Triumph TR2

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Triumph TR2

The Triumph TR2 went on sale in 1953 and was the first in a long line of successful sports cars to be built by Triumph. Its chassis was based on the pre Second World War Standard Flying Nine, and featured bodywork styled by designer Walter Belgrove. The engine was a modified standard Vanguard unit that had been reduced in capacity (to allow entry in the under two litre class of motor sport) and was fitted with twin carburettors. This car was Triumphs first 100 mph sports car and was also the cheapest 100 mph car available at the time from any manufacturer. Minor improvements were made to the car in 1954, most notably of which were the fitting of shorter doors to address the problem of the earlier cars longer doors fouling the kerb on opening. Production of the TR2 ended in October 1955 after more than 8500 cars had been produced. It was replaced by the TR3.


 

Specifications

Model

TR2

Years Produced

1953-1955

Body Type

2 door sports, all steel

Length

12ft 9in

Width

4ft 8in

Weight

1981lb

Engine

4 cylinder inline 1991cc

Power

90 bhp @ 4800 rpm

Torque

117lb ft @ 3000 rpm

Gearbox

4 speed manual

Driven Wheels

Rear

Brakes

Drums front & rear

Front Suspension

Independent, Coil spring & wishbone

Rear Suspension

Leaf Spring, live axle

 

Performance

Model

TR2

Top Speed

103 mph

0-60 mph

12.2 seconds

Fuel Consumption

26 mpg approx

 

Useful Links

TR Drivers Club

TR Register

Club Triumph

Triumph Owners Club New Zealand

Triumph TR books at Amazon.co.uk

 

Gallery