrors, brake lines, fuel lines. Many other smaller parts like brake shoe pins, zeus fasteners, seals and bolts for the water pump
Extra USED parts: Spare SET of carbs, the old clutch master and slave cylinders, old fuel pump and old gas tank.
There is a slow drip of a coolant leak (Hence all the cooling system parts) but it seems to be coming from the radiator petcock. I'll drain the radiator and change the petcock.
There are several blemishes on the paint, but they don’t show up well in photos. I don’t really know how to describe the finish other than fine for driving around but a new paint job would be nice. Far from a show car, but gets a lot of attention nonetheless.
I am not a car guy, so I cannot be aware of every little deficiency that a Triumph aficionado would find material (it IS 58 years old and was last restored in 1997 according to the last owner), but if there is something you would like to see a picture of, send an email address, as I have maxed out the allowable photos on the auction, and I will do my best to get one to you. The car is currently on jack stands, but I run it every week for a bit. It really needs someone familiar with old British cars to take care of it. It is priced well below what I paid due to the hub issue and I want whomever gets it to be happy with the deal.
Any questions, just ask and I will check email at least once a day.
Local pick up only.
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