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Details about  Triumph TR3A.. Original UK Historic RHD O/D car. ALL the bells and whistles.

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Triumph TR3A.. Original UK Historic RHD O/D car. ALL the bells and whistles.
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27 Jul, 2012 20:03:10 BST
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Worfield, Shropshire, United Kingdom

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Year: 1958
Transmission: Manual Manufacturer: Triumph
Fuel: Petrol Model: TR3A
Power: 135bhp Type: Sports/Convertible
Seats: 2/4 Doors: 2
Drive Side: Right-hand drive Colour: British Racing Green DN29
Previous Owners: 3 known but more Reg. Date: 28/03/1958
Safety Features: Seat Belts Mileage: 52,950
Exterior: Front spoiler, Anti-roll bar, Chassis strengthener Engine Size: 2,138
Interior/Comfort Options: Rear child seats MOT Expiry: 06/2013
Independent Vehicle Inspection: Yes Road Tax: 06/2013

The next car in my collection that I must sell with great reluctance. I rallied TRs cars 50+ years ago, but am too old and infirm to be able to justify keeping Seaton, as he is called, as of late I have been only doing 100miles between MOTs.

I bought Seaton from a Welsh engineer 15 years ago. He had owned the car for 15 years and had rebuilt it from 1982-4 using parts from 2 other TRs. He built it to race, but then never raced it. So I bought it in race trim:

no bumpers, GRP wings and aprons, 2138cc  engine with 4-2-1 exhaust, oil cooler, Kenlow fan, Konis and roll cage. I removed spoiler and fitted bumpers, leaving the cage in place. It unbolts,( if you like danger) and the hood and hard-top fit over it snugly.

The Welsh engineer claimed a top speed of 135, but I have only had 110 indicated ; still plenty left. Seaton runs fine on premium fuel with recommended additive.  No problems there.    Horn and indicators relocated on dash.

If you' must have concourse or excellence', don't bid ! But if you are 'ain't broke - dont fix' bloke' maybe for you.    Seaton has always been very reliable. I will happily drive him anywhere on the UK mainland.  Drives very straight.


                               TONNEAU         HOOD AND FRAME           FRAME COVER              FRONT SPOILER (not fitted)          S/S EXHAUST         HAYNES MANUAL           FULL  TOOL KIT           STARTING HANDLE

                               PERIOD SEAT BELTS (I  have found fine always)                DRIVER'S HANDBOOK.                    MANY SPARES.                    SCREEN WASHERS                 HEATER THAT WORKS!            OVERDRIVE 2/3/4th

                               REAR OCCASIONAL SEATS.            11 MONTHS MOT AND TAX       JUST TUNED                                                         RACING MIRRORS                           HEADLAMP CAGES.               WHEEL RIM EMBELLISHERS (VERY RARE)

                               TAILORED TR3A WATERPROOF CAR COVER.                       REAR FOG LAMPS                ANTI-ROLL BAR            28 YEARS MOTS                  EXCELLENT OIL PRESSURE             NEW SIDE SCREENS

Faults:  The carpets are scruffy as is the dash covering, (but all seats recovered).  Fuel gauge faulty.  Some road dirt as the car has been on the road for the last 28 years, but only 12k miles  Note: Photos with h/t and wires on were taken 3/4 years ago when the colour was Jaguar Racing Green. All others very recent. Few small paint bubbles n/s rear wing.  SEATON WAS REBUILT  NOT RESTORED.! Mileage  is the reading on the clock, not guaranteed from new. The stone guards were not fitted

professionally (=annealing),  but by me.

V5C is in my name at my address. He is a local car with a valuable number (estimate £4k). I have the addresses of the first two owners and have met the second and given him a ride !)        Seaton is NOT perfect.  But pretty good.

You are bidding to buy a 54 year old car.  Viewing recommended.  Independent insurance valuation £19K.       I have a most reasonable reserve.   Sorry, no dealers,auction houses or 'what will you take? phone calls.   

No low rated bidders, thankyou.   £500 cash within 24 hrs of end of auction, balance in cash on collection or by bank transfer.               Can deliver UK mainland at extra cost.

Phone: 01746716584       e-mail




On 30-Jun-12 at 20:58:56 BST, seller added the following information:

Please, no more 'how much will you take?' e-mails.  The auction will run.   Thanks.  steel863

On 02-Jul-12 at 10:30:07 BST, seller added the following information:

Two points I forgot to enter on the details.  The spare wheel cover has been blanked, to create a deep boot: not rocket science to put back if you don't like it.

The information is to the best of my knowledge and memory. Some info is from the previous owner who I had no reason to disbelieve. 

On 03-Jul-12 at 14:01:15 BST, seller added the following information:

In answer to more questions:   I have driven Seaton 5,700 miles in 15 years:  the guy I bought from did approx the same in 13 years according to the mots.

The chassis no. is TS28+++ and the engine is a factory rebuilt TR, number   TS 9++ FR 


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