Triumph TR2


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Yesterday evening on the way back to home, I happen to see a vintage car decorated in front of a church. There was a wedding going on this 2 seat car was decorated for the couples. Check out some pictures:

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Triumph TR2 is a 2 liter sports car built between 1953 and 1955 by the Standard Motor Company in the United Kingdom. A total of approximately 8636 cars were produced during this time. The car used a twin SU carburetor version of the 1991 cc four cylinder Standard Vanguard engine tuned to increase its output to 90 bhp (67 kW) :eek: The body was mounted on a substantial separate chassis with coil-sprung independent suspension at the front and a leaf spring live axle at the rear. The standard transmission was a four speed manual unit but overdrive was available on top gear as an option. Lockheed drum brakes were fitted all round. As per records, the top speed of 107.3 mph (172.7 km/h) is recorded and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 12.0 seconds. A fuel consumption of 34.5 miles per imperial gallon (8.19 L/100 km; 28.7 mpg) was recorded as well. Triumph TR2 is presumed to be the lowest price British car to be able to exceed 100 mph (160 km/h).

The car was maintained in the top class condition. I regret for not having a quality camera with me. I took these photos using my Nokia E51.
 
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Great catch shynish. The car is looking really good. So this one was a 90HP model.
 
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Thanks Guys! Yes, I was really shocked to know that it is 90 BHP in the year 1955 !!!.

And in 2010, we are thrilled about 90HP Punto and talking about 1.6 L Ford Figo [frustration]
 
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Excellent find Shynish & the Triumph is looking awesome even now!

90BHP is no wonder those days, there were even more powerful cars. (Just Indian Auto scene is getting to know powerful cars now)
 
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I want a scale model of this Grandma.
BTW, many vintage cars are painted red and used in marriage ceremonies.
(In India)
 
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Thanks for sharing the pics dude.
BTW, you said the car was manufactured between 1953- 1955. That means whats the age of this car??? [surprise]
I loved those alloys. It really looks hawt!!! [clap]
 

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Brilliant car and nice images, Shynish. I think I have seen a similar Triumph model about a year ago, at Auto Mall.

Drive Safe,
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BTW, you said the car was manufactured between 1953- 1955. That means whats the age of this car???
Yeh, after that they released the upgraded versions of the same!

Maybe the couple can't manage to pay the 200% Road Tax, and so, they've gone in for his 'per-worshipped' majesty.
It is very expensive to maintain such old cars too. As these cars does not meets the emission norms there are strict rules regarding such vintage cars. Also, these are sort of collectors item and a status symbol!
 
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