Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The Triumph TR2/3 became the best-selling sports car of its day not because it had outstanding looks, not because it had outstanding performance, *or* handling, *or* anything. It was, however, the best package. It combined everything that a sports car should be with the right balance.

Its lines were chunky yet purposeful and they had a cheekiness which later stylists have not been able to reproduce, its chassis was agricultural, but it worked, its engine was torquey and had a glorious exhaust note, and Triumph stayed ahead of the game by introducing such details as exterior handles on the cut-away doors and also disc brakes on the front wheels.
We forget too easily that there was a reason why the TR series was popular fo