1955 Triumph TR2 Roadster & Hardtop
- 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 Want to buy? Contact seller!
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!
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
- 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.
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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