Triumph TR2 (1953)

Triumph TR2 (1953)

1950's British sportscar


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1953 TR 2 TS148 – GFVL 241
Rare 1953 long door example of this classic touring car. The car has been lovingly rebuilt with a body-off
restoration over recent years & looks stunning in signal red with immaculate maroon leather interior. The
car is now being offered for sale as the owner has passed away; sadly he was unable to carry out the
last few minor tasks remaining to complete this labour of love. Full documentation of the rebuild is
available with accompanying photographs.

502 miles since restoration
Build date: 30th November 1953
Date of first registration: 14th December 1953

Original colour: Black
Trim: Geranium leather

Brand new soft top
Original engine number: TS 189E
This was the first TR2 in Lincolnshire & was used as a demonstrator in late 1953
The car is not original; the following modifications have been made:
– Rear axle is Girling
– Servo powered front disc brakes
– Overdrive gearbox fitted
– Engine has CT series block with 89 mm liners & the TR3 cylinder head has had hard inserts fitted
along with new valve guides & valves
– High-torque starter motor fitted
– Alternator fitted
– Electrically operated cooling fan fitted
– “Super-Core” radiator fitted
– All electrical systems have been rewired using a new cloth bound loom
– All brake pipes & fuel lines have been replaced
– The engine lubrication system is fitted with a “Spin-on” oil filter
– Bodywork was stripped of all paint by SPL (Dudley)
– The body was completely rebuilt by North Devon Metalcraft (Barnstaple)
– The interior including seats, trim carpets etc. was provided by John Skinner (Cirencester)
– The bodywork was repainted by Premier Paints (Neston, Cheshire)