Triumph TR3 by Tom Gomez

I came across this Triumph TR3 parked on a side road in the town of Culross, Fife, Scotland on Saturday 24th April 2010.

The Triumph TR3 was built between 1955 and 1957 by the Standard Motor Company in the United Kingdom, during which time 13,377 cars were produced, of which 1286 were sold within the UK while the rest were exported mainly to the USA. As of 2002 there were only 893 registered TR3/3a’s on UK roads.

Although the car was usually supplied as an open two seater, an occasional rear seat and bolt on steel hard top were available as extras.

The car was powered by a 1991 cc ""straight-4(Click here)": OHV engine which initially produced 95 bhp (71 kW; 96 PS) increasing to 100 bhp at 5000 rpm. The four speed manual transmission could be supplemented by an overdrive unit on the top three ratios electrically operated and controlled by a switch on the dash. In 1956 the front brakes changed from drum to disc becoming the first British series production car to be so fitted.

In 1957, it was replaced by an updated version, the TR3A.

TR3 fact file
Production Period - October 1955 to Summer 1957
Original price (basic model) - £950
Suspension - Front: Independent by unequal length double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic dampers
Suspension - Rear: Live axle, half elliptic springs lever arm dampers
Brakes - First 4408 models (1955-56): 10 in (254 mm) Drums all around
Brakes - Remaining 9000 (1956-57): Front Discs; Rear Drums
Original Optional extras - Seatbelts, overdrive, wire wheels, glass-fibre hardtop, occasional rear seat, radio, heater, leather upholstery.

Information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Oh Tom you found my car parked up, I had just nipped into the pub lol! Fantastic capture of this old beauty.

  • I’m surprised at you Lynne, drinking and driving, hehehe

    Glad you like the shot, it is a wonderful old classic car …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKalmost 5 years ago

    Ohhh Tom. The TR3 was the car I always wanted but could never afford. I saved and saved for the deposit then when I had enough my stepdad wouldnt sign as guarantor. I ended up with an Austin that I wrecked after six months.

  • I know what you mean Jacqui. I would have loved to own one, they were a wonderful little sports car …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Xcarguy
    Xcarguyalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool!

  • Thank you kindly, it is a nice old car …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 5 years ago

    Mmmm the TR6 was one of my Fav’s Tom & The TR4 is a model I have in my toy car collection. Excellent find quality shot too. :0)

  • Cheers mate, this one is not in the best of condition, but not too bad considering its age …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Thank you Sean, much appreciated mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynn Stratton
    Lynn Strattonalmost 5 years ago

    That is someones baby. Very well tended to. Looks great against the stone street. :)

  • Thank you so much Lynn, so pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    Cool! great shot

  • Thank you kindly dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Great car and capture!

  • Thank you so much dear Trish …

    – Tom Gomez

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