As the market for sports cars exploded in the USA during the early 1950’s, Triumph first launched the TR2, a car that performed well in Europe, even competing at Le Mans and the Mille Miglia. They followed with the Triumph TR3 from 1955 through 1962. The TR3 continued to develop over the years with upgrades like front-disc brakes, improved cooling, and a larger engine. These changes made the car popular at sports car races in its era, and similarly successful at vintage car racing events of today. The TR3’s racing success and fun road-going manners established Triumph in the sports car market for many years to come. This final and best version of the TR3 had a 2,138 cc four-cylinder engine with dual SU carburetors and an output of 105 hp. At only 2,200 pounds, and with a fully-synchronized transmission, it provided plenty of sporting excitement. Today, just as in 1962, this is a great example of the true, wind in your face, open-top sports car.