Welcome to the list. Your TR3 is wonderful. Many people would
love to have such a car.
The Portland, Oregon dealer is long gone. It will be very
difficult, if not impossible, to trace the car. The TRA (Triumph
Register of America www.tra.org ) may be a source if the car was
in fact owned by an owner who belonged to the TRA.
'62 TR4 CT16260L so to be "O" - Groton, MA
My TR4 Restoration Web Site
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> Subject: Heritage Certificate
> Hi Listers,
> This is my first entry to the list, after having
> lurked for a while.
> Let me introduce myself: My name is Peter, I'm 50 and
> living in Denmark. I
> have always had an interest in vintage cars, and
> approx. 5 years ago I
> bought my first - a Jaguar MKII, 3.4 liter But last
> year I got bitten by the
> "Triumph-bug" and started looking for a
> trade-oppotunity. In short terms - I
> traded the Jag a couple of months ago to a 1959 TR3A -
> which is the reason I
> joined this VERY active list.
> BTW - I have posted a picture of my new baby her:
Car has been restored inside-out and appears very nice indeed
to say, since I have not done any work on it - and consequently
other pride in it than it was MY wallet that suffered in the
I have followed this thread with interest, as I ordered a
Certificate approx. 2 weeks ago, and today it arrived.
As you can see from the pict posted, the car is now Primrose
white leather interior. According to the Heritage Certificate it
factory as a Powder Blue chassis withy black leather trim, black
whitewall tires, heater and tonneau cover. So somebody has turned
out on this car during restoration :-)
Now, I need a bit of help from your collective wisdom:
It appears that the car has been shipped and equipped for Noth
Export (I also thought so, as the car was a LHD with speedo in
car left the assembly line on Feb. 25 1959 and was despatched on
1959 to a dealer named "Cal Sales Inc. Portland, USA".
Now, as I inted to try to trace the history of my car - does
ANYONE know, if
Cal Sales Inc. still exists??? If so, could some kind soul try
to find out
their mailing addres for me? I will then write them and ask for
whom they sold the car to, and start the history from there.
Could be quite
an intersting journey :-)
A funny thing - this car has crossed the Atlantic twice - first
to USA and then from USA to Denmark - would have been easier just
sent it to me in the first place :-)
Any help will be greatly appreciated. The numbers, according to
Certificate are as follows:
Car/chassis number: TS/44927-L
Engine number: TS/45656-E
This is a GREAT list - I have been on several Jag lists
the activity was rather lower than here, so I really enjoy all
Peter in Denmark
59 TR3 - eagerly waiting for the spring to come...