Classic Car Catalogue

Triumph 1954

Renown - discontinued in October

Great Britain

Production figures of the Saloon: 1800 - 4000, 2000 - 2000, Renown - 9301, Limousine - 190.
Triumph TR2 Sports, Model 20TR2, was introduced in the summer of 1953 – the result of exhaustive test work on the two Triumph Roadster prototypes. The production model feature a longer, squared-off tail, housing a good-sized luggage boot, and modifications to brakes and chassis frame. The sidelamps are moved to below the headlamps, and the rear lamps raised to the tips of the finned wings. The power unit is derived from that of the Standard Vanguard. With twin SU carburettors and 8.5:1 compression ratio, the 1991 -cc OHV Four develop 90 bhp at 4800 rpm. It drive the hypoid bevel rear axle through a four-speed gearbox. The car quickly established itself in competition work by taking 1 st, 2nd and 5th places in the 1954 RAC Rally. A specially tuned TR2 achieved 125 mph on the Jabbeke highway in Belgium in 1953.
Doors modified in October (short-door).

Zwycięstwo (Wallwork) w rajdzie R.A.C. (TR-2)



TDC (4 cyl, 2088 cm³, 68 KM) - discontinued
  Saloon (wb: 111 in)



TR2 (R4 cyl, 1991 cc, 90 bhp)




Entries and results:
12h Sebring 07.03.1954 (round 2) Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
35 TR2   Patterson / Hendricks A.Patterson 24th S2.0 3rd    
Mille Miglia 1-2.05.1954 (round 3)   Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
507 TR2   Brooke / Fairman   94th S2.0 12th    
526 TR2   Stoddart / White   dnf S2.0 -    
528 TR2   Gatsonides / Richardson   27th S2.0 7th    
  24h Le Mans 13.06.1954 (round 4) Entrant: Results: Perf.
#         gen. class  
62 TR2   Wadsworth / Brown E.B.Wadsworth 15th 1.5-2.0 5th    
Tourist Trophy 11.09.1954 (round 5)   Results:    
#         gen. class    
25 TR2   Brooke / Douglas L.Brooke 22nd S2.0 9th    
26 TR2   Merrick / Tew R.Merrick 24th S2.0 10th    
27 TR2   Johnstone / Titterington J.B.Johnstone 18th S2.0 6th    
28 TR2   Lund / Blackburn Ted Lund 19th S2.0 7th    
29 TR2   Dickson / Richardson R.Dickson 20th S2.0 8th    
30 TR2   McCaldin / Maunsell B.McCaldin 17th S2.0 5th