1955 Triumph TR2 Roadster & Hardtop

Price: - Item location: Argos, Indiana, United States
  • Make: Triumph
  • Model: TR2
  • SubModel: Roadster
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1955
  • Mileage: 80,620
  • VIN: TS 5312 L
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 4 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Hardtop, Side Curtains, Spare Tire, Car Cover, Floor Mats, Boot Cover, Soft Top Frame, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1955 Triumph TR2


RARE, 1955 Triumph TR2, Short-Door, Last year made, this is the 119th one made in '55.

I have owned many LBC's in my past, including Stags. Every big British Car Show I have attended, there's always only one TR2. It's that Light Green with Red interior and it is a jaw dropper. I always told myself, "Someday I'll Get One". But with the extreme rarity ofthis car that was only made for 3 years, in limited numbers no less, and values climbing, I figured a TR2 wouldnever berealistic.Well, Never say Never!

THE STORY:

This car has been in dry storage since 1975. The former owners health had deteriorated and it was parked with pride. It sat for decades, with just a monthly running in the garage. Finally the owner passed away, so when it was offered to me, it had not been started in over a year. Upon inspection, I found the missing key under the Drivers seat cushion! The car had been undisturbed for a very long time, but was all there!Alas, I still figured this would be a long term project, as it had not been driven in years.But, it had a Hardtop, Side Curtains, Boot Cover, Spare Tire, Jack, Workshop Manual, all gauges, rubber floor mats, solid floors, virtually rust free. The last straw is when I opened the trunk. It was like an American Picker episode: Old license plates, fan belts, a light green car cover, Indiana State map, baseball; it was like a grade school time capsule!So, I asked myself,when's the last time you ever saw a TR2, let alone one For Sale? Seriously? So I did an Advanced Search on eBay. There were NONE. I have been a passionate British carguy for over 40 years. So, with fingers crossed,I jumped at the chance!

I had great plans for this car as its been on my bucket list (and every other TR enthusiast's) for decades. Had a restoration strategy in the place. The journey started with getting it running since the engine turned free. With a cleaning of the original glass fuel filter and air thru the fuel lines, inspection of the fuel tank passing, we put a battery to it and starting fluid in the twin carbs......it started.......and ran.....and ran, and RAN. Totally amazed, the journey continued.

  • Master Cylinder rebuilt
  • Front wheel cylinders
  • Brake job
  • Gas tank
  • Glass fuses
  • Horns
  • Headlights
  • Running Lights
  • Chrome Polished
  • Car Waxed
  • Tires aired up!

My Goal was to restoreit and have a Show Car. It would also serve as a great investment as the value has continually climbed. I had hoped to send it off to the legendary Macy's Garage in Ohio who is the TR guru.

Well, a change in plans occurred. Life does that. So, I simply need to sell the little TR to a good home. The buyer needs to have Purpose, Pride & Passion. This is really needs to go to a collector or someone who will love it. This car can easily be on the road, but I would hope that someone would restore it to it's original glory.

NADA Classic Car Values:

Retail $60,600

Rough $13,000

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I have been on eBay for over 20 years. Perfect Rating, Perfect Feedback. Bid with Confidence

I will except PayPal, Bank Wire, Certified Funds ONLY

Once monies have cleared, I will release the car.

BUYER arranges Shipping, Transportation, Insurance.

No Warranty, the cars 63 years old. It will be sold AS IS

All the accessories are included: Hardtop, Side Curtains, Spare, Jack, Top Bows, Misc. in Trunk

PLEASE NoNegative Feedback orZero Feedback bidders

All sales are FINAL

This is an emotional sale, I do not want any none qualifying bidders, only serious buyers. Thank You in advance!

Again, NO RESERVE