Triumph TR3 spare parts -
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If you're the proud owner of a Triumph TR3, then you know how well this nippy road racer corners. We have all the Triumph TR3 spare parts and accessories for the racy sports car - contact us and find out everything our experts know about the classic (more than you think). If you have any questions or suggestions, we´re looking forward to receiving your call or e-mail.
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TR2, TR2 Longdoor
What many Triumph connoisseurs know: When first attempting to develop an inexpensive sports car for export, the constructors of the TR1 or TS20 made it too easy for themselves. The simple car was unflatteringly dubbed the "Death Trap" by Ken Richardson, BRM's test driver. Triumph commissioned BRM to improve the car and, using existing resources, obtained a high-performance vehicle with an attractive appearance. In 1953, the TR2 was presented at the Geneva Motor Show and hit the streets as a powerful roadster with a 4-cylinder engine and 90 hp.
It also showed how much it was capable of on the racetrack: with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds and a top speed of 170 km/h, it cut a fine figure at the Mille Miglia and in the 24-hour race at Le Mans. In 1954, it even took first place in the Alpine Cup.
The TR2 was available in two versions: a "Longdoor", which got its name from the downward extended doors that covered the sill in the entry area of the car, and a variant with normal length doors. The TR2 shared the bodywork with its successors up to the TR3B.
TR3, TR3A, TR3B
The next edition of the Triumph TR series followed in 1955 with the TR3, which was produced in three versions (TR3, TR3A and TR3B). Earlier models can be recognised by the narrow radiator grille. The open two-seater was optionally available with a rear seat or a bolted-on coupé roof.
The TR3 was built with an in-line OHV four-cylinder engine and 1991 cm3 displacement. The SU-H6 carburettor enabled it to outperform the TR2 by 5 hp. Further revisions led to an eventual top speed of 170 km/h.
In 1957, a revision of the TR3A resulted in the first model with a wider radiator grille. This "dollar grin" is generally used to recognise the later models. The TR3B was sold in America at the same time as the TR4 and shares its appearance with the US version of the TR3A.
The TR3 also shone in motorsport - with deviations: Since the disaster of the 24h race at Le Mans in 1955 led to the banning of sports car races in the country, Ken Richardson unceremoniously obtained permission for further races by designing a coupé roof for the TR3 and presenting it as a "Grand Touring Coupé", which was still allowed to drive on public roads in France as a GT. These measures enabled the TR3 to score numerous successes as it progressed.
What the TR3 can do, the TR4 has long been able to do - with even more style. Italian star designer Giovanni Michelotti made sure of this by combining the chassis and drive train of the predecessor with his new body design. The design resulted in a longer wheelbase and generally more space and comfort: for example, the curtains were replaced by crank windows and the roof was easier to fit. The air inlets on the dashboard were completely new.
The displacement was increased to 2.2 litres, the top speed was a proud 177 km/h. What the predecessor was denied, the TR4 was able to achieve: A rack-and-pinion steering system ensured the TR4's characteristic agility.
With the TR4A or TR IRS (independent rear suspension), the almost identical successor with independent rear suspension and slightly more engine power was introduced in 1965.
Triumph TR3 and TR4 spare parts always in stock at Limora
For the care and maintenance of the agile sports car star, which inspires especially on curvy drives, you will find all Triumph TR3 spare parts at Limora. Also have a look at our spare parts catalogue for the Triumph TR2 up to the TR4A. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your enquiry!