The TR3 was launched in October 1955, and was essentially the same as the TR2 but with 95bhp courtesy of larger SU carburettors and inlet ports. Visually it differed in having an egg box grille, stainless steel strips along body panel joins and the option of an occasional rear seat. The only mechanical change occurred over late-1955/mid-1956, when the 'high port' cylinder head – as used on the works TR3s at the 1955 Le Mans 24 Hour race – was fitted, raising power to 100bhp at 5,000rpm. The modification, however, was not officially announced until Autumn 1956, when the adoption of front discs made the TR3 the first ever British series production car to have disc brakes fitted as standard; at the same time larger rear drum brakes were introduced and a stronger axle with taper roller bearings. This 1956 TR3 is presented in excellent order throughout and is painted in iconic Racing Green with Tan hide interior and a Tan hood. The service history is amongst the best we have seen with many photos taken throughout the years including black and white shots of the car both at home and on the circuit. There really is too much to list and you would have to trawl through the large folders of
triumph tr3 green hardtop leather restored 1956 rwd 2-seater convertible 2wd
Codmore Hill Garage, Stane Street
Codmore Hill, RH20 1BQ, West Sussex
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