Triumph history tracking

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Ollie7777
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Hi,

I own a 1959 triumph TR3a which was previously registered in Washington, with the decal: EFK645.  I have been trying to track it's history prior to importation in 1991, but I really don't know where to start.

Could anyone tell me how to go about doing it.

Thanks. Ollie

Chris Martin
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Ollie7777 wrote:

Hi,

I own a 1959 triumph TR3a which was previously registered in Washington, with the decal: EFK645.  I have been trying to track it's history prior to importation in 1991, but I really don't know where to start.

Could anyone tell me how to go about doing it.

Thanks. Ollie

You will have to be far more specific in the facts you start with.

Is that Washington, Tyne & Wear in Englnd?

Washington state in USA?

Or Washington D.C.?

Maybe there is another Washington.

Imported to where in 1991?

You don't say where you are now.

I know that some, not all, registration records in the UK are preserved and accessible through the DVLA, but if you are referring to an American registered car, that has since been imported (to the UK maybe? we can't tell which way this car has travelled from your post) we would need an American reader to tell us if the registration records are accessible.

Chris M.

 

 

James Elliott
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Ollie7777 wrote:

Hi,

I own a 1959 triumph TR3a which was previously registered in Washington, with the decal: EFK645.  I have been trying to track it's history prior to importation in 1991, but I really don't know where to start.

Could anyone tell me how to go about doing it.

Thanks. Ollie

Ollie,

Send what you do know and some photos to alastair.clements@haymarket.com for our Lost & Found section and we'll do what we can to help.

You should also be able to get some build and registration info from the Heritage Motor Centre archives. That's a pretty good place to start.

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Ollie7777
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Sorry, it was originally in Washington, USA. On the plate EFK 645. It was then imported to the UK via stansted and is now registered on british plate JSJ 898. I can't be more specific than this as its the only info I've got at the moment, there is no history prior to it being imported

Chris Martin
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Ollie7777 wrote:

Sorry, it was originally in Washington, USA. On the plate EFK 645. It was then imported to the UK via stansted and is now registered on british plate JSJ 898. I can't be more specific than this as its the only info I've got at the moment, there is no history prior to it being imported

I don't know if Washington, or any other state, has records of old registration plates to help there, but the Heritage Motor archives go by the chassis number rather than registration, so at least they should be able to supply a copy of the original build sheet.  It would be a million to one that anyone who remembers the car reads this post, but my next move would be to find out if there is a Triumph, or British Sports Car club that was active in Washington more than twenty years ago and ask if they can put the word around.

Chris M.