• Triumph TR3

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Key facts

1955 Triumph TR3 information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
3835 mm
How heavy?
904 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1991 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
101 PS / 100 bhp / 75 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
159 Nm / 117 / 16.2 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 12.5 s
How fast?
169 km/h, 105 mph


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1955 Triumph TR3 technical specifications


The TR3 is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet road car with a front mounted engine, produced by Triumph.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 2 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 100 bhp (101 PS/75 kW) at 5000 rpm and 159 N·m (117 lb·ft/16.2 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively.
The power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual with overdrive gearbox.
It weighs a stated 904 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed claimed is 169 km/h or 105 mph.
1955 Triumph TR3 data
1955 Triumph TR3 data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2238 88.1
Track/tread (front) 1143 45
Track/tread (rear) 1156 45.5
Length 3835 151
Width 1410 55.5
Height 1270 50
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 904 kg 1993 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Triumph
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 92 mm
3.27 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 101 PS (100 bhp) (75 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 50.2 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 159 Nm (117 ft·lb) (16.2 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 79.86 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 2 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1003.5 kPa (145.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 12.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.1 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 169 km/h (105 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 112.16 PS/g
82.49 kW/g
110.62 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.12 kg/kW
20.25 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.W.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual with overdrive
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID17523
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Triumph TR3 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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