1959 Triumph TR3A for restoration

This 1959 Triumph TR3A was ordered by its first US owner in Pearl White, with a red interior. The car has been in storage for at least 30 years, waiting to be thoroughly restored. Based on the commission, body, engine and gearbox numbers, we assume this is a matching numbers car.

The body is in restorable condition, and in need of substantial metalwork. Rust damage in most of the common weak areas (floors, sills, boot floor, battery box). The body panels appear straight, but the lower parts of both front fenders have been repaired in the past and would likely need more attention.

The Triumph's chassis has a lot of rust damage (frame rails and rear cross members). We managed to source a good used chassis, with minimal rust damage, which will be included with the car.

The engine is frozen and will need a complete rebuild. Standard 4-speed gearbox (no overdrive). 89.571 mls on the odometer.

The Triumph appears to be mostly complete, missing only the seat frames. It comes with 3 steel wheels and 2 wire wheels, including 5 extra wire wheel hubs. All parts pictured are included with the sale. If you don't see it on the pictures, consider it missing.

For a practically minded Triumph enthusiast, this TR3A is an excellent candidate for a ground up restoration.


This Triumph TR3A has a US title (Ohio) and EU customs document. All import duties have been paid. Door-to-door delivery possible (EU only), contact us for a shipping quote. Visits and inspections by appointment at Dandy Classics in the Netherlands.

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