1959 Triumph




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1959 Triumph


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Between 1957-1962, the Triumph TR3A provided updates to the popular TR3 platform while still preserving its classic British sports car character. This TR3A reportedly received a comprehensive refresh between 2020-2022 including documented engine/transmission rebuilds and redone cosmetics, and remains finished in its original colors of Sebring White over Red, as confirmed by an included BMIHT certificate. Renowned British car specialist Jack Merryman of Merryman Modifications completed the mechanical rebuilds, with accompanying receipts included in the sale. If you're looking for an iconic British roadster from a golden era of open-air motoring, this charming TR3A is worth a look!

Vehicle Information

LocationEldersburg, Maryland 21784
VIN / ChassisTS/55050-L
Mileage21,250 Miles Shown - TMU
Engine2.0L Inline-Four
Transmission4-Speed Manual
Exterior ColorSebring White
Interior ColorRed
Title StatusClean (Maryland)

Seller Information

Vehicle History & Overview

According to the included British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) certificate, this TR3A was built and shipped to the US in July 1959 finished in Sebring White over Red leather upholstery with a black convertible top and equipped with a heater, tonneau cover, adjustable steering column, a tool kit roll, spare tire, and more. The current owner reportedly acquired this car in January 2020, and has since added approximately 1,500 of the currently-indicated 21,250 miles.

Between 2020-2022, the current owner reportedly had a cosmetic and mechanical restoration completed. Included receipts show engine and transmission rebuilds performed by renowned British car specialist Jack Merryman of Merryman Modifications in Hanover, Pennsylvania, with further details provided in the Servicing & Documentation section of this listing. Additional receipts including several from Moss Motors in August 2020 list various parts and cosmetic items related to the restoration. This TR3A is now offered on dealer consignment from its current owner with the aforementioned service receipts, convertible top frame, side curtains, and a factory spare wheel/tire assembly.


  • 15" central hub "knock-off" wire wheels

  • Front disc brakes

  • Full-cabin tonneau cover

  • Main and auxiliary instrumentation

  • Three-spoke steering wheel

  • Manual wind-up windows

  • Dual-carbureted 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine

  • 4-speed manual gearbox


  • Bosch voltmeter mounted below the central dashboard, as shown below.

Servicing & Documentation

  • In July-November 2020 the engine was rebuilt by renowned British car specialist Jack Merryman of Merryman Modifications in Hanover, Pennsylvania. The two-page checklist and four-page $5,292.66 receipt is shown below.

  • In September 2020 Merryman Modifications also completed a transmission rebuild including new synchros, a new layshaft, front input bearing, seals/gaskets, and more. The two-page $1,333.75 receipt is shown below.

  • Four pages of parts receipts from Moss Motors, Ltd. in August 2020 relating to the restoration and totaling over $1,300 are also shown below.

  • Additional restoration-related receipts accompany the sale, as shown below.


  • The selling dealer notes some paint imperfections, including rippling on the driver's door near the front hinge area and other flaws, as shown below and in the extensive main photo gallery.

  • 15" wire wheels have some curb marks/flaws, as shown below.

  • As with any vintage/pre-owned vehicle, additional imperfections may exist. It is the buyer's responsibility to review all information and perform due diligence prior to bidding.

Included Items

  • British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) certificate

  • Service and restoration-related receipts

  • Convertible top frame

  • Side curtains

  • Factory spare wheel/tire assembly.

Additional Information

  • Multiple undercarriage photos are shown below and in the main gallery.


  • A driving video with commentary from the selling dealer is shown below:

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