Triumph TR3B Roadster

Introduced at the 1955 London Motor Show, the Triumph TR3 improved on the basic TR concept and generated a devoted following and an enviable competition record. Its intended replacement, the Giovanni Michelotti-designed TR4, debuted for 1962, but Triumph’s American distributor was skeptical and requested a one-year extension of TR3 production. Called the TR3B, the first of these cars was identical to the TR3A, while later-production examples were fitted with the larger 2.1-liter engine and all-synchromesh gearbox of the TR4. Approximately 3,331 TR3Bs were produced during the one-year production run.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

105 bhp, 2,138 cc OHV inline four-cylinder engine, dual SU carburetors, four-speed synchromesh manual gearbox, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and front disc, rear drum hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 88".

Source: RM Auctions

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