Triumph TR3

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1957 TR3

The Triumph TR3 wis a caur built atween 1955 an 1957 bi Standard-Triumph in the Unitit Kinrick, durin which time 13,377[1] caurs wur produced, o which 1286 wur sold wi'in the UK while the rest wur exportit mainly tae the USA. As o 2002 there wur anerlie 893 registered TR3/3a's on UK roads.[2]

Although the caur wis usually supplied as an open twa seater, an occasional rear seat an bolt on steel hard top wur available as extras.

The caur wis pouered bi a 1991 cc straight-4 OHV ingine which initially produced 95 hp (71 kW, 96 PS) increasin tae 100 bhp at 5000 rpm.[3] The fower speed manual transmission coud be supplementit bi an owerdrive unit on the top three ratios electrically operatit an controlled bi a switch on the dash. In 1956 the front brakes changed frae drum tae disc becomin the first Breetish series production caur tae be so fittit.[4].

In 1957, it wis replaced bi an updatit version, the TR3A.

  1. Original Triumph TR, Bill Piggott, ISBN 978-1-870979-24-5
  2. www.tr-register.co.uk
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Motor1956
  4. Robson, Graham (2006). A to Z British cars 1945-1980. Devon, UK: Herridge. ISBN 0-9541063-9-3.