Triumph TR2


The result of a complete redesign of the 20TS prototype in 1952/1953, this car had a new chassis frame, more powerful engine and lengthened tail style. Engineering and redesign was by Harry Webster (chief chassis engineer), John Turnbull (chassis), David Eley (engine), George Jones (transmission), and Walter belgrove (body): testing was by Ken Richardson. The first hand assembled production cars (TS1 & TS2) were completed at Banner Lane in July 1953. Every other car (with 90bhp/1991cc) was assembled in the old assembly halls at Canley. Only 248 cars were delivered before the end of 1953. Until October 1954, the first 4000 cars were produced with 'long door' body shells. Thereafter the TR2 changed to 'short doors' with body sills under them. Production carried on until October 1955, when the TR3 took over. 8628 cars built from 1953 to 1955.



August 1953 to October 1955

Production Figures

Produced for the Home Market - 2823

Produced for the Export Market - 5805

Total - 8636

Basic Price

£555 + puchase tax

Optional Extras

Overdrive, wire wheels

Engine Details

4 Cylinder 83mm x 92mm 1991cc, wet liner engine

Producing 90bhp at 4800rpm.

Max torque - 117lbs/ft at 3000rpm.

Twin 1½" SU Carbs

Suspension Details

Front: Independent by unequal length double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic dampers

Rear: Live axle, half elliptic springs and lever arm dampers

Wheels: Pressed steel disc with 5.50 x 15 tyres


Maximum Speed 103 mph

0 - 30 mph 3.6s

0 - 50 mph 8.2s

0 - 60 mph 11.9s

0 - 90 mph 51.9s

Standing ¼ mile 18.7s

Overall Fuel Consumption 32.0 mpg

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May 1953 - achieved 124.889 mph at Jabbeke, 1954 Milia Miglia - came 28th out of 450 starters, June 1954 Le Mans (fifth in class) July 1954 - Gatsonides and Slotemaker win Alpine Cup.

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This is an appeal to anyone in Aarhus area who can maybe help me with my engine. I have rebuilt carbs and also did a top end rebuild, I have simply got something wrong, the RPM on my TR6 is too high (1400 snd increases when hot) meaning no town driving as I risk overheating. I have exhausted my limit of knowledge and need help, I guess on timing and fuel (its a carb version with 175s) , so please see this as a call for help to anyone who can recommend some help or can help in the Aarhus area. My recent planned road trip to Germany I had to cancel and want some summer driving. Richard ... Se mereSe mindre
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