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 Green_TR2_white.jpg (17486 bytes)Triumph launched the first model in its TR range in 1953, the TR2.The TR2 was well received by the motoring press and it quickly established a strong place in the British sports car market, this was the first model in a range destined to stay in production for many years.

TR2 : THE NEW TR2: was built on an entirely new and stiffer frame, the body was extended at the rear into a shapely box that enclosed the spare wheel and provided lockable luggage accommodation, while the engine was refined to produce more power making the TR2 a genuine 100 mph sports car. Not only that,it turned out to be a surprisingly economical one as well. It was not uncommon to hear of owners claiming 30 plus mpg at sports car driving speeds.Ken Richardson took a TR2 to the Jabekke Highway in Belgium and recorded an average two way speed of 124 mph! That was sensational for a car of this size and type at the time.Laycock de Normanville overdrive, operating on third and top gears, was offered as an optional extra as were wire spooked wheels. Initial difficulties with road holding and braking were cured by fitting bigger rear brakes and Michelin X radial tires were added to the options list.Triumph were well ahead of their rivals in fitting these superior tires at the time. In the autumn of 1954 the doors were shortened to give a stiffer body and to make it easier to open them without catching the curbside.Triumph then became one of the first sports car manufacturers to offer an optional extra detachable hard top. This beautifully styled item was made in glass reinforced plastic (grp). The company, however,took a strange approach with the hardtop. If you ordered the optional extra hardtop they assumed you wanted a coupe rather than a roadster and the car was supplied without the folding roof.If you wanted a folding roof, so the full benefits of the detachable nature of the hardtop could be enjoyed, you had to pay extra for the folding top! THE TR2 took its first rally success in a Welsh event with its first international success coming in the 1954 Rac-Rally There followed a string of successes in the Mille Miglia and Alpine rallies.

TRIUMPH TR2 FRANCORCHAMPS : The "Le Coupé Francorchamps TR2"    was manufactured by the Belgian Triumph importer Imperia at Nessonvaux. Mechanically the car was similar to the TR2 but it had a hardtop (glass panel) . Production from 1954 to 1956 A total of 22 pieces were manufactured . >> Francorchamps TOP


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