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1954 Triumph TR2


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If it’s a classic British roadster you’re after, you cannot afford to ignore the TR2.

Said to be the cheapest British car to top 100mph, the TR2 received plenty of plaudits from road testers of the time and "fun to drive" was a regular comment. And they were right, the TR2 is just that.

Its 90bhp may not sound a lot today, but allied to compact dimensions and light kerb weight, it still is more than enough to entertain an enthusiastic driver.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • Very Clean Example.
  • Faster than a Healey and cheaper too :)
  • Chrome Wire Wheels
  • Moto-Lita Steering Wheel
  • Twin Dellorto Carburetors
  • Manual / Overdrive (On Third and Fourth)
  • Upholstery is in good order.
  • Soft top new- including side screens.
  • Drives tight and performs incredibly well - sounds good and goes like a wee rocket.
  • The very torquey engine starts instantly and runs beautifully.
  • The four speed Manual / Overdrive gearbox with a delightful short throw gearshift is quick and precise, the synchros all work perfectly and the car seems to beg to be driven in an enthusiastic manner.
  • To avoid confusion, this car is definitely a TR2. The front grille is off a TR3A, so someone changed the front apron back in the day, perhaps to 'modernise' their TR2 and make it look like a TR3 at the time when the wide mouth TR2 became an option. This can of course be changed back to its original form by the Buyer.

This TR is an ideal buy for someone wanting a turn key and drive off sports car with all the factory go-faster bits already there, for touring, vintage or classic racing, or even just for an occasional drive on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

It was Triumph boss Sir John Black’s desire to emulate the success of MG that led to the rapid design and launch of the TR2. What the company delivered was a simple, but robust little roadster. Based on a pre-WW2 Standard chassis, it borrowed the proven 2.0-litre engine from the Vanguard model, making it a quick car. Few cars are as entertaining as a classic British drop-top and the TR2 is one of the best examples of the breed, while that straightforward and sturdy construction makes it hugely tempting now.

Buy a good one, like this one, and you’ll enjoy one of the finest little roadsters on the market.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered, if sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE.

Viewing is STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT only.

This vehicle has been sold

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.