This 1957 La Dawri Sebring is built on a 1957 Triumph TR3 donor. The VIN number is intact. California license plates indicate that this was recently a running and driving car. The titling process begins with lien sale paperwork that is on hand now. The engine does not run. This vehicle is a project that cannot be driven home.
Interesting tidbit: The Sebring was a 1957 offering from LaDawri. People bought the body kits in 1957. The donor car is a 1957 Triumph TR3 as verified by the VIN, the engine, gauges, frame, etc. In the 1970’s we bought old Volkswagens for $50 and put cool bodies on them. In this case, it is our opinion that someone purchased a new 1957 TR3 and had this body installed. They are perfectly matched. LaDawri sought to provide bodies for this exact wheelbase. This may have been a factory built “proof of concept” exercise.