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I am posting this on behalf of motoring journalist Andrew English.
 

Triumph TR3A. Fully restored car prepared for road rallies, but great fun as a road car. Right-hand-drive, UK-supplied model, which was first registered in 1960. This powder-blue car is well known in TR circles, known as Yoo Hoo she's a long history of wins. Victorious in the B & I Tour of Ireland, the Rally des Pyrenees and the 2019 Liège-Brescia-Liège. Fast, and a formidable tool for testing the strength of your trophy shelf brackets, or just enjoying for a good blast.

Meticulously maintained, with no expense spared. It was completely rebuilt a few years ago with a much strengthened and modified powder-coated chassis and rebuilt body. Rebuilt and tuned but tractable 2.2-litre engine, with roller rockers, competition aluminium flywheel and clutch, new SU carburettors and new stainless-steel extractor manifold and exhaust system. The gearbox and overdrive have been rebuilt and strengthened by a known specialist with an uprated competition overdrive with larger ratio drop. Uprated and modified brakes, suspension and steering. New wire wheels and Michelin tyres, new hood and side screens with tonneau cover, boot rack, radiator stone guard, spot lamps and works-style reversing lamp. Branz rally clocks and navigation lamps also fitted and working. Documented build, dyno readings and lots of provenance, including original log book and bills. Set of spare wire wheels with Yokohamas in vgc and huge number of spares. MoT and tax exempt. Call for more information, any inspection welcomed.

 

I am glad to say that Andrew will still own a Triumph - but it is a GT6.   Ian Cornish

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Ian,

I'm not sure Andrew will want his address and phone umber posted on an open forum.  I'd be inclined to move the post to the Members' Area and put a signpost to it in the general area.

Rgds Ian

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And put a price would also help.

Stuart

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Its shown for sale on the TR Register website, with just a Contact Arthur English note.

He writes for the Daily Telegraph on a regular basis 

Car is for sale for £ 37000 according to the advert

 

Regards

Rex

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Apart from GDPR issues, the moderators should remove the address and telephone numbers or the next thing we'll be hearing about is the cars been nicked, then someone's feet will be held to the fire......

Edit: I've reported it to the Mods.

Cheers, Andrew

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Thanks - I've taken the advice and have removed Andrew's personal details.

Ian Cornish

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not a GDPR issue

the details ware posted by an individual and the info wasn't gained as part of submission to a company etc for another purpose.

but right its not shared in a public forum for safety sake

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On 6/22/2021 at 10:58 AM, mikej said:

I think this is the car Andrew had when an Essex Group member, looking for a picture but most of them not scanned in and in heaps in a wardrobe!

Hi Mike,

well I purchased the car and have been loving getting out and about in it.

managed to find a lot of history on the car from some of her previous owners.

do you have any info that you wouldn’t mind sharing, even just recollections.

pm me if appropriate 

cheers

Neil

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21 minutes ago, Upriis said:

Hi Mike,

well I purchased the car and have been loving getting out and about in it.

managed to find a lot of history on the car from some of her previous owners.

do you have any info that you wouldn’t mind sharing, even just recollections.

pm me if appropriate 

cheers

Neil

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Neil,

Great news! Congratulations! Have you thought of putting together the history for us lesser forumites? It would be fascinating to see the photos and memories in this thread.

The Forum's the new TR Register Archive. The old one will catch up, eventually too. With a little help from our friends.

Ciao,

David

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39 minutes ago, DavidBee said:

Neil,

Great news! Congratulations! Have you thought of putting together the history for us lesser forumites? It would be fascinating to see the photos and memories in this thread.

The Forum's the new TR Register Archive. The old one will catch up, eventually too. With a little help from our friends.

Ciao,

David

Not sure how to detail the history so here’s a timeline and some photos

I have changed previous owners names to initials and contact details removed
 

TIMELINE

16/06/1960 DWR first owner (London, n20) originally powder blue

??/??/???? RBS second owner (painswick, glos) changed colour to royal blue

23/04/1972 JRS (Cornwall, trr group leader) purchased for £350 with 95,000 miles

??/10/1973 TR register end to end run (lejog)

08-11/06/1974 first overseas TRR run to lemans

??/??/1984 JS owner (Hotel owner, thurlestowe Devon) changed colour back to original powder blue

commenced comprehensive rebuild with a marque specialist and likely ran out of money, selling the car to the owner?

12/02/1992 JNR owner (owner tr specialist company and rally driver)

22-28/06/1993 Rally des Pyrenees (came first) 

14-21/05/1994 B&I classic tour of Ireland Rally (came first)

08-09/10/1994 3rd in class at Finlake Hillclimb (against fully modified race cars)

25/11/1994 EJL owner (Surrey)

(https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/127-john-lloyd professional rally driver)

7-10/12/1996 Hero LeJog Rally

27/04/1997 The Rallye Verde Pino? (NDML Club)

08/04/1999- 19/10/2001 Rebuild totalling £35,975

28/06/00 Changed reg to EJL935 

16/05/2008 car for sale with Duncan Hamilton for £22,250

04/06/2008 PES owner (Stratford on Avon)X

07-15/06/2009 Warwick, lemans, Warwick run as EJL935

??/07/2009 Registration changed back to 637JHU

??/??/2009 accident (bodywork and paint) 

14/08/2009 3 bills totalling £13,500 for revingtons (possibly sold to them in lieu) 

01/12/2009 JNR owner again ???Fire???

07/04/2010 SWC owner (Stockbridge, Hants) 

Receipt for £50 for remains

14/02/2011 valuation by Revington of £35,000

15/03/2011 rebuild cost £42,000 plus warranty work of £3,000

26/04/2013 for sale with https://www.tomhardman.com £40,000

??/??/2014 AFE owner (Godalming Surrey, motoring journalist)

10-21/07/2019 Liege Brescia Liege Rally (came first)

06/07/2021 Neil Rolls owner

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Upriis said:

There’s a few others!

Yes, I hadn't seen all of them. What a fantastic buy.

Worth keeping, I'd say, driving, competing. What's the engine bay like?

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