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true value of a couple of books...


Jedi Hopeful
I have an extra copy of Bill Piggott's "Original Triumph TR2/3/3A" and Roger William's "How to Restore Triumph TR2, TR3 & 3A" that I was thinking of selling in order to raise some money for parts for my TR3 restoration. Looking online I was surprised at what these are selling or at least attempting to sell for (https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1901432033/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used) and (https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1...;condition=used). Are these at all realistic prices? Both of mine are in excellent condition.


Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Well, that's certainly more than I would pay.

But then, you might find a buyer who is either unaware that the same information (and more) is available in new books for less money; or for some odd reason is interested in collecting "first edition" books and doesn't care about condition.


Jedi Hopeful
I agree those prices seem a bit unrealistic, especially the $1,668.72 listed for the Roger Williams book, that's just silly. Does anyone have an idea of what a fair price to ask for these would be? thanks


Jedi Warrior
Country flag
Jason....With the first book out of print I think the selling price has gone up a lot. BUT....they came out with another book that covers the TR2 thru TR8....and it devotes a lot of print to the TR2-TR3...giving much of the same info and same photos. My friend that just got a 57 TR3 we directed him the this new book and pass on the original. Link below to new book. Gil NoCal


Jedi Hopeful
Thanks for the link. I'm not looking to make a killing off of these, just wondering what a fair price to ask would be... maybe there really isn't a market for these, just ridiculous prices. If anyone would be interested in trading a part or parts for these or making an offer let me know


Country flag
I agree with Gil - I think both of those books have been reissued in some form which in my mind comes close to setting the upper limit on value - unless you find a collector who really, really wants the original edition.


Freshman Member
Hi Jason,
When I started the restoration on my 4 I did not have the benefit of the knowledge from this site. It was suggested to me that the bare minimum needed would be Piggott's book and a shop manual. I found Bill's book for under $100 on EBay and have seen it recently on another site for a similar price..... In my opinion that is a reasonable price. Just my 2 cents.



Great Pumpkin - R.I.P


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