Triumph TR3 1955-1959 & TR3A 1957-1961 & TR3B 1961-1962


June 27, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Triumph TR3 (1955-1959)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
105
0-60 mph
12
1/4 mile
18.2
BHP
100 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
117 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
110
Engine capacity CC/CU
1991/121
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual (Overdrive)
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Drum/Drum or Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
151
Width (in)
55.5
Height (in)
50
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1993
Additional Info: The first TR3’s (1955-56) had drum brakes all round, while 1957 on had front disc brakes (the first mass produced car to have them fitted). The Triumph TR3A (1957-1961), had minor improvements over the standard TR3 as well as a wider front grille and from 1959 some even got the same engine as below.

 

Triumph TR3B (1961-1962)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
110
0-60 mph
11
BHP
100 @4600rpm
Torque lbft
127 @3350rpm
BHP per ton
110
Engine capacity CC/CU
2138/130
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual (Overdrive)
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
151
Width (in)
55.5
Height (in)
50
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1993
Additional Info: The TR3B 1961-1962 was the last of the TR3’s and came about as a result of US dealers using up old TR3A’s and adding the all-synchro gearbox from the now new TR4. Most TR3B’s have the 2.1 litre engine.

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