What I see is that he has 4 ratings, not a 1/4 million and three were as a
buyer. I too question the story and the pictures. Sure doesn't look like
original paint, carpet etc. The soft stuff is just too perfect. There is
stitching in the dash cover over the steering wheeel that is not original, I
don't know what the box is in the middle bottom of the dash is, but it isn't
the heater, Interesting that the air cleaners are old and scratched, but
the rest of the engine is pretty clean. There is some cracking and crazing
of the paint in the engine compartment, but the exterior is nearly perfect.
Things just don't add up. Looks like a very clean TR, but I really doubt it
is all original and don't believe the story. I'd have to look at it in
person before I made a bid. Doesn't make much difference though, don't have
the tiem or money anyway.
Just my $.02
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
Glenn A. Merrell
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 9:31 PM
To: Geo & Kathleen Hahn
Subject: Re: [TR] Exceptional TR3A on eBay
Geo & Kathleen Hahn wrote:
Lots of nice looking TR3s cross the block on eBay but this one, I think,
really stands out.
I you believe the tale (and I see noting in the pics to belie) it is a
NFI of course. If I had a FI in this one it wouldn't be for sale.
Nice example indeed, but I must say it really looks too good to be
true as a "time capsule".
I can not help thinking I have seen this TR3 somewhere before, and if
I had to guess, that paint appears to be pearlessent, not a stock
paint color in 1959. Suspension bushings not perishing in 50 years on
the east coast even if it was in temperature and humidity controlled
The seller has sold almost a quarter million things on Ebay with a
100% positive rating in the last 2.5 years??
Nope, something is very wrong with this posting.
Just my humble opinion.
Here is a short link to the TR3 on ebay ...
http://www.triumphtransamerica.org.uk Drive Organizer
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