Register’s TR2 revealed
A streamlined Triumph TR2 prototype used for breaking speed records has been unveiled by the TR Register after a painstaking 11-month restoration.
The NEC Classic Motor show was the 1953 car’s first public outing since the 1970s, save for an appearance in partially restored form at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show back in March. The TR2, which has been restored by club experts with the help of Moss Europe, is mechanically standard but has a metal tonneau cover, belly pan and rear wheel spats to reduce drag.
MVC 575 set a world record for twolitre production sports cars at Jabbeke in March 1953 at the hands of Ken Richardson. The car was dismantled in 1976 ahead of a planned restoration, but was bought by a club member more than a decade ago and work began on the car in January.
Club press officer Wayne Scott says: ‘I’m so glad it’s here at the NEC, as the reaction to it has been incredible. It’s a very special car in Triumph’s history – it’s the car that originally put the TR name on the map.’
BEFORE The TR2’s first outing this year was at the Practical Classics Restoration Show.
AFTER It now has a metal tonneau, lightweight screen and wheel spats to reduce drag.