1959 Triumph TR3A Roadster British Racing Green - Single Family Ownership!

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: TR3A
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 2-door
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 55,050
  • VIN: TS36330L
  • Color: British Racing Green
  • Engine size: 1991cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Campbell, California, United States


The following bidding is for a classic 1959 Triumph TR3A convertible. This car was purchased new by my father in 1959 and has remained in our family for it's entire existence. It's in very good condition as my father loved this car and did much of the repairs himself. In addition, it's also been garage stored for a majority of it's lifetime. My first car was a 1967 TR4A so TR's have run in our family for awhile! One final note is that it's estimated that there are fewer than 9,500 TR3A's still on the road. This car is truly a classic!
Here's some quick info:
Runs?: You bet! As long as it's not too cold out (personal choice), I take great pride in driving it to work because I love the driving experience almost as much as I love the stares, waves and honks I receive every time I bring it out of the garage! I still has a youthful peppiness and sports car roar.
Mileage: Somewhere between 80,000-100,000+. The odometer broke a number of years ago and the mileage quote is from my mom. The engine was rebuilt by my father over 20 years ago so the engine's quite solid since a majority of the miles were before then.
Added Features: It comes with a top, side curtains (plastic could be replaced but works fine) and a tonneau cover. There's some tears on a few of the fasteners but overall, it's in great condition. A spare tire, tool kit and many manuals my dad collected over the years are also included.
Current Add-ons: Along with an oil change, I recently had it detailed at a very high end shop and it looks gorgeous as you can see in the photos. If you have any other views or photos needed, let me know and I can add them.
Blemishes: As with any older car, there's various chips and/or swirls in the paint job. I also keep an oil pan underneath the car as it will lose a few drops of oil here and there when it sits, but it's very minimal. If it's cold, it usually takes 3-4 tries to get going but then it's fine for the remainder of the day. Finally, after long drives; there's occasional engine run on. Again, I'm trying to recall anything that I can provide to help you in your possibly bidding on this car.
What's not included: As a tribute to my father and our Triumph heritage, I plan to keep the black CA license plates currently on the car.
Questions?: If you're not sure about anything at all, please ask me and I'll do my best to give you accurate answers.
Payment Methods:
Paypal, certified check, or 3rd-party financing. All funds must be in US dollars only. Please be sure to have full payment and/or approved financing in place before making your final bid.
Buyer must contact me within 24 hours of accepted offer, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500 deposit via Paypal (unless agreed in advance) is due within 24 hours of listing’s end to secure the vehicle.
Balance Due:
The remaining balance is due within 7 days unless a prior agreement has been made by myself and the potential high bidder. If no contact is made within 24 hours, I reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell it otherwise. All financial requirements must be completed before the delivery/pick up of the vehicle.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
All California residents must pay applicable state and local tax, title and license fees. The same applies for out of state buyers with respect to their own state's taxes and fees.
The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. I will assist the buyer (via uShip) with finding a shipping company if needed. I will assume no responsibility for any damages to the car incurred after it leaves it's current location. If the vehicle is going to be shipped, full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company.
Bidder's Inspection:
I've made every effort to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you along with trying to disclose all known info about this vehicle for auction. As this car is 57 years old, be advised that it does have typical scratches and dings inherent for it's year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. If you feel the need for a buyer's inspection, have at it as long as:
a) You inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending.
b) You understand that the buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.
This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
Notice to Bidders:
I reserve the right to cancel all bids and end the auction early should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. As the car is still active on the road and it draws attention wherever I drive it, there's a chance the auction could end early should an interested party contact me in person.
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Bid Retractions:

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Negative Feedback Bidders:
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Winning Bidder:

The winning bidder will be contacted via email after the auction closes or he/she must make contact within 24 hours to proceed with payment and delivery arrangements.
Non-Paying Bidder:

If the deposit is not received within 24 hours of the close of auction or if the balance is not paid in full within7 days following the close of auction, I reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell the vehicle to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer.