View Full Version : Looking for previous owner(s)...

02-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Just thought I'd throw out a line to see if, by chance, one of the previous owners of my '56 TR3, TS11449L, is on this site or if someone knows them.

I don't want to impose on anyone's privacy so I'll keep it to first and last names and the state on record. I hope that is general enough. If that is still too much information then I will edit and remove names. Just let me know. Also, if, by some minor miracle, the person or someone who knows them sees this, please feel free to PM or email if you prefer. Not trying to cause any trouble here, just looking to see what I can find out about my car's history. That's part of the fun for me, and this car seems to have been well loved. Provided the odometer is correct she's got 165K miles on her now, and I am certainly planning to add many more.

I believe I have pretty complete records starting in 1990.

I have 2 names in the 90s:
Philip Schleider of Maryland
Edward Gordon of Delaware

Looks like in the mid-2000s she was sold to:
Paul Triplett of Maryland

In 2009 I became the current owner:
Eric Reed of South Carolina

I would just like to know more details about the car:
If anyone knows previous owners dating back to before the '90s?
The current engine in the car came from a TR3A, was it rebuilt at the time of installation? When was the swap made?
Any older period photos of the car someone would be willing to share?

I love my TR and would just like to know as much about her as I can.



11-16-2018, 10:01 PM
Hi Eric. I hope you are still around! I just purchased this TR3 and would love to talk to you about it. Reach out!