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    From Out of the Blue!

    Yesterday I received a PM from one of our own, "TR3pilot", asking if I might have owned and sold a '57 TR3 a while back - 13/14 years?. He recently bought one and was looking for info on it. I sent him a note back affirming, and gave the VIN and color combo of the one I restored and then sold on ebay. He wrote back - BINGO! - the very same!

    We exchanged email addresses and phone numbers, and he gave me a call. Had a great conversation, filling me in on where it has been and his impressions of it. I'll be sending him some pictures that I still have, along with a copy of the British Motor Heritage Certificate that I acquired.

    I'd been wondering what became of the car for quite a while, as I'd lost contact info on the buyer long ago. In fact, just a couple days ago I did a Google search on the VIN to no avail. And then this happened!

    One more note of thanks to Basil for this forum!

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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Amazing and wonderful; you are living right!

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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Quote Originally Posted by 65_BRG_Sprite View Post
    Amazing and wonderful; you are living right!
    Don't know about that, but sure glad he got in touch! Too bad he's so far away; would love to see it "in person".
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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Good that you got to hear that your TR3 is still going strong.

    Based on a thread a while ago about finding a message on the back of the "Dog leg trim" I wrote some information on mine as I was putting them in.

    If all goes as planned I will never get a called or message as I intend to keep my TR3 till I shuffle off this mortal plain.

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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Great to chat to you Mickey, here she is without her grille which is now fitted : )

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    Yesterday I received a PM from one of our own, "TR3pilot", asking if I might have owned and sold a '57 TR3 a while back - 13/14 years?. He recently bought one and was looking for info on it. I sent him a note back affirming, and gave the VIN and color combo of the one I restored and then sold on ebay. He wrote back - BINGO! - the very same!

    We exchanged email addresses and phone numbers, and he gave me a call. Had a great conversation, filling me in on where it has been and his impressions of it. I'll be sending him some pictures that I still have, along with a copy of the British Motor Heritage Certificate that I acquired.

    I'd been wondering what became of the car for quite a while, as I'd lost contact info on the buyer long ago. In fact, just a couple days ago I did a Google search on the VIN to no avail. And then this happened!

    One more note of thanks to Basil for this forum!

    Mickey
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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Gotta say - even without the grille she looks great!

    Forgot to ask you - did you get the original disk wheels and hubcaps? They went with the car when I sold it.

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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    WOW! Great story. I love that color combination! Such a beautiful car!
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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    Gotta say - even without the grille she looks great!

    Forgot to ask you - did you get the original disk wheels and hubcaps? They went with the car when I sold it.

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    Mickey, No I didn't get the original wheels. They may well be there and I may well get them in time as things get sorted out. However just today I painted up a set with the color matched ... Here's 1st one of the line
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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    The reason I bought the Minilite replicas is that the original steelies were warped. Kept them just for originality's sake - painted to match the body. And the hubcaps were in very good shape.
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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    It took me 13 Steel wheels to get a set that ran true.

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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Richaud View Post
    The reason I bought the Minilite replicas is that the original steelies were warped. Kept them just for originality's sake - painted to match the body. And the hubcaps were in very good shape.

    Painted the wheels to color code and some new rubber
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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    Looks great!
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    Re: From Out of the Blue!

    The TR3 looks great, I had a similar deal with my Healey 100 I sold in 2008 on eBay. Was great to catch up with the new owner. Sold it to a dealer in Florida, it ended up back in England by way one of the Scandinavian countries.

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