later British Leyland, really got going with a series of two seater roadsters
after W.W.II. By the early '50s, the TR2 was introduced and the rest is history.
The company went out of business in 1981, but in those 30 years some real classics
were produced. Each model was a great design and has become somewhat timeless
over the years. Even though it was not overly popular when it was introduced,
the TR8 looks better with time. Along with MG, this Marque is classic British
all the way.
TRIUMPH TR 2
This was the first in a great series of Triumph
roadsters. This one was made in the first year of production, and has
been beautifully restored. The 1991 cc Four has been completely rebuilt
and turns out about 90 hp. Should be able to match the 104 mph capability
it was 'born' with. Only 8600 were produced before the TR-3 was introduced
in the fall of 1955.
TRIUMPH TR 3B
One of the last ones of this series. Very nice
restoration. This one has the 2138 cc 4 cylinder engine that goes next
into the TR4s. Twin SU carbs and about 100 hp with a top speed of about
105 mph. The last Triumph model before being squared off on the door lines.
In my eye, this and the Morgans are the classic Sporting Cars. Just fun
to drive around in, solid and somewhat nimble.
TRIUMPH TR 4
restoration with lots of original touches. 2138cc Four with dual SU carbs
turns out about 100bhp and should do about 100 mph. Doesn't have the independent
rear suspension of the later TR4s, but works just fine. Strange convertible
top, glass rear and top section like a Targa type. We also get roll-up
glass windows with this model. Nice touch.
the early ones, still had the chrome grill and normal looking chrome bumper
setup. The Mark 2 was only made from 65-67, and had a 1147 cc in-line
4 cylinder engine with twin SU carbs. Turned out a whomping 67 HP at 6000
rpm. That would get you slightly better than 92 mph. It has front disks
which were new at the time, rear drums.
TRIUMPH TR 250
this one year. Basically a late TR4A body with the 'new' TR6 six cylinder
engine with twin Stromberg carbs. 2498 ccs and 105 bhp with a 4-speed
tranny. 0-60 was 8.1 sec and the top end 117 mph. Has different side trim
than the 4A, but essentially the same. It was a quicker car than the upcoming
TR6 as it weighed some 250 pounds less. Very quick car that did well in
SCCA C-Production. In England it was fuel injected and called the TR5
and that one turned out some 150 hp.
TRIUMPH GT-6 COUPE
version of the Spitfire, with a 2 liter inline 6 with dual SU Carbs. These
cars were not overly popular at the time as street cars, but made great
racers. Group 44 took the E-Production championship for 2 straight years
untill they bumped it up to D-Production.
TRIUMPH TR 6
of production. Full TR 250 drive train, in-line six cylinder engine. 155
horsepower. Really one of the classic British roadsters. This is probably
my most popular car with visitors. Hate the clutch, but even the after
market ones lurch into full grab at about a half inch off the floor. Very
similar to the racing clutch in the 240Z. Digs up the gravel drive any
chance it gets.