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1953 Triumph TR2

1953 Triumph TR2

1953 Triumph TR2

Standard Triumph build the TR2 as a mid-market sports car.

Triumph sourced parts from Mayflower and Standard Vanguard with a chassis based on the Flying Nine. A prototype appeared at the 1952 Earl’s Court Motor Show, but was heavily revised by Ken Richardson for a more competent design released at the Geneva Motor Show.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
released at 1952 Geneva Motor Show
built at England
production 8628
price £/td> £844
engine Inline-4
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
fuel feed Twin SU Carburettors
displacement 1991 cc / 121.5 in³
bore 83 mm / 3.27 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
power 67.1 kw / 90 bhp @ 4800 rpm
specific output 45.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 82.34 bhp per tonne
body / frame Steel Body over Steel Frame
front brakes Drums
curb weight 1093 kg / 2410 lbs
wheelbase 2235 mm / 88.0 in
length 3835 mm / 151.0 in
top speed ~172.2 kph / 107 mph
0 – 60 mph ~12.0 seconds



Auction Sales History



1955 Triumph TR2 TS6825 – sold for $28,600
This gorgeous example of a TR2 was one of the last examples made and appears today in its original factory color of red with light leather interior. It is believed that the car lived its entire life in California until its current owner purchased it seven years ago. The Triumph was then painstakingly restored by Boxweed Auto Restoration of Georgia, a reputed atelier with over 45 years of experience in restoring classic cars to show-quality condition. All the bodywork, interior, paint, and mechanical elements underwent restoration that concluded a year ago, and the TR2 has been driven less than 400 miles since it left the shop. Accompanying the sale of the car are its proper side curtains.
Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company


1955 Triumph TR2 Roadster TS146560 – sold for $15,400
The 1955 TR2 offered here is a well-sorted and very attractive example, properly finished in British Racing Green with a cockpit trimmed in tan upholstery. The current owner reports it to be a wonderful car to drive as it also benefits from a rare overdrive transmission, which ensures comfortable cruising at today’s highway speeds. The previous owner rebuilt the engine and more recent mechanical work includes new brakes and electrical work, as well as recently set ignition timing.
Auction Source: 2009 Meadow Brook Concours