Corgi Toys 1956-73
305 Triumph TR3

305 Triumph TR3

35 GBP

The fourth of the ‘old English’ sports cars that were produced in the early days. This came out in 1960 and replaced the TR2.

It will always be in pale metallic green with red seats. The windscreens seldom will have lasted nearly 60 years on these but this one looks original and is nice and clear.

This one is in very good condition. The paint is all original and there is very minimal loss - flakes on a wing and wheel arches only. The colour is a bit drab but suits the car. I think the steering wheel has been replaced on this one and there is a slight bend and some rust in the thin metal base plate that these old models had. The wheels and tyres are very nice, though, and this does not affect the appearance of the model or how it runs.

It is often confused with the earlier TR2 and neither are that common. It was around until 1963, not as long as its predecessor had lasted.

It has taken a while to find decent models of these old sports cars at a reasonable price.