Some early TR2s were immediately re-sprayed by their owners, changing effeminate colors like Olive Yellow and Geranium to more traditional ones like British Racing Green
The post-war Standard-Triumph company, like most manufacturers of the period, found strong demand for its products. Exports were critical to the survival of the English auto industry and Triumph knew that returning American GIs had developed a taste for British sports cars, so plans were made for a new line.
With the introduction of the TR2 in 1953, America’s love affair with the British sports car began in earnest, as the new model offered British motoring, with all its grandeur and heritage, at a relative bargain.
The TR2 Roadster offered here is absolutely beautiful and in seemingly better-than-new condition. The subject of a complete nut-and-bolt restoration less than six months ago, it has traveled only break-in miles since completion.
We understand that it runs, drives and operates as expected, and is a true pleasure to take out on the open road. The engine bay appears very tidy, as does the underbody, interior and trunk. This numbers-matching Triumph is complete with all factory options, and includes a telescoping steering wheel, overdrive and an original tool pouch. Truly one of the nicest TR2 roadsters, this car warrants close inspection.