Triumph TR3
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Make: Triumph
Model: TR3
Triumph TR3

The Triumph TR3 was a car manufactured between 1955 and 1957 by the Standard Motor Company in the United Kingdom. In total, during this time period, 13,377 units were produced. This total reflects strictly the TR3 production and not the other vehicles also produced at the same time as separate models. The TR3 was a two-seater car that was capable of 105 mph from its 1991 cc S4 OHV engine, which produced 95 bhp at 4800 rpm. In reality, that is a pretty good top speed for the 1950s. The TR3 had a front suspension that was independent by an unequal length double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic dampers. In the rear there was a live axle with half elliptic springs lever arm dampers. The model was equipped with drum brakes all around and had a number features that were optional. These extras included seatbelts, overdrive, wire wheels, glass-fiber hardtop and an occasional rear seat for a few extra passengers. The TR3 had a 0- 60 mph acceleration time of 12.5 seconds and an average fuel consumption of 28.0 mpg. The Standard Motor Company, which is responsible for this vehicle, was founded in Coventry, England in 1903 by Reginald Walter Maudslay. The Standard name was last used in Britain in 1963, and in India in 1987. The company began in a small factory in Much Park Street, Coventry and employed seven people who assembled the first car. That very first car was powered by a single cylinder engine with a three speed transmission and a shaft drive to the rear wheels. As well as supplying complete chassis, the company found a good market in selling engines that fit into other cars. The company took a stand at the 1905 London Motor Show in Crystal Palace where a London Dealer, agreed to take the entire factory output. In 1907 Friswell, whom they had done business with previously, became Chairman of the company.

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