Produced 1953 - 1955
The 1952 London Motor Show saw the debut of a new prototype sports car from Triumph called the 20TS (Triumph-Sports). It was cobbled together from Standard, Vanguard and Triumph parts such as the Standard Flying 9's frame, the Triumph Mayflower back axle and front springs. The engine chosen, from Standard, had also been used in the Vanguard, Morgan Plus 4 and the TEA20 Ferguson tractor. For the 20TS however the capacity was reduced to 1991cc. It was a rugged 4 cylinder, push rod, overhead valve unit using replaceable wet liners of 83mm bore for quick refurbishment.
The TR2 was introduced in August 1953 and ran until October 1955. Over 8600 were produced, it developed 90bhp. Initially produced as a "long door" as in the line drawing above, it was later (1954) given a sill and was known as the "short door" - compare the photos below. A fibreglass hard top was also available.
On the 20th May 1953 a TR2 was run on a stretch of the Jabbeke motorway in Belgium and recorded a speed of 124.9mph.
Engine = 4 cylinder wet sleeve, Bore = 83mm x Stroke = 92mm, Compression = 8.5:1, 90bhp, 1991cc
Gearbox = 4 speed, optional overdrive on 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Built- over 8600