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TR3 replaces TR2 in October 1955, though it’s more of a facelift than a new model. Distinguishing features include flush rather than inset front grille and metal rather than fabric wing beading. 1991cc ohv engine now produces 95bhp – 5bhp more than previously.
In August 1956 a new ‘high-port’ cylinder head takes power up to 100bhp. The following month front disc brakes are introduced along with a stronger rear axle.
The TR3A update arrives in September 1957, featuring a full-width polished aluminium front grille, exterior door handles and a lockable boot handle (to most but not all cars). There’s ‘ TRIUMPH’ lettering across the nose.
Small detail changes and the deletion of wood from the body in October 1959. Production continues until 1962 with a total of 58,236 TR3AS built. It’s the third best- selling TR after the TR6 and TR7.
For the US market, a so- called TR3B ran alongside the TR4 from 1962.