1960 Triumph TR3ASWelcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. It's been a while since we've had a British sports car in this series (I believe the last one was this '71 MGB-GT), so let's celebrate this year's final stretch of open-air motoring weather with this nice Triumph I found parked in one of Alameda's wealthiest neighborhoods.
1960 Triumph TR3AS
As for this car's model year, I've chosen 1960 pretty much totally arbitrarily; the TR3A was made from 1957 through 1962. This might not even be a TR3A, since Triumph put the TR4 engine/transmission in the TR3A and called it the TR4B in 1962. If you're a Triumph expert and you're reading this, take a break from grappling with The Prince Of Darkness and let us know how we might identify the year of this car from the photographs below.
1960 Triumph TR3AS
If this car is a TR3A with the original engine, then we're looking at a 2,016-pound car with 100 horsepower; the TR3B had a slightly larger engine with an extra five horsepower (and many fewer expensive crunching noises from the newfangled synchro-equipped transmission). List price for the roadster was $2,675 in 1960, or $32 more than a 1960 Edsel two-door. Which would you choose?

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