The classic Triumph TR2
The Triumph TR2 is a sports car produced between 1953 and 1955 by the Standard Motor Company in the United Kingdom. The car uses a twin SU carburettor version of the 121cid 4-cylinder Standard Vanguard engine tuned for increasing output to 90 horsepower. The body was mounted on a substantial separate chassis with coil-sprung independent suspension at the front and a leaf spring at the rear. The car could be supplied with wire or disc wheels. The standard transmission was a 4-speed manual, but overdrive was also available as an extra option. The car was equipped with Lockheed drum brakes.
The Triumph TR2 was designed to challenge MG in the sports car export market to North America. Another reason was because Sir John Black, the boss of the Standard Motor Company, had previously made a bid for the Morgan Motor Company, which failed. He would design his own sports car that could compete with MG. Triumph already had the Triumph Roadster, but it was dated and didn't have enough power. Sir John Black wanted an affordable sports car, so he started building a prototype.
The chassis was a shortened version of the Standard Eight and the engine was the Standard Vanguard 2-litre; a two-seater body was created around this. It was named 20TS, unveiled at the 1952 London Motor Show. A year later, the TR2 was revealed. It had a better appearance, a simple ladder-type chassis, a longer body and a larger trunk. The TR2 was loved by American buyers and became the top earner for Triumph.
Buy a Triumph TR2 classic at E&R Classics
Finding an Triumph that's right for you is priority number one. The search for your dream car often starts online. ERClassics has done everything it can to give you an idea of the cars, so every car on our own site is provided with a photo report, 360 degrees images, a video and background information about the car can be found. Would you rather view the car physically? Then you can visit our showroom in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Check our website for opening times.
High quality Triumph TR2 classic cars at E&R Classics
All classic cars offered by us, including the Triumph TR2 are checked against a list with 125 points. This assessment is performed by one of our own technicians. Delivering classic cars that are in perfect condition is of great importance to ERClassics. The classic cars offered by us are therefore of high quality. If you would like more information about maintenance on a classic car or if you are wondering what mechanics in classic car workshops do, click here.
Trade in or sell your Triumph TR2 classic car
At ER Classics you can of course buy an Triumph TR2, but we also offer the option to sell your current classic car or to trade it in. If you would like more information about selling or trading in your classic car, please contact one of our classic car experts. You can of course also visit our showroom to discuss the possibilities.
Maintenance on a classic car
Of course every car needs maintenance, and it can sometimes happen that something needs to be repaired. It is no different for a classic car. Because you like to keep your classic car in top condition, a good garage is important. Any garage can provide you with maintenance, but sometimes you just need that extra bit of specialism, then you can choose to take your classic car to a classic car workshop where they focus on 1 brand or type of classic car. The mechanics often work with the same classic cars and have thus specialized in maintenance or repairs on those specific classic cars.
ER Classics has the right classic Triumph TR2 for you!
What are the advantages of buying a Triumph TR2 classic from ER Classics?
- Large range of Triumph classics for sale
- All classic cars have been thoroughly checked by our own workshop
- Own workshop with 20 mechanics
- Registration and inspections
-Worldwide transport to the door
- High quality and service
- Trade-in options
- Customers rate us with a 8.9
Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer
If you are looking for a beautiful new Triumph TR2, you will be assisted by one of our own classic cars experts. ERclassics has specialized in the purchase and sale of classic cars since 2008 and can rightly call itself Europe's number 1 online classic car dealer.