Triumph Roadster 2.0 : 1948-1949
The Triumph 2000 Roadster is of particular interest to the Triumph
enthusiast, as it is the immediate predecessor to the well-known TR2-TR8 series of sports
cars. A lesser known distinction for the car is that it was the last production car to
feature a rumble seat. (A "dickey seat" in England.) The 2000 Roadster is
essentially the same as the prior Triumph 1800 Roadster, with minor changes, and the
Standard Vanguard 2088cc engine.
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1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster
This Roadster is in excellent condition,
having been completely restored some years back. It is painted in "Champagne",
with a "rust" interior. It is now used only as a parade and picnic car. The car
has a large diameter tubular frame and aluminum bodywork, due to post-war shortages of
pressed steel products. It has the Standard Vanguard 2088cc engine (68 HP and 108
pound-feet of torque), and a three speed (three-on-the-tree) transmission. The Roadsters
were the last production car in the world with a rumble seat, which is referred to as a
"dickey seat" in England.
It is often said that the
Roadsters were designed by a committee, and they have been referred to as ugly ducklings.
That is why we commissioned a hand crafted swan to serve as our hood ornament. We think
our roadster is really beautiful, and we receive many compliments on it The car has won
best-of-show at the Reno MG Club's show, and also first place in the Nevada Day Parade