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. Restoration carried out 1986-1990. NOTE: This car has some modifications such as a 3A front apron and rear panel. It also has short doors, which were not introduced until TS4002, so it appears that a later shell was used in a restoration, which would have been certified by the VIN label showing in one of the pics.
- Engine number on this car is TS21245E, which is actually a 1963 TR4 motor, 2138cc instead of the original 1991cc, so with the Dellorto carbs, its Faster than a Healey and cheaper too :)
- Chrome Wire Wheels
- Moto-Lita Steering Wheel
- Twin Dellorto Carburetors & Disk Brakes have been added, amongst other cosmetic mods, such as badges, handle on the boot, door handles, separate indicators, side screen housings and sidescreens etc.
- 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.
Back in the 50s it was common for the early cars to be TR3’d but this would generally be just the front and rear apron. It would have been unusual for someone to be this detailed in the updates, which makes this car quite unique.
This TR is a good, driveable example - not for purists. More 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.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered, if sold in New Zealand.
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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.
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