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For Sale: 1954 Triumph TR2
, United Kingdom

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Description
 
The Triumph TR range of sports cars was introduced in 1953, it quickly established itself as a favourite in the british sports car market, updates soon followed and the TR3 with subtle modifications, such as doors flush with the top of the sill, and re-designed grille, replaced the original model. The final variant was the TR3A which sported some later refinements, such as external door handles, full width grille with separate side lights, a TR3B was produced, but this was unique to the north American market. The actual design of the cars, were down to Walter Belgrove, and his TR2 prototype was first shown to the public at Earls Court Motor show in 1952, then production commencing in spring of 1953. Belgrove took some of his design influences from the Jaguar XK120, and features showing similar lines, can be seen around the headlamps, front wings and around the cockpit area. The cars were a big hit here and overseas, with export sales far exceeding home sales, the cars easily being converted to left hand drive, to satisfy the north American market. Owners were impressed with the simple design, the rugged chassis, and the bullet proof, Standard Vanguard derived 1991cc four cylinder ohv engine. Performance was good also, with top speed 105 m.p.h., 0-60 in 12.6 seconds, giving 96 b.h.p. at around 4800 r.p.m. Fuel consumption was impressive at around 30 m.p.g. A noteable achievement occurred in 1953 when a standard TR2, with only the addition of wheel spats, fairings and aero screen, achieved 124 m.p.h. firmly establishing this little sports car as a true classic. Tr2 Claims to Fame: 1954 Mille Miglia – came 28th out of 450 starters and June 1954 Le Mans came 5th in class! This 1954 Triumph Tr2 is an early long-door car, so named for the door skins that extended to the bottom of the rocker, very sought after and desirable. Chassis number TS 3618 was manufactured on the 13th of september 1954 for the UK homemarket. The original colour was British Racing Green with brown vynide interior and fawn weathergear. Optional extras were disc brakes on 5.50 x 15 tyres and heater The car presents itself today in gleaming black Exterior with red Leather Interior and matching Weathergear – Absolutely Stunning ! Completely rebuilt to the very highest standard in the last ownership between 1996 and 2012. A breathtaking motorcar and simply a labour of love. Odometer reads 21980 miles and the car drives and handles superb TS 3618 comes with a very comprehensive historyfile We firmly believe this is one of the most stunning 1954 Triumph Tr2 we have ever had the pleasure of seeing and working with and are extremely confident that any new owner will feel the same upon delivery, and thereafter ownership. We welcome viewings at our premises here in Suffolk at anytime via an appointment so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Overseas visitors are most welcome and can be collected from all London airports with accommodation arranged. Should a classic car be available for part exchange we also have no hesitation in sharing details. Shipping and Delivery Worldwide delivery of the car can be facilitated with ease. If in mainland Europe, Phil as always will be delighted to deliver the car personally via covered Trailer. Beyond Europe, shipping can easily be arranged.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 210127
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
38,450 GBP
Vehicle Location


Country
United Kingdom
 
City, State
Zip
IP12
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
20000

Year
1954

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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