I was introduced to British cars from my dad who from the time I was little had a Triumph TR4. He was forced to put it into storage for many years. When he finally got it back on the road it was in very rough shape. Few years after that he found a cheap Spitfire which I bought and restored.Read More
It starts with my grandpa Jack. He had a love of British race cars and he also raced them. That “car bug” got passed down to my dad, not only by my grandpa but also by a ‘23 T Bucket model he had when he was 5.Read More
I was introduced to Triumph cars through a friend’s Spitfire when I was in High School in Hartford, Connecticut. I never got to drive it, but I did go to the beach in it several times. After that introduction I was hooked on Triumphs. In 1975 I was able to obtain a Connecticut license plate with DRUID on it, which I put on a TR3A that I had bought two years earlier and made it so I could drive it.Read More
Bought it mostly in bushel baskets.
Never had a top
My son was 16 and being a PIA as most boys do at that age, but he was getting the car bug.
I thought buying a project may give us something to bond with.
Being British i was always attracted to the TR2. but TR2's are hard to find and expensive. so i bought a TR3 and made it look like a TR2.
This is a story about a young kid and a car. I did some work for a man some 40+ years ago. After I had completed the work, he told me he couldn't pay me, and offered me an old Triumph that had been stored (poorly) in a barn. So to not get completely left with nothing I took the car.Read More
Car was bought locally. Supposedly driven to CA and back then local. Stored later and not used. Bought by my dad as original owner needed money. Owned by my dad for many years , one day told me to take it home.Read More
When I was around 10 years old my uncle stopped by our house with a Triumph TR3. I remember thinking that it was the coolest car I've ever seen. Since then I have been collecting and restoring British cars when the chance came I was able to purchase a 1959 TR3A.Read More
One holiday season about ten years ago my family was sitting around looking at old family photos and my son ran across a photo of me in the first car I ever owned, a 1959 Triumph TR3A. He then proceeded to ask me all about it, color, since the photo was black and white, options and the like. I did not think any more of it.Read More
Driving home to FLorida from a trip to visit my Mother-in Law in Tennessee my wifes cousin's husband (a gear head too) called me and asked me if I still liked Triumph sports cars. My wife looked at me (every guy knows that look) when I said what do you have.Read More
I was a very poor boy when I see this car in a front page of cars magazine.Read More
My TR3 has been in the family for nearly all its life. I remember as a little kid riding in it with my uncle when we would go visit them. It was a metallic plum purple at the time. Then as a pre-teen I had all but forgot about the car as my family was into hunting, fishing, boating and the great outdoors.Read More
I bought this white 1967 TR4A in 1979 from a young lady in San Francisco who was selling it because she "was getting too many speeding tickets." I had been looking around since I'd moved to California for a TR4 to replace the one I had in college back in Ohio in the late 60s.Read More
I wasn’t at all comfortable in the Healey, so-so about the MGC and wasn’t much impressed with the TR color on first look. But each walk past the 250 while perusing other cars cemented the Valencia Blue as one of my favorite LBC colors.The test-drive and exhaust tone were awesome! Results: a new favorite car with plenty of pep.Read More
Tony told me that he became the third owner of the car in 1971. He used it every day. He briefly raced the car and he had the engine rebuilt in April of 1975 when the mileage was 62,830. Some body work done in the summer of 1976 and some major front end mechanical and paint work including sandblasting the frame in the summer of 1983.Read More
Fast forward 6 months to just after "Frankenstorm" Sandy had hit the East coast. We, along with tremendous support from family members, were re-planning our wedding just three days prior to the “big day.” Our venue and a number of our vendors found themselves without power, resources, or personnel.Read More
l am finishing the third restoration on the car since I bought it. I found it behind a gas station in January of 1971 as a derelict. I had always wanted a TR-3 because as a kid, the neighbor behind us in our then new subdivision in Wisconsin had a red with black interior 1959 TR-3A as his only car.Read More
In 2017, nearing retirement, I decided I wanted another TR3, to use as a "daily driver" with an eye towards restoration. After looking all summer, online as well as traveling to various states to check out prospects, I heard about one for sale that had been restored frame-off in 1987, but then mostly stored.Read More
It has been my lifelong dream to own a TR3. Many years ago I passed up the opportunity to buy one and I have regretted it ever since. One thing that my Dad and I have always shared is the love of cars. If Dad saw a car he liked, he got it, much to Mom's chagrin.Read More
In the spring of 1973 my sister-in-law had a boyfriend with a blue TR3. We became friends working on his car. He convinced me to buy a TR. After a month of looking I found a signal red 1964 TR4 in a small farming community in central Texas. The owner of the 4 had retired from the railroad using the 4 as his daily drive.Read More