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1953 was the first year of production for the Triumph TR2 and 250 examples were made during that year. The model was designed by Walter Belgrove and built using a body-on-frame construction. The Triumph TR2 was characterized by its long rear, smooth nose, integral fenders, and cutaway doors. The suspension system was composed of coil springs and wishbones in the front, and a live axle on leaf springs in the rear. Powered by a tractor engine with double carburetors, the TR2 could produce 90 hp. The 1953 Triumph TR2 was ahead of the competition with a top speed over 100 mph and a gas mileage up to 26 mph. Inside, the cabin was tight and the driving experience offered raw sensations with the feeling of being close to the road. The Triumph TR2 was introduced at the same time as the Austin Healey 100its main competitorwith the advantage of being cheaper and more refined.
Looking to purchase a Classic Triumph?
With the best quality to price ratio, the 1953 Triumph TR2 was very successful from the beginning, especially on the US marketwhich would absorb 70% of the production. Should you be looking for an example for your collection, The Beverly Hills Car Club is a great place to start. The dedicated team will help you find the perfect example at the right price. Their Los Angeles showroom is the home for a wide inventory of classics for sale, including classic Triumphs. Come visit anytime to view the current models available. In addition, the friendly staff will share good tips and advice on how to make a good transaction, if you already spotted an example you like. For example, they’ll tell you that to differentiate an early TR2 from later models, a reliable guide is the spacing between the windscreen wipers. On the earlier cars, the wipers were 10.5 inches away and at TS995, they were spaced to 14.5 inches to allow a larger area to be wiped.
Please call The Beverly Hills Car Club today if you have any questions about a 1953 Triumph TR2 whether it’s currently in their Los Angeles collection or not. The friendly team is looking forward to speaking with you soon.
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