As the closing days ended of WWII, the whole world was looking to
move forward, including automotive manufacturers which primarily
would build only military items to defeat Hitler for a whole five
years. Well, in 1944 Triumph had been purchased by Standard Motor
Company and the managing director was Sir John Black and he wanted
a sports car to take on Jaguar which had used Standard engines in
the pre-war period. I have personally never spent time around these
interesting little cars but man, they are cool, they are also very
rare with only 4,501 cars being produced in the four year period
from 1946 through 1949 and only 2,000 being made for the last two
years with the bigger motor. Not to mention these cars were largely
hand built from start to finish. It is hard to say how many exist
still but my research brings up not much information and even fewer
being offered for sale. This particular little Roadster has a clear
US title and is ready to be enjoyed.....or restored, whatever you
have in mind. The car was restored some years ago and has some
paint blemishes, scratches etc.....but mechanically this Roadster
is awesome. It always starts right up nice and easy with a almost
intant nice idyl. Goes down the road nice with easy shifting. The
interior appears to be largely original and shows accordingly. The
tires and brakes are goo, the underside is very nice and the car
does not appear to leak or smoke. The convertible top is in nice
usable condition and all the lights work down to the traffic
indicators, which are so cool. Like I said before this is a very
rare, driver quality unique car that can be enjoyed as is or would
make for a nice restoration candidate.
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1949 Triumph TR2
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