This 1960 Triumph TR3A was originally exported to America aboard the vessel ‘American Veteran’. It’s destination was ‘Standard Triumph for Triumph Distributors of New England’ located in Boston, Massachusetts. It has recently been imported back and is now undergoing a full nut-and-bolt restoration for a customer.
The car has been stripped right back to bare metal and coated in Jenolite (acid rust eater). It has been etch primed, primed and fully resprayed in Old English White. The chassis was blasted, primed and painted in 2 pack Chassis Black. All the suspension has been rebuilt, with upgraded polybushes and coil springs, as well as new shock absorbers, brake calipers/discs/pads/hoses/pipes, as well as all new nuts and bolts.
With the body and chassis fitted together, all panels have been fitted with new fitting kits and beadings. New chrome work is in the process of being fitted, as well as various components in the engine bay now the rebuilt engine has been fitted (fuel system, braking system etc).
The restoration plan is to have the car finished in Old English White with a red leather interior (as per the original specification listed on the BMI Heritage Certificate).