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See Homepage. This page: Another photo from Peter Scott's album, this time showing a young Peter and a red TR2.
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Triumph TR2 seen in 1956.

This photo, taken in 1956, shows a youthful Peter stood with a TR2 he spotted whilst out and about. This particular car, registration MSG 798, still shows on the DVLA website, last taxed in 2006, so chances are the car still survives today - does any TR owner out there recognise this car? The DVLA information advises that the car was first registered on the 9th April 1955, and is still finished in red. On the subject of the Triumph's colour, the photo seems to show the sill and passenger door being a different shade of red, which suggests some repair work had been done to it, within the car's first year or so on the road.
1955 Triumph TR2
The TR2 range was introduced in 1953 and continued in production until 1955, making the car shown here quite a late example of the breed. Under the swoopy coachwork lay a four cylinder, twin carburettor, engine, this unit previously found lurking under the bulbous bonnet of the Standard Vanguard saloon. The car could comfortably crack the ton, and featured up-to-date styling, at a time when rivals MG were still producing pre-war looking motorcars, such as the TD and later the TF.
Present-day enthusiasts for the first TR sportscar will find a number of advertisements relating to their favourite car on the TR2 ads page, and their car also featuring in the Triumph TR screensaver that is available to download here at If you owned a TR2 or TR3 back in the sixties, chances are you'd have heard of this tuning company featured at oldclassiccar, namely SAH Accessories, of Leighton Buzzard, who specialised in tuning the Triumph engines. Photos of the much later TR6 have also been added to this section now.
If toys are more your thing, an in-period motorised Triumph TR2 produced by Victory Industries can be seen here, in the toy cars section. Thanks again to Peter for sending the above photo over.
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A photo of this model's replacement, the TR3, may be found here.
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